Santiago Posted April 25, 2009 Share Posted April 25, 2009 Hello, I am changing the air filter for my International HS 2.8 TGV engine. I had the original square and relatively small Td5 air filter installed (my truck was a Td5 until the previous owner installed a 2.8 TGV engine) and now I have decided to adapt the cilindrical and much bigger air filter that came with Ford Ranger 2.8 pickups (same engine) until recently in South America. This air filter has 85% more surface area than the square Td5 filter. I have purchased the new F Ranger cilindrical air box and filter in a Ford dealer and I am currently adapting it to my Defender 110. I thought about installing the original 300 Tdi cilindrical air filter but it looks like the Ford Ranger filter is even bigger so I decided to go for it. My mechanic is suggetsing using PVC pipes (sold as water pipes) which are 8cms in diameter (which is the diameter of the exit pipe in the Ford Ranger air filter box) in order to make the connection betweeen the air filter and the VNT turbo because the original Td5 flexible black air hose is not long enough. My first question is: are PVC pipes OK for this job? Should they do OK with the relatively high temperatures of the engine bay? He is planning to glue these piepes together..... The job seems is pretty staright forward but is delicate since any mistake may be risky for the engine in the future if anything fails. Any other considerations I should bear in mind for this job? I have seen some pictures of 2.8 engines in Defenders and it seems some people have used stainless steel pipes to make the connections. is this the best (and most expensive) way to go about doing this job? ANY suggestions or comments will be of great help. THANKS in advance Regards, Santiago Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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