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#1 Old 02-16-2013, 01:04 PM
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Whats this on my intake?

Hello all. First timer here. I just bought a used 03 from a "new car dealer" So when I was under the hood at the dealer I missed this thing hanging off the intake tube.
Other than this thing, this truck has been great, I just fixed the oil leak coming from the loose passenger valve cover and I have been enjoying the ride.

Oh yeah, is there an inspection hole for the timing belt on the 3.0?
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WOW, that's messed up! I would drive back there and ask them about it and suggest they replace it with an intake without the extra hole. Looks like they jerry rigged a way to plug that hole.

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Right? I think I will just take the tube out and put some duck tape over the hole. I have a feeling someone was trying to get this to pass smog and had some crazy idea? no idea.. that tube is all sealed/glued up so, I am not sure.
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I have no idea what they were doing there as that is an intake resonator. Most of us have removed them from our trucks and blocked off the holes. http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2192

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Maybe part of a HHO setup?

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That is one gypsy-built looking setup. I would definately go over the rest of it with a fine tooth comb - and there are new plug wires too...monkeying with emissions?
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Errr... after some HHO on the Googles... this might be what the previous owner was doing. I noticed some missing bolt on the resonator, and a missing bolt on the air box. Also judging by the hose clamps, the tubes that lead off to the valve covers have recently been tampered with. Well since I am in CA I wont be able to remove or alter any of the intake components due to SMOG inspection. I will have to pickup a new resonator or just black duct tape it closed.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Looks like your brake fluid needs to be bled too. Kind of dark.
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shame you can't do what all of us non Californians do. One plumbing plug and remove the resonator completely. [check the DIY on how to get the most out of your stock intake if curious]
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I am guessing they were injecting alcohol, in an attempt to pass smog... It is dumb looking and done by some freakish person!

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