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Old 11-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Running without fuel and air filter

I had always thought of running my car without air and fuel filter. I will also put a screen onto my air intake so larger objects (eg leaves, paper) dont get pass the empty air filter box.

Reason being whatever impurities or tiny minute sh|t that get into the engine gets burned off inside my high compression engine anyway and out the tail pipe . I will continue to perform my regular oil and filter change plus techron engine treatment.

I figured I wont have to worry about changing filters and I'd save some money from buying air and fuel filters forever.

Good or bad?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Great Idea!!! You try it 1st and let us know how it works out. Leave the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose loose while your down there, more air to the engine to breath better!! You could run jet fuel too, more horsepower baby!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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If you think about it,, filters filter out impurities from entering the engine. nothing more nothing less. I say to impurities,,go ahead go inside the engine. The high compression engine is waiting to sap them and out the tailpipe and into oblivion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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If you think about it,, filters filter out impurities from entering the engine. nothing more nothing less. I say to impurities,,go ahead go inside the engine. The high compression engine is waiting to sap them and out the tailpipe and into oblivion.
If it were that easy, wouldn't you think car companies would do this in the first place to save money on filters? Its there for a reason

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Can it be true? There is somebody out there that knows more about engines than the people that designed them?

Whoda thunk it!

You need these filters precisely to catch the contaminates that you say will burn off because in 1903, a year or two after the wheel was invented, they fugured out that the same contaminates that you think will burn off before they hurt anything actually hurt stuff before they got burned off. The engineers figured out that filters were needed a very long time ago, and now with fuel injectors you think the small stuff that can clog an injector but make it through the jets of a carburator don't need to be filtered out. Seriously? You think you do not need an air filter or a fuel filter?

If you were out on the highway and one of these filters took a bye, you could easily put together the various tubes and stuff to eliminate them, and this would suffice to get you home where you could do the proper repairs, but to come up with a strategy of Normal Operation where filters are not used anymore is stupid, with a capital stu.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #9
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If you think about it,, filters filter out impurities from entering the engine. nothing more nothing less. I say to impurities,,go ahead go inside the engine. The high compression engine is waiting to sap them and out the tailpipe and into oblivion.
Has there been some new research that supports your theory that higher compression engines prevent deposits from forming from burning said impurities?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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If you think about it,, filters filter out impurities from entering the engine. nothing more nothing less. I say to impurities,,go ahead go inside the engine. The high compression engine is waiting to sap them and out the tailpipe and into oblivion.
Exactly what you should not be doing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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If you think about it,, filters filter out impurities from entering the engine. nothing more nothing less. I say to impurities,,go ahead go inside the engine. The high compression engine is waiting to sap them and out the tailpipe and into oblivion.
This is completely incorrect. You will ruin your engine relatively quickly by not running filters. This is the worst idea I've heard on these forums.

Your perspective on an engine must just be that you know it's "really hot" inside so "nothing can survive". Fact of the matter is, rocks and pieces of metal can easily survive the 1000 degree heat of combustion and they will f*ck your engine's sh*t.

Engines and other precision machines require more than just "thinking about it" to design and implement.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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Can it be true? There is somebody out there that knows more about engines than the people that designed them?

Whoda thunk it!

You need these filters precisely to catch the contaminates that you say will burn off because in 1903, a year or two after the wheel was invented, they fugured out that the same contaminates that you think will burn off before they hurt anything actually hurt stuff before they got burned off.
wow the wheel was invented in 1901-1902,
human race has come along way in a little over a century. if only they could have thought of it earlier..imagine
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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wow the wheel was invented in 1901-1902,
human race has come along way in a little over a century. if only they could have thought of it earlier..imagine
I was there. I distinctly remember the tailgate party...

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #19
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suck some sand through the intake too to polish the manifold so the air flows smoother and you will gain 20+hp.
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suck some sand through the intake too to polish the manifold so the air flows smoother and you will gain 20+hp.
You gotta pull a lot of sand through the manifold that way to polish it. If you really wanted a polished manifold, there are quicker (and cheaper) ways to get one than to take the air filter out.
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