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Old 08-17-2009
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Originally Posted by iamflagman View Post
Custom made thermo blankets for the CAT 3208NA would be the most effective way to deal with the engine compartment heat, but cost more $$$$
Glad the guy that built my motor already spent all that money. He had the turbo wrapped and all the exhaust leading to it. All that heat I'm certain helps the boost.
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Old 08-08-2012
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Originally Posted by rtpn60 View Post
One thing I'm confused about is the design on the 3208 FC Air Filter. I has fins on it to swirl the air but the air has to make a 90 degree turn to pass through the filter so not sure what benefit the swirl does? Looking down from the top is sure seems to create a lot of restriction in my opinion? Has anyone modified this and removed the fins with any noticable change?

UPDATE - I removed the fins on top of the air filter long ago. It's a simple plastic slip on cover that cuts off very easily. It covers about 25% of the air cleaner. I believe it has made a difference but I don't have anything to actually measure that with.
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Old 08-08-2012
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I think the fins are for sound dampening.
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