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    Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

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    Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:13 am

    We all know that under our hoods and between our fenders, there is some pretty useless and bulky parts.

    Why do we throw shit out? Weight reduction, cleaner engine bay, and easier work environment to name a few.

    This thread is to discuss what we have removed. Pics, questions, advice, etc. Anything involving cleaning up that engine bay. Maybe you relocated something you would like to share. Pics are great.

    In my talon, I have deleted emmisions (all vacuum lines and then added caps), charcoal canister, egr (made my own egr block off plate), and the three solenoids located on the driver side firewall.

    Ac was also removed a long time ago. AC compressor, condensor, and all AC lines in the engine bay. I chose to keep the ac fuse box. Why? Because this way i can turn on the AC fan by pushing the ac button. I like having the extra fan for cooling purposes. Imo, much cleaner look than wiring the fan to an ugly toggle switch that doesnt look like it belongs in the car.

    Next, i wanted to delete the abs and cruise control as well as relocating the battery to the rear.We all know that under our hoods and between our fenders, there is some pretty useless and bulky parts.

    Why do we throw shit out? Weight reduction, cleaner engine bay, and easier work environment to name a few.

    This thread is to discuss what we have removed. Pics, questions, advice, etc. Anything involving cleaning up that engine bay. Maybe you relocated something you would like to share. Pics are great.

    I have deleted emmisions (all vacuum lines and then added caps), charcoal canister, egr (made my own egr block off plate), and the three solenoids located on the driver side firewall.

    Ac was also removed a long time ago. I chose to keep the ac fuse box. Why? Because this way i can turn the ac fan by pushing the ac button. I like having the extra fan for cooling purposes. Imo, much cleaner look than wiring the fan to an ugly toggle switch that doesnt look like it belongs in the car.

    Next, i wanted to delete the abs and cruise control as well as relocating the battery to the rear.

    I plan on making a tech article about what all we can remove to make the engine bay look cleaner. Here is a few suggestions.

    Delete emissions
    Replace air canister with a filter
    Remove AC
    Install non cruise control cable
    Delete ABS
    Saturn alternator swap
    Delete power steering
    Aftermarket intake pipe
    Switch to speed density, remove intake pipe, and put cone filter directly on the turbo.
    Relocate coil pack
    Relocate battery
    Relocate coolant overflow
    Remove windshield washer fluid resivor and lines
    Delete un-needed solenoids on the firewall
    Relocate things that are on the firewall, lower onto the firewall
    Put a breather on the valve cover and remove the vacuum line
    FMIC and hard pipes
    Aftermarket aluminum radiator
    Relocate fuse box
    Slim radiator fans

    Lets get some more suggestions!


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by Guest on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:54 pm

    I deleted my emissions, blocked off my egr, did a wire tuck, did a throttle cable tuck, switched over to speed density to get rid of the hideous maf, deleted ac, short route piping, relocated the battery, relocated the power transistor, relocated the alarm horn, Saturn alternator swap, stainless lines on turbo, relocated the coolant overflow and removed cruise control.

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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:41 pm

    The easiest thing to do is a simple wire tuck. What i mean by that is turn your injectors 180* so the clip is facing the opposite way. Relocate everything on the intake manifold to suit your need. On 2g intakes, there are holes between the runners you can feed wires through. I put my whole harness under the intake and fed whatever wires up through the intake. Anothjer simple thing to do is a throttle cable tuck. Instead of it coming up over the intake, route it under it.
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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:26 pm

    I deleted my emmisions, blocked my egr off, got a non cruise control throttle cable, took my ac and all the lines out. Power steering and all the lines for that. I plan on doing a wire tuck in the winter.
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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:47 pm

    Hell yea, it's amazing what the lack of these things will do for the look of the engine bay.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:50 am

    Yep it is crazy how clean you can make them look. I also lowered my battery down under the intake.
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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:26 am

    Sweet, mine is down on my sub frame. Is that where you put yours??


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:16 am

    Yep nice and simple haha. i didnt wanna run everything back to the trunk yet.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:30 pm

    Especially with a FWD. I want all the weight in the front (weight that I have to keep).


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:53 pm

    Myself and AJ removed my A/C, Deleted emissions, and dropped my battery onto the sub-frame. I used purple power and scrubbed the hell out of everything under my hood along with my wife (I like to put her to work! Thats why my rims are so shiny!) Made a huge difference.

    Another thing you can do is remove power steering. That clears alot of room. Im not gonna remove it because I am going to have a Road Course DSM. Deffinately gonna want that P/S.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:02 am

    Have you thought about running a manual rack out of a 1.8? I want to try and find one for mine for when i take my motor back out.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:16 am

    No Ive never even heard of someone doing that. Whats it all about?


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:28 am

    Well the 1.8's came with manual rack and pinions. So their is no power steering, and they are alot easier to turn. You just take your rack and pinion out and put the manual rack in. i heard it can be a pain. But people who dont run power steering say its a good idea to do it.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:03 pm

    Yea, the 1.8L rack is a great mod for the 1G's. Another perk for the 1G's that the 2G's lack. There really is no manual rack for 2G's.

    The 1.8L's with the manual rack, doesn't have power steering. But, I bet if you drove the car you wouldn't be able to tell at all. Feels like power steering.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:16 pm

    Yep theirs a guy in my town with a 1.8 and he said the same thing.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:06 pm

    All my 1.8L's had P/S, maybe I was lucky. I even had to change the pump in one of them. Hmmmmmm.....


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by AJracer33a on Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:53 pm

    Yea, a lot of the 1.8L's had P/S. The ones that did not have P/S were the base models. Manual windows, no sunroof, pretty much no accessory options from the factory.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:50 pm

    Yah i guess around here the only 1.8's i have seen were the base models.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:02 am

    Never had a base model. Speaking of cleaning up the engine bay I took out my A/C condensor today and Kim lost about 15 pounds from that Id say.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:09 pm

    Yah same here. I took my a/c and with out the extra lines and junk it was worth it. the non cruise cable helps alot to. No more big ugly box on the firewall.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:42 pm

    The cruise control box doesnt bother me. Its nice to have on long trips.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:52 pm

    Yah. I guess every vehicle i have had hasnt had cruise control. I use to drive 4 hours one way for work last year and it wasnt too bad juss gotta watch the speedo alot. lol.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:54 pm

    When my car is up and going I usually make alot of long distance trips.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 93blackeclipse on Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:32 pm

    Oh. Ya than a cruise is a must than. I will be only cruising in town ad occasionally highway.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by spyder king1 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:53 am

    Ok so why my motors out what all wire tuckscan be done. Can't do harness yet still need new One
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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by dizzzzum on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:11 am

    Theres really only 1 "wire tuck" because its your engine harness but a lot of people relocate stuff to clean up the engine bay so its not an eyesore


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by 92tsifwd on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:54 pm

    You can remove useless emissions junk. Relocate things etc.


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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by FHBtSi2g on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:18 am

    How do you switch to speed density to get rid of the MAF. i'm baffled:confused:

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    Re: Cleaning up the engine bay discussion

    Post by A.D.D. on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:55 am

    FHBtSi2g wrote:How do you switch to speed density to get rid of the MAF. i'm baffled:confused:

     By using a tuning solution that supports speed density.  ECMLink, Evo ecu swap, AEM, HALTECH are just a few.


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