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You want to be getting as much cold air as possible, as colder air is denser and thus gives your engine more oxygen for a given volume (and thus more power/better efficiency) - that's why the filter in the picture is surrounded be shields, to prevent it drawing in warm air from the engine bay - I'd assume that area in front that filter is open to atmosphere (...


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Your engine didn't seize, if it had it would never have turned over again and it would have required a complete overhaul or replacement. It quit on you, and that's not good, but it's better than having to replace the engine. It's not possible to say what's happened to your car without more details like ODB codes. It could be anything from an ignition ...


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There are a couple of plugs in the back of the MK2 Seat Ibiza's radio that will easily allow you to connect it to your stock system. This will require some splicing of the wires, but definitely shouldn't be too difficult to manage. There is a power plug and a speaker plug. Make sure you're splicing into the correct one, or you could damage the system. The ...


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The technical specs for your vehicle are listed here: Technical specs They list a MAXIMUM speed of 187 km/hr. So your 170 km/hr is close enough to that figure that I suspect there is nothing wrong. The 187 figure was likely obtained under controlled conditions at a track where you are running on a public road with varying conditions. This is not exactly ...


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Your specific link says Inlet: 2" (which is one dimension you look for) and it includes Universal Fitting kit (50cm Flexi pipe, Reducer, Clamp and Strap). This means you probably wouldn't need to weld anything. It also says it fits your car. General Advice Look for inlet diameter, outlet diameter, dimensions of muffler, and position of inlet and outlet ...


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Sadly there was no headway to be made and I sold it for scrap value. The garage wanted £700+ to dismantle and inspect the engine. The guy said the last time he'd seen that issue, it turned out to be a worn piston ring. I suggested that surely that ought to cause compression failure which was not evident in his inspection; he agreed, but that was what he ...


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