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Old 05-24-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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I seem to have an extra box for the air filter. The blue SL1 on the front of the Haynes manual has what I'm talking about, but all the images for the sohc appear to be of a '94/'95, and they dont seem to mention it. Whats it for?

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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It is the air expantion tank. I took mine off and covered the hole to the air filter box. Not real sure way it is there other than I think it sounds better with it not there.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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Expansion tank? That's funny. Yeah, the air has to "expand" before it goes into the throttle body.

It's a resonator. Quiets the intake air. Blocks access to spark plug wires, O2 sensor, etc. Provides fodder for threads on forums like this. Supports the blow-molded plastics industry.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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That`s what a satty tech told me LOL

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:12 PM   #5
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So if I get something to plug up the hole in the air box, it can go?

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:13 PM   #6
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So if I get something to plug up the hole in the air box, it can go?
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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Of the 3 saturns that I`ved owned, it`s the first thing I did to them, But thats just me.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:15 PM   #8
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Thats good. I hate having stupid extra stuff.
thanks for the info.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:19 PM   #9
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Why do you need to plug up the hole? It comes before the filter, so leaving the hole would not let in unfiltered air.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:20 PM   #10
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Thats good. I hate having stupid extra stuff.
thanks for the info.
It's really not stupid. There is a reason for it to be there. Manufacturers don't design and add things just to increase the cost of their products.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:21 PM   #11
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I`m pretty sure that the air would be UNfiltered

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:24 PM   #12
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I`m pretty sure that the air would be UNfiltered
Have you checked?

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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It's a resonator. Quiets the intake air. Blocks access to spark plug wires, O2 sensor, etc. Provides fodder for threads on forums like this. Supports the blow-molded plastics industry.
It's got a reason for being there... a stupid one IMO.
Its below the filter in the box so the intake for the engine is on the other side of the filter

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:28 PM   #14
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I`m pretty sure that the air would be UNfiltered
No it won't. It only appears on the later models to quiet down air intake noise.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:29 PM   #15
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I`m not sure about them putting stuff on that is not needed i.e.:dual mufflers on a 4 or 6 cylider car 2 into 1 into 2 system? seems like extra wieght and cost me

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I`m not sure about them putting stuff on that is not needed i.e.:dual mufflers on a 4 or 6 cylider car 2 into 1 into 2 system? seems like extra wieght and cost me
Seems flashy to the consumer "Wow a dual exhaust Sunfire!" Or in our case, "Wow, the engine noise of this S-series is so quiet, that the rattling plastic sounds like a symphony of cheapness!"

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:42 PM   #17
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never mind!

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:47 PM   #18
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Lmao :d

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never mind!
hmmm missed it... lol

I just took a flat tip screw driver to the "pin" holding it in place and let it idle for ~5mins. Doesn't seem to be any louder then it was before but there is a chance it would only be noticable while actually driving.

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:00 PM   #20
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OK this is what I posted, LOL.

What does this box look like and is it on all models of the s series.

I want to make my car look and sound like a ricer so removing this would it make it possible? Ya know the cheap way of doing things seems to work best for me.

Oh and I want dual exhaust, but thats serious. Wouldnt it look cool to see black smoke pouring out two tailpipes instead of one? Well in my case oil actually :rollseyes:

I was just trying not to hijack, im trying to be good, I am! And I blame this additional post all on a poster on this board. Its all his fault. (But hey I have 1,474 posts now!!!!)

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