View Full Version : Restricted Air flow

04-16-2002, 10:28 AM
I hope everyone already knows about this, but hey I still feel I should say something!

On Vortech blazers I Don't know about all blazers here, but air inlets are located behind the grille and on mine there was a plastic shield that restrics the air flow into the engine compartment. Well I removed it and air flows a little better. This saturday when I have some time to actually tear apart the engine compartment somemore I'm going to see if I Can make the opening wider without too much cutting, I'll try and post pictures for every, but this could increase airflow and possibly get everyone a few extra horse... good luck.

04-16-2002, 11:12 PM
yeah my 2,8 has something similiar
it had a a big hose running off the air cleaner assembly
to the rad support with a hole in the rad support to allow air to flow in. i just removed the entire thing but now when i think about it it was probobly better with it because the asir outside the vehicle would be cooler than that in the engine compartment

04-17-2002, 08:54 AM
yea, you were probably better off with it, me I had a plastic shield covering almost half of the intake hole. So I just ripped that plastic shield off.