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uk86ze
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  M roadster S50

Simota air box.

Post by uk86ze » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 09:33

Ive had fun and games with this yesterday and almost 2 hrs later put the standard box back on again. It just doesnt want to fit.

Here its connected but seems along way out where its supposwed to sit.
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Airbox in place but look at the other end.
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without the maf inplace but sitting ok at the other end.
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looking at Jontt's install on his old Roadster that airbox was narrower and a toatally different shape from this.

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Any help most welcome as its an great upgrade when its on but its been a :head:

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Jonttt
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 13:51

mmm looks like a different one to the one I had.

I got mine from Evolve and they "made" it up from an M3 hoses/connectors and renault clio carbon box/filter.They told me this is how they made up all of their kits for the Z3m S50 engine.

Very tight fit but thats how it is suppoosed to be.

It looks like thats for a different car ?

Here was mine, different shape

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and fitted

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uk86ze
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  M roadster S50

Post by uk86ze » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 14:07

Bought it of Indy who had it on his coupe, spoke to him yesterday and his mechanic took it off so no help there.

uk86ze
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Post by uk86ze » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 14:13

but searching on the forum these do look the same as mine.
maany selling a couple
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PERRIN Z3M
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  M roadster S50
Location: Horley

Post by PERRIN Z3M » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 20:18

Hi

The photos of the blue ///M is mine and it was very tight to fit in and you really have to shove it in behind the headlight.
To be honest I don't think the fit is brilliant but once in it seems ok.


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uk86ze
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  M roadster S50

Simota

Post by uk86ze » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 23:04

Hi
Thanks for the post. I was going to pm you but forgot. Does my filter look the same as yours as it's totally different to Jontts.
Thanks
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Post by DAVE P » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 10:33

hi, first post but some of you may know me from other forums, the simota is a really tight fit!, from the picture it looks like it needs to come forward and to the left so that the rubber covering the carbon is under the cars front panel, also when fitting mine we removed the large rubber elbow from the plenum and worked from the simota backwards which makes it easier to fit! good luck.

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Jonttt
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Post by Jonttt » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 12:06

Dave, Welcome on board, about time you stopped lurking on here :thumb:

You do know as a "nooby" you need to post some pics in the gallery section :D
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Post by DAVE P » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 16:17

thanks Jonttt, will try and post some pictures!

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Post by uk86ze » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 19:45

Just a quick update.
It's fitted but not taken for a drive yet, have not driven the car for the past month.
I did do a classic mistake of sticking the MAF the wrong way round and starting the car.

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Post by hornel Z3M » Mon 11 Oct, 2010 19:09

I thought mine was bigger than Jontt`s :P I had great sweat and tears getting mine in, it was a dreadfull job, i cant understand why it has to practically ruin all the hoses to get it in place, why dont they make it easier and have a couple of brackets to hold it in place. Not confident enough to start the car yet, i`m waiting for the valium to ware off.

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