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Hello, can anyone provide me details/pictures of how the air intake on the 2004 RAV4 diesel bonnet all fits together?

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You mean like this:

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It's all I have I'm afraid

Kingo :thumbsup:

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Try 4" nails; araldite; and chewing gum.

You could also try yer hand at MIG welding?

Save fuel - take the bonnet off to lower weight....?

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If you are thinking of converting a petrol, Bear in mind the hole is directly over the spark plugs

We fitted a diesel bonnet for a customer on a petrol, despite our advice not to

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apart from style, theres not a lot of advantage in sticking an airintake on a standard petrol. Even my turbo doesn't need this.

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I like the look of the Scoop but given the probable price of retro-fitting, discounted it as an option - and given shutty's comment, sounds a bad idea technically anyway.

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It sounds like I'm contradicting but I promise this is only an opinion. The scoop on the diesel has a rain catcher in it which allows air to the intercooler but blocks water. In any case the plugs on the VVTi are well hidden away under plastic covers but if anybody with a diesel pops the bonnet while it is raining they will find that the intercooler is bone dry. It would cause just as much damage by soaking a diesel engine (in the long term) as it would the petrol.

If you like the look of the scoop hunt around the scrap yards and you might find a bonnet the same colour. If you do buy new then you must buy all the gubbins (technical word) that goes with the rain catcher or it will cause problems.

Incidentally that scoop is omitted from the newer models because the bonnet has to be a nice cozy place for pedestrians to hit their head in order to meet NCAP requirements - even the washer jets are tucked away to make it an even more luxurious place to slumber. The diesel intercooler is now sandwiched in a cooler group behind the grill.

Cheers

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My RAVs use a GT4 charge intercooler mounted on top of the engine, and the radiator fitted in front of the engine coolant radiator. System works very well and I have not had trouble from overheating, even in static traffic last weekend - 90 minutes in a 6 mile queue to cross the Forth Road Bridge. Having experienced the bounce on the bridge now, and knowing the thing is falling down, it'll be the Kincardine Bridge from now on!!

When thrashing the engine on the quarter miles, the temps were still spot on working temp.

Sticking in a vent....would that not alter the impact behaviour of the bonnets integrity???

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I can see right up its nose! Or is that you peeping out the other side chatman?

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Please don't tell me thats a furry penguin hanging from the mirror!

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Please don't tell me thats a furry penguin hanging from the mirror!

No there boxing gloves.............. :boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

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