bump. sorry to bring up a bit of an old thread but I was about to attemp the air box mod on my '96 3.0 v6 ext cab when i noticed that i have a different filter and filter housing than the ones shown here. i kno that my dad replaced the filter a couple months ago with a conical one, but i dont remember him mentioning replacing the filter housing. the housing does look stock though. what i have is a housing that is the same shape as the filter... conical. the air intake goes from the intake manifold, to the intake pipe/hose, to the filter. the half of the filter that is closest to the engine is how it is mounted and the other half has a bucket shaped, twist on cover over it.
it looks sorta like this if i were to take the housing and cover off
- i dont know wat car that was from.....
it looks a lot like this except mine is on the passenger side.
my question: is this normal for a 3.0 v6? and how would i attempt to get more air into this engine?
could i just take off the bucket shaped cover that covers the outter half of the filter, or will this let water in. i live near cleveland and it is snowing/ raining/ s****y weather right now and i dont want hydrolock....
unless someone tells me not to, ill probably take the filter cover off tonight
thanks for any help given. :)
this is exactly what mine looks like except on passenger side