Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 526
Questions about air intake housing thingy...

I was waxing my baby(2001 "S") , and notice my drivers side engine air intake was different than my passanger side. I am talking about the rombus looking painted part not the black grill part. The drivers side sticks out about 1/8 of an inch or so, while the passangers is flush or even inset.

Can somebody check to see if theirs is the same and let me know. I know this is an odd request, but hell who doesn't like looking at their porsche?

__________________
I'll take my Guns, Religion, and Money; You can keep the "CHANGE" B.O.!!

SO, GROW A PAIR NANCY AND DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!
http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...Main/MyBox.jpg

Last edited by mptoledo; 07-17-2009 at 02:01 PM.
mptoledo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
It is like that on purpose. The driver's side intake housing takes in air while the pass, side expels engine heat. Since the driver's side sucks in air, they made it protrude out a bit to help deflect lit cigarette butts from entering your intake, cause it might cause a fire.
__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxtaboy
It is like that on purpose. The driver's side intake housing takes in air while the pass, side expels engine heat. Since the driver's side sucks in air, they made it protrude out a bit to help deflect lit cigarette butts from entering your intake, cause it might cause a fire.

Thanks, it was driving me nuts. I googled the subject and looked at hundreds of pics on ebay but couldn't tell.
__________________
I'll take my Guns, Religion, and Money; You can keep the "CHANGE" B.O.!!

SO, GROW A PAIR NANCY AND DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!
http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...Main/MyBox.jpg
mptoledo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #4
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by mptoledo
Thanks, it was driving me nuts. I googled the subject and looked at hundreds of pics on ebay but couldn't tell.
No problem. The earlier model yrs. had this issue where people threw out their cigarette butts out their window, and then they ended up getting sucked into the air intake, so afterwards, Porsche changed the design and added that protruding lip.
__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 03:05 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxtaboy
No problem. The earlier model yrs. had this issue where people threw out their cigarette butts out their window, and then they ended up getting sucked into the air intake, so afterwards, Porsche changed the design and added that protruding lip.
Also, I noticed mine has a screen in front of the snorkel so the intake can't ingest anything very big like a cig butt. I think the screen is unique to the 03/04 models but I'm not sure.
__________________
'03 3.2L GuardsRed/Blk/Blk---6Spd
Options: Litronics, 18" Carrera lights, Bose sound, Painted to match roll bars.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...Mautocross.jpg
Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam
Also, I noticed mine has a screen in front of the snorkel so the intake can't ingest anything very big like a cig butt. I think the screen is unique to the 03/04 models but I'm not sure.
I will have to look at mine(2001) and let you know later as tonight is bikini night at our local watering hole And of course I am totally there.

__________________
I'll take my Guns, Religion, and Money; You can keep the "CHANGE" B.O.!!

SO, GROW A PAIR NANCY AND DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!
http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...Main/MyBox.jpg
mptoledo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page