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Offline ambient_light_  
#1 Posted : 26 November 2009 19:47:27(UTC)
ambient_light_


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Can someone tell me how easy or hard this is to do? I have searched the forum and can't find anything.

Thanks, Simon

Offline Al  
#2 Posted : 26 November 2009 19:49:11(UTC)
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Really easy. Just locate it (from front of the car, left hand side of air box down towards the bottom) and prise it out.
Offline ambient_light_  
#3 Posted : 26 November 2009 19:56:23(UTC)
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So, you don't even need to open the airbox? Is a flat blade screwdriver all you need to prise it out?
Offline Al  
#4 Posted : 26 November 2009 19:58:43(UTC)
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No, don't need to open it. I used a small flat head. The bung/hole has several pips/holes that locate it - just give it a tug on one side and it should come out.
Offline Penn  
#5 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:08:30(UTC)
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There's a how to on the twingo owners club :P

As Al says, you literally just pull the rubber bung off and voila, the whole engine and exhaust note changes for the better!
Offline ambient_light_  
#6 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:09:04(UTC)
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Sweet, cheers for that. I may give it a go when mythbusters is finished. :)

Is it worthwhile doing this job?

Offline Al  
#7 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:10:43(UTC)
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Siphoto wrote:

Sweet, cheers for that. I may give it a go when mythbusters is finished. :)

 

Is it worthwhile doing this job?



I took mine out - makes a raspier noise but that's about it. Performance doesn't change as far as I'm aware (better or worse).

Great show BTW Cool
Offline ambient_light_  
#8 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:30:58(UTC)
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Can it be put back in at a later date?

Yeah, they are testing how deadly dropping an appliance into a bathtub is. The answer.....very hahaha. Especially if you also put something like bath salts in to the water.

Offline Al  
#9 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:33:48(UTC)
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Refitting is simply a case of pushing it back in - just keep it safe as come to think of it I'm not overly sure where mine is. .
Offline ambient_light_  
#10 Posted : 26 November 2009 20:52:12(UTC)
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Ok, i'll do it in a bit and then report back on the difference later tonight.

Cheers for your help.

Offline Penn  
#11 Posted : 26 November 2009 21:03:08(UTC)
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Siphoto wrote:

Ok, i'll do it in a bit and then report back on the difference later tonight.

 

Cheers for your help.



How many miles have you done? The whole engine and exhaust note changes when ~2k miles rolls round so give it some time :)
Offline ambient_light_  
#12 Posted : 26 November 2009 22:32:08(UTC)
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I have just gone past 500 miles, but the bung removal makes a nice difference to the induction noise. Cant wait till the car is run in properly though.
Offline Matthew RUK  
#13 Posted : 26 November 2009 23:10:07(UTC)
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Siphoto wrote:
the bung removal makes a nice difference to the induction noise.

I've done it to my 133. It certainly sounds better to my ears.

Siphoto wrote:
Cant wait till the car is run in properly though.

I drove one the other day with 11k on it (mine has done 6k) it was definitely more rev happy. Can't wait. That said mine has loosened up since it was run-in.

Offline ambient_light_  
#14 Posted : 01 December 2009 22:54:54(UTC)
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Yeah, i have heard it only gets better with time. So i can't wait for the summer and get a few nice drives in.
Offline steviers133  
#15 Posted : 26 December 2009 13:21:11(UTC)
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gona remove mine today i think! mine has 3500 miles. should loosen up more?

steve

Offline steviers133  
#16 Posted : 26 December 2009 15:35:04(UTC)
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removed the "bung" and sounds alot better lower down the rev range!

there goes the mpg out the window then?

Offline Penn  
#17 Posted : 26 December 2009 16:28:37(UTC)
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steviers133 wrote:

removed the "bung" and sounds alot better lower down the rev range!

there goes the mpg out the window then?



Doesn't affect it at all.
Offline 172gaz  
#18 Posted : 26 December 2009 18:41:23(UTC)
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So whats the actual purpose of this bung?
Offline slim  
#19 Posted : 26 December 2009 20:48:22(UTC)
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not sure, maybe to add a rorty sound while on the track? does it add any more power? not sure....?
Offline Penn  
#20 Posted : 26 December 2009 22:42:47(UTC)
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172gaz wrote:
So whats the actual purpose of this bung?


It seems to remove induction noise completely when it's in. When you take it out the extra air it sucks in adds a nice growl and changes the exhaust note for the better.
Offline steviers133  
#21 Posted : 27 December 2009 19:03:17(UTC)
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yeah deffo adds a nicer noise.. redline prefers the bung out in there review :) lol
Offline rstaylor  
#22 Posted : 16 October 2013 18:24:55(UTC)
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Nice find, removed mine a couple of days ago, it defo makes the exaust note a bit louder and gives a nice induction roar
Offline vikingpower  
#23 Posted : 25 October 2013 16:12:32(UTC)
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you can get even more sound by removing the resonator box
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