How To Install EUROCOMPULSION V2 Intake
I had an opportunity to try out the EUROCOMPULSION V2 intake, so I decided to write a brief tutorial for the install.
The factory ribbed intake tube on our cars is a bit restrictive and does not insulate against engine bay heat very well. EUROCOMPULSION has a V2 intake that solves both of those problems, reducing intake temps by ~6 degrees F on average, and increasing power by a peak of ~9HP. The filter on this intake has a huge amount of filtration surface area, which allows it to produce more power than the V1 intake in almost all conditions. In addition, the turbo sounds make it a heck of a lot of fun, and these cars are all about fun.
- 10mm socket & ratchet
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver or 9/32" & 3/8" hex socket bit
- A hand file
- Optional: Ft-lb torque wrench
EUROCOMPULSION FIAT 124 Spider V2 Intake
1. To begin, remove the engine cover.
2. There are 7 points we will be disconnecting in this tutorial, marked below.
3. Begin by loosening the hose clamps at the two ends of the intake tube using either the Phillips screwdriver or 9/13"/7mm hex socket bit.
4. Using the pliers to open the hose clamp, remove the 90 degree elbow going into the top of the intake tube.
5. Using the 10mm socket, remove the bolt securing the PCV tube.
6. Using the pliers to open the hose clamp, remove the rubber hose from the PCV tube.
7. Disconnect the coolant hose running across the top of the intake by wedging a flathead screwdriver underneath the toothed fastener.
8. Once you have everything disconnected, pull the intake tube off of the turbo and air filter box, and pull the PCV tube out of the intake (this may take some twisting of the intake.
9. Move over to the passenger side of the air box and, using a flathead screwdriver, pry the retaining clips away from the hose. These need to be clear on both sides of the clips, as shown in the second image.
10. Once the retainers are opened, simply slide the hoses off. Snap the air box clamps open, remove the bolt holding the air box to the front header, lift the top off the airbox, and remove the air filter.
11. The airbox bottom is now ready to be removed from the car. Lift upward gradually from the driver side, and the air box should pop out of the grommet and will be free to remove from the engine bay.
12. Slide the filter mount over the filter.
13. Fit the coupler into the larger end of the intake hose, and clamp it down. Do the same for the air filter on the other end of the coupler.
14. Fit the provided T-hose onto the intake pointing downward.
15. When installing, I noticed that there was a part of the battery tray that could cause some issues. File this corner down so it's not such a jagged edge. Alternately, you can also remove the battery surround altogether.
16. Next to that corner, there's a straight edge. I forgot to take a picture of this, but you should receive a strip of silicone hose with a slit. Slide that over the edge. Note the corner I filed smooth and round.
17. For the below image, do the following:
- fit the PCV inlet hose onto the intake
- fit the vacuum hose into the intake
- fit the intake onto the turbo straight, and clamp it down
- reinstall the vacuum hose that tees out of the PCV hose
...to be continued in the next post.
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