RE: Home made cold air intake
Motorbreath, I just don't like wasting time or money.
Example 1: You and your misfire.
If I thought I had a flat tire, I would ask people how I can figure this out (if I was that stupid). I wouldn't ask people what they are getting for mileage to tank to compare if my inconsistencies supported my idea about a flat tire. Instead of running multiple tanks of fuel through my truck when it is clearly a) not running right and b) definitely has a problem that I can narrow down, I would like to find the most efficient way to trouble shoot to save me money, time, effort, and tons of problems.
Same to you. If you thought that you had a misfire, ask us about a misfire. Not about mileage to a tank. When you take your vehicle to a dealer or mechanic and ask about a misfire, do you think the first trouble shooting step would be to drive it for hundreds of miles to determine the fuel usage and compare this with what it should be getting, or do you think that they would check the ignition system?
Example 2: Making an air filter out of a 1984 Cadillac intake
Why would you even bother. Engineers designed the factory intake. Leave it. Or if you want to change it, go buy the correct after market FIPK.
I'm sorry to offend you MB. I just like to do things correctly. I'm not one to cobble or try to figure out the hardest way to get from point A to point B. I mean, if you have fun doing things the long hard way, rock on!