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Old 29-10-10, 20:29   #1
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pod filter queries...

Might seem like a stupid question, but here goes...

can anyone enlighten me on why it is illegal to have a pod filter out in the open, yet it is legal if fitted in an air box? i understand if you have no cooler than you can have a pod, but what difference does it make to the epa if its in the air box or not?
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Old 29-10-10, 21:04   #2
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Short answer is because its a fire hazard when its out in the open, however when boxed the risk is eliminated.
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Old 31-10-10, 18:23   #3
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I spoke to an engineer a few months back and he said even boxed they were illegal.
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Old 31-10-10, 21:24   #4
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And what was the reasoning behind one being illegal even when its boxed?
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Old 31-10-10, 21:33   #5
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on ma n/a, mine goes from the factory air intake pipe and then after the AFM drops into this CAI type system where a pipe runs through where the factory airbox location through the car and drops down behind the front bumper.... guess this would be defectable?
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Old 01-11-10, 12:33   #6
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coz the hectik wooshi sound the pod makes freaks people out..

thats why its not legal both in a airbox or open due 2 the hectikness of having a pod....
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Old 01-11-10, 17:15   #7
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Cant remember.

Probably emissions.

Victoria has some of the most strict emissions laws in the world. Its quite silly really as we have different laws to the rest of Aust.

So for those interested in getting a mod plated car from anther state. Speak to a victorian engineer 1st.
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Old 01-11-10, 20:13   #8
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in s.a its legal to have a pod as long as its secured
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Old 03-11-10, 21:15   #9
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in s.a its legal to have a pod as long as its secured
A.C.T is the same you have to check in your state
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Old 03-11-10, 22:25   #10
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i live in vic and my pod sits on the bottom half of my air box would this be ilegal
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Old 04-11-10, 09:04   #11
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ive never been defected or knocked back for rego for a pod........ when i had one
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And what was the reasoning behind one being illegal even when its boxed?
K&N says that there's is perfectly legal? (the one that replaces the one in the box)
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Old 04-11-10, 12:24   #14
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K&N says that there's is perfectly legal? (the one that replaces the one in the box)
aren't your referring to the K&N panel filter replacing the factory style paper filter whereas the discussion is re pod type filter?
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Old 04-11-10, 12:48   #15
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aren't your referring to the K&N panel filter replacing the factory style paper filter whereas the discussion is re pod type filter?
You're right - my bad - it is nearly 3am over here and I should be in bed.
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i find it a lil hypocritical given that a pod filter is legal provided you dont have an intercooler in the first place ie - one intake modification
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Old 04-11-10, 18:29   #19
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I was under the impression that the reason they whinge about them is because they're an oiled filter.. therefore a fire hazard...

sounds pretty rediculous anyway.. i've been pulled over heaps of times even by traffic branch and they usually just reef the **** out of it, if it doesnt fall off and is secure, they say all sweet
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As above, it is due to the fire hazard that the filter presents.

You may run an oiled pod filter without hassle provided that it is housed in a fully enclosed box that doesn't leave the filter exposed.
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Old 04-11-10, 19:11   #21
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some one told me once its an old rule relating to carbs and an open intake is a fire hazzard.
anyway isnt a pod in the engine bay worse for power and economy if its not enclosed?
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Old 04-11-10, 19:14   #22
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I looked into this a while back.

http://epanote2.epa.vic.gov.au/EPA/p...$FILE/1031.pdf

From what I can see, a dry flow pod filter on an EFI car is ok (with or without airbox) as long as there are no other intake mods.

Oiled filter is illegal regardless.

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