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    Blind air intake on the 987 S

    Could anyone pls explain what function it has???

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

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    Thomas P said:
    Could anyone pls explain what function it has???



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    I think it is used for the transmission oil cooler on the tiptronic models. Otherwise, it is just a styling highlight to differentiate the 2.7 from the "S".

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

    Also note that only one of the side intakes is functional. The other is a blank.

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

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    wtsnet said:
    Also note that only one of the side intakes is functional. The other is a blank.



    AFAIK both side air intakes are functional: left side (in Germany driver's side ) is used for the engine's aspiration, right side is used for additional cooling of the engine. Now I am wondering whether the drivers with a steering wheel on the right side (like UK) enjoy less engine sound compared to their friends from the continent as only the air intake used for the engine's aspiration creates that nice sound...

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

    I'll have a closer look, but it seems blanked to me. Maybe it's only partially blanked. Anyone?

    Intake definitely on the 'wrong' side! Maybe that's why my other half flinches so much when I put my foot down!

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

    I agree. The intake on the cars left hand side isnn't blank. It is covered with a piece of plastic that lets air in round the side, but prevents water and dirt infgess into the engine.The vent on the right hand side is for engine bay cooling. There is a procedure on Renntech for removal of the dirt cover for the left hand side vent, but I imagine Porsche put it there for a reason, so on your own head be it.

    I have sat in the passenger seat of my 987 and didn't notice a better engine sound. It sounds awsome from both seats!!

    Cheers,

    JZ

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

    I stand corrected!

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

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    dreamcar said:
    I think it is used for the transmission oil cooler on the tiptronic models. Otherwise, it is just a styling highlight to differentiate the 2.7 from the "S".



    I think you're right. As the middle air intake (front air intakes) is a styling gimmick in the manual 987S only, I have been wondering whether we have to pay a price for this in terms of aerodynamic efficiency: the 987 base model shows a better cw-figure (0.29) than the 987 S (0.30)

    Re: Blind air intake on the 987 S

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    JZ said:
    I agree. The intake on the cars left hand side isnn't blank. It is covered with a piece of plastic that lets air in round the side, but prevents water and dirt infgess into the engine.The vent on the right hand side is for engine bay cooling. There is a procedure on Renntech for removal of the dirt cover for the left hand side vent, but I imagine Porsche put it there for a reason, so on your own head be it.

    I have sat in the passenger seat of my 987 and didn't notice a better engine sound. It sounds awsome from both seats!!

    Cheers,

    JZ



    Thats correct - 'desnorkling' was quite popular with the 986 - the only report i've seen of it on the 987 resulting in consumption dropping to 10-12mpg, rather than the guys normal 20-22. Needless to say he's put it back in now !

     
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