Tag: air

Volvo S80 2.4T JR Jetex Uprated Panel Filter

Decided to buy a panel filter from JR / Jetex. Build quality is nice, but could be better. Fitment looked like 100%, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

I tried to modify it a little bit, but that went wrong and I had to throw it away.

Volvo S80 2.4T JR Uprated Panel Filter

Volvo S80 2.4T JR Uprated Panel Filter




Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Teflon Intake Spacer (PTFE)

Bought a Teflon (PTFE) intake spacer for the intake manifold from Thermatec. It will isolate the intake manifold from the warm engine, which will result in lower intake temperatures. The phenolic spacers are identical in function, only the material used is different.

Lowering the Intake Air Temperature (IAT), will result in higher power figures. A simple supporting mod, which is quite inexpensive.

Pro tip: make a small indentation in the top left corner of the spacer where the bolt would go through the spacer/gasket (where the thermostat housing is), this will make the installation a lot easier due to the restricted space in that area.

URL: www.ebay.nl/itm/302474396288

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer




Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Bought a new BSR Optiflow kit as I wanted a little bit more blowoff + compressor noise. I can also fit my Velocity Stack filter (150mm diameter).

It has been sold in the meantime as the extra induction noise does not fit the S80 to be honest.

BSR Kit: 4900705
Max HP: 410 HP

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit


Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw-Plast Plastic Skidplate

When I bought the car, it was missing a skidplate. A skidplate has a number of purposes, like protection, keeping dirt out, but also improving underbody aerodynamics and improving cooling and fuel economy of the car. A car is cooled by pulling air through your radiator (by the flow of lower pressure air under your car), instead of purely relying on high pressure on the front of the car.

I bought this Rezaw-Plast one via Motointegrator.de and it had a very good price (33 euro is a steal!). Fitment is very good, aligns well with the stock mounting holes.

Partnr: RP151901 / 151901 / 8634813 / 30741855 / 8624664 / 30741968

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted


Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter

Replaced the air filter. This is what a dirty airfilter looks like.

Change it on time, so your car keeps performing at peak efficiency!

Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter


Volvo S80 2.4T CAI Intake Modification

Decided to mod the intake flap to a more direct version, which should aid in forcing air into the airbox. Performance could be better, although right now I dont have the means to measure this.

Volvo S80 2.4T Default Air Intake

Volvo S80 2.4T Air Intake Mod




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Maintenance time

Performed some big maintenance work on the Golf GTI as this was highly needed. Always feels good when it has been done, in a nutshell:

  • Oil change (5W40)
  • Brake fluid change (DOT 4)
  • Fuel filter change
  • Oil filter change
  • New PCV / Oil Seperator valve
  • New Ignition coil
  • New Coolant Temperature sensor
  • New Air filter element
  • New interior filter (active carbon filter)
  • New Bosch Aerotwin Wiper blades
  • New Brake pads front + back

Maintenance time




Toyota Aygo K&N 57i (57-0669) kit (Video)

And also decided to post a little video from the K&N 57i (57-0669) induction kit. Enjoy!




Toyota Aygo K&N 57i (57-0669) kit

Via Marktplaats een mooie K&N 57i kit (57-0669) kunnen scoren, die ook gebruikt kan worden op de Citro├źn C1 of Peugeot 107. Geeft een mooie roffel bij volgas en zou de Aygo weer een stukje zuiniger moeten maken. Dit gaan we uiteraard goed testen!

De kit is lichtjes gemod met een doorzichtige slang voor de carterventilatie (PCV).

Actueel verbruik: Spritmonitor.de
Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit closeup

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit PCV hose

De CAI (Cold Air Intake) buis zit in de linker “nier” van de bumper.

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit




Renault Clio RS 172 Phase 1 Custom CAI

Een mod die ik al een tijdje op de agenda had staan, een custom Cold Air Intake, geïnspireerd op de K-Tec siliconen intake. Op zoek gegaan naar de juiste onderdelen, met hulp van ClioSport.net en AliExpress was het zo gepiept en kwam ik uit op de volgende oplossing. Zou volgens de dyno winst moeten geven, plus het inductie geluid is heerlijk!

Apexi Power Intake + Breather filter

Vroegtijdige oplossing (nog niet alles binnen)

First CAI mod setup

En toen alles binnenkwam kon ik alles netjes afmaken. De aluminium 90 graden bocht is ingepakt in heatwrap, helpt goed tegen de stralingswarmte van het grote 2 liter blok in het vooronder.

Apexi Closeup

Custom Cold Air Intake

Custom Cold Air Intake Overview