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How the hell would multiple intercooler fins come off? I'm going with piston ring or supercharger internals.
Who ever said anything about intercooler fins? I'm just saying that It had to have come from that direction is all...now a piston ring...........????....I just can't see a piston ring ending up in the INTAKE manifold...that would be something that you would see in the muffler or something because it would continue to go downstream of the piston not go up stream through a head then to the intake...its implausible! I tend to agree with a_pequin only that the procharger is still tight, has no binding and spins with no noise. I'm going to take it apart and rebuild it but still...it is perplexing....
Edit: It might just be an alien craft...I did hear a weird squeak the other day and come to think of it it sounded kinda like "OOOWWW!!!" lol
Last edited by sailorflavor; 11-02-2010 at 08:06 PM.
No way piston rings.
It has to be from the upstream side. Is it possibly some internal structure from an air filter (like a rib)? It may have been there for quite a while. I hope you find the source.
Yea we think alike...but I don't care if I find the source because I'm getting a new motor anyway. ;P But I would like to answer the questions. Maybe tomorrow I will have an answer for y'all if it stops raining!
I just realized who you were, why didnt you have me come over and help? We could be puzzled together!! lol
Haha I did it in the middle of the work day bro...I'm an A-Ganger in off crew..I did the stuff for my shipmates memorial service on friday and bugged out...speaking of which I might be coming into a very clean old school cobra...I'll get more details to you later.
I have no clue what that is. It's not piston rings those pieces are way to thick to be them plus there is no way they are making back to the intake. It's got to be pat of the supercharger. But I would think if something that size came out there would defiantly be some strange noises coming for the charger.
I don't think it can be parts of the supercharger, 1. It would be making a wicked noise. 2. I dont think that metal would make it from the head unit to the intake because peices that size would probably get tied up in the intercooler. Theres no way its a ring due to the thickness of those peices and its not shapped to be a valve spring. Maybe someone didn't like u and chucnked some metal into you're intake tube. Did you check the inside of the throttle body maybe its peices form the butterfly assembly????????? Im stumped.
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Last edited by uberstang1; 11-03-2010 at 06:03 AM.
I have literally no idea what that is man. Are you running your PCV system still or are you running it into a catch can or venting it? Have you checked your procharger oil and regular oil lately? Might want to look into those two areas for answers. Its bound to be part of the procharger. Id bet its part of a lubricated part of the blower seeing that along with the shards came oil, or vice versa. But definitely check the procharger out and change the blower oil.
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Originally Posted by PurpleIcedGT
Saying there is a 1whp difference between the X and H and trying to justify it as a performance difference, is like walking 100 feet to your car and eating a cheeseburger while saying its fine because you just did "cardio".
I agree with all that feel the pieces must have come in through the TB/upper plenum, and have been pondering the shape of them since the I first saw the thread.
In came to me this morning that one place I have seen rectangular section metal of those dimensions used is in spiral wire reinforced heavy duty flexible tubing. Round wire is used more often than flat in these products; however I have seen flat wire used in larger diameter and high end tubes where wall thickness is an issue.
Is there any such tubing used in your intake plumbing, or might a PO have used such tubing?
starting to think more and more that this quite possibly is something that has just been sitting in the intake for who knows how long. ive seen people pull wierder stuff out of their intakes than that. shocking how often some idiot drops something down there and either doesnt notice or doesnt care.
and as far as what you said cliffy, i know vortech uses a flexible tube for part of the intake for their blowers, could something like that be used in the tubing? its hard to imagine that would pass through the intercooler though. but would explain why everything is bent to **** if it had to pass through the blower.
BTW op, are the fins on the blower nicked at all?
mustang wasnt fast enuff so...
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