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I tackled the nagging P0171 and P0174 (lean in bank 1 or bank 2) with a fairly easy fix. I checked this forum and found that one of the usual causes was air leaks between the MAF sensor and throttle body. I checked the air duct on my car and sure enough it had cracks along the bottom in the bellows section. Instead of buying a whole new duct ($$??) I cut out the bellows and installed Nissan part number 16578-CA09A, cost $20. Much better than the original set up. As an added bonus it makes the air filter access easier and lessens the risk of creating a leak after you check it.
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Don't need no stinkin' picture!The repair is so straightforward you don't need one but for the mechanically challenged here's a mental one: Replace the failed cheap plastic part with a nice new rubber bellows like it should have been made to begin with.
No worries Matt I can do that, just let me know if you have a breather coming out of the induction pipe at the TB end? Or post up a pic, there is also a slight chance the US spec ones might be slightly different but dimensionally they will all be the same.
I am very interested in that set up as well. My XKR has the breather where the induction tube enters the TB - it is 90 degrees to the TB opening. Do you also have it routed into the fender well for cold air?
Please excuse the dust, ran through a little dust storm here.
As far as I have been able to tell the induction pipe is the same for both Euro and US XKs (Rs and 8s are different I was going to put an XK8 pipe on to eliminate all those parasitic sound control tubes but your set up is so much better)
2006 XKR Victory Edition/4.2S Convertible
120k miles. Quartz/Dove - Mina Gallery exhaust, custom "X" pipe, Mina lowering springs, Powerflex control arm bushings
2006 Super V8 Portfolio
70k miles. Black Cherry/Conker
IDS lowered, poly control arm bushings (comfort) and ACM
XK8 1999 126,000mi K&N Filter, S-Type 2000 3.0 120,000mi K&N Filter
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OK Strut brace might of given you the idea of the, across the engine bay connecting the 2 together.......And your are right, it is impossible, there simply is not the room under the hood.
What I have done is recreate the OE steel tube items you see fitted to convertibles, going from the strut to the bulkhead. These are made from solid aluminium (7/8 dia) and fit to the strut via a stainless ball joint.
I do have pics of some fitted to my coupe, quite a few people do not realise the holes the convertibles have to fit the brace to the bulkhead are also present on coupes so can be fitted.
When I am back at work on Monday I will take a pic
I will work a price out for you guys, it will be a little more expensive for those with the newer XKs because of the extra breather, just give me a couple of days.
I have a 2004 XKR with the later type so I can do a drawing and produce a few.
Below is a pic of the strut cap and brace, in this pic the brace still needs polishing but you can see how it fits onto the strut tower
@ Steve, you need to have a wander around my website www.paragondesignuk.com basically I can do anything (well amost anything), there is still alot I have not put up yet, it is as with life, a work in progress!