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I picked up a Mototec intake for $100. I like that it has an integrated MAF housing, similar to the Injen intake on my C30 and S40.
I do not like that it reuses the factory rubber hose between the IP and turbo... Like all my cars, I wrapped the intake resonator in aluminum tape so that is has a slightly smoother flow into the turbo. Simply removing the resonator would cause more disruption in airflow due to the baffles.



The pictures of the Mototec are a bit deceiving. It is NOT a cold air intake. It draws in the warm of of the engine bay, just like all the others do. This is just a hose which attempts to direct some fresh air towards the open filter.



I found an aluminum funnel which fits perfectly in the carbon fiber canister's opening.





I cut the funnel down to fit over the included 90° hose.











I then took some rubber door ding guard trim and used it as a "seal" between the funnel and the filter canister.







The outside of the funnel was painted textured black to match the rest of the hard piping. I used a self adhering tape to seal the gap between the funnel and hose.



Then put a hose band clamp around the tabs I cut, which holds it solidly in place.



The end result is a completely enclosed intake, similar to the factory air box, but with 3" diameter piping and a higher flowing filter. I'm not super thrilled about still using the factory snorkel part, but it's still better than drawing in warm air from the engine bay. The bumper will be coming off for FMIC install soon, at which point there will be some additional modifications to the funnel in the grille area, similar to what I had done on my S40.





Since I bought the intake through classifieds, it didn't come with an ECU bracket.
I purchased an 8" 90° metal bracket from Home Depot and cut it down to fit the ECU.



Episode 15 shows removal of the stock airbox and installation of the Mototec. Most new intakes will come with detailed instructions for these steps, so the video is kind of vague.


Here is a before/after recording to hear the difference.


Overall impressions: Like most intake modifications, throttle response has greatly improved. Lots more induction noise and a nice little whistle when you come off the throttle. I'll have the car tuned later this year, which is when we'll really see the gains from it.

Build quality is good, clearance is good on the M66, but fitment is a little weird. I had to do some modifications to make it sit the way I wanted.

If I could do it again, I'd probably choose the Mototec intake over the Injen, simply because it wasn't too involved to make it a CAI. But the Snabb intake pipe still appears to be the best option, mostly because it replaces the rubber hose going to the turbo.
 

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Nice Write Up : I take it there is a small Whole in the Leading Bottom Edge of Canister _ for Rain to Drain Off ;)

Glad to Hear You didn't Ding the Valves on C30's Newmans - can't be due to extra work load as those Cams should Roll - very Easily ..

Stock Intake Box - has - Rain Drip Area as in ( Gravity Throw Area ) .
 

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Nice Write Up : I take it there is a small Whole in the Leading Bottom Edge of Canister _ for Rain to Drain Off ;)
I left a very small opening in the gasket for any water to drip out. But this hopefully won't be an issue since it's essentially the same setup as the stock intake, which also does not have any water drainage.
 

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Not that those cars are supposed to be submersible either . . . :D

I like the hack...:thumbup:
 

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When it comes to cars I'm never behind to know how it feels :D
 

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If I could do it again, I'd probably choose the Mototec intake over the Injen, simply because it wasn't too involved to make it a CAI.
Holy crap. This setup looks identical to the one in my V50, except that it was installed by a previous owner and I haven't got a clue what it is and what's in it. Surprisingly enough, intake noise isn't bad, not even noticeable. The downside is that whoever installed it, relocated the ECU to a place where it's constantly sprayed with road salt, which has caused a number of electrical problems.
 

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Here is an idea for you to change the tail lamps. See if you can spot the differences.




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Did you just use a reflective tape? I like that it's different! Though, I would probably opt for a red tint spray so there is still some transparency to it.
 

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Yes red reflective tape on the bottom section and red pin stripe tape 1/8" wide multiple strips on top which darken the area of the turn signal but still emit yellow light just not as bright or clear any more


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Yes red reflective tape on the bottom section and red pin stripe tape 1/8" wide multiple strips on top which darken the area of the turn signal but still emit yellow light just not as bright or clear any more


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Nothing beats less bright and less clear lighting!
 

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Nothing beats less bright and less clear lighting!
Side by side which is better?



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