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Today at 07:05:32 AM
Thanks very much for all the pointers on the symposer. I will look into it :-)
Today at 07:05:31 AM
Thanks very much for all the pointers on the symposer. I will look into it :-)
August 01, 2014, 10:14:59 PM
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August 01, 2014, 07:07:27 PM
pretty sure the symposer it what made us smile the first ford test drive.....but there are better sounds to come lol
August 01, 2014, 07:06:45 PM
building a motor robbo...very funny lats. Im still dirty about that bloke T boning me. I miss that car Sad
August 01, 2014, 04:59:31 PM
personal taste i reckon Robbo. i find the Miltek is quiet when putting around, so the symposer sounds grouse. then when the loud pedal is pressed, the zhorst takes over anyway
August 01, 2014, 08:25:00 AM
Yeah, but symposer is about all you hear when it's stock. Once you get real exhaust noise the symposer is just a nuisance.
July 31, 2014, 10:43:23 PM
I actually really liked the symposer noise, at least initially. But after you take it off you realize how fake sounding the noise is.
July 31, 2014, 10:42:18 PM
Alternatively, if you're doing the intercooler anyway, consider getting a boost hose without the little symposer spout. Pretty sure Elevate make such a beast. Also an option with most big boost pipe kits.
July 31, 2014, 10:13:09 PM
I just used one of these, $2 from any hardware store
http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m5-ELwAYDFCMXWIcI-lmkXA.jpg
July 31, 2014, 08:50:18 PM
That may be too narrow and flip in the hose.
July 31, 2014, 06:19:47 PM
use a frost plug.
July 30, 2014, 11:47:43 PM
a 34mm bung is the proper way to do it
July 30, 2014, 11:20:19 PM
Basically just undo the hose clamp and remove the hose from the inlet pipe. Then just follow where it leads and remove it all. Just use a door stop and a hose clamps to block it on the inlet pipe.
July 30, 2014, 10:39:43 PM
The rest of the hose system that goes up over the engine is nothing. It fits in a moulded rubber flange that is in a hole in the underside of the wiper cowl area. The sound outlet is between the top and bottom cowl.
July 30, 2014, 10:37:29 PM
If you remove the symposer, plug the hose properly. Use a metal plug and a hose clamp. The air is hot and plastic will fatigue and pop out under boost. You will know about it instantly!
July 30, 2014, 10:32:21 PM
The sound is made by impulses from the opening and closing of the valves. The paddle reacts like a passive woofer and the outlet hose is basically like a sub port.
July 30, 2014, 10:30:33 PM
The symposer is a pair of chambers separated by a kind of diaphragm/paddle. One side is on the boost path, the other ends at the firewall, just an open ended fitting to pipe sound up near the cabin.
July 30, 2014, 10:28:06 PM
This comes from confusion of what the symposer really is. It is not needed at all. It just makes a semi fake induction noise. If you disconnect the symposer and plug the hose, there is nothing else of the system needed or affecting the car.
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