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Hi All

Had my facelift ST for 14 months and been a member just as long but this is my first post, so please be kind.
I have just added the Rs bonnet vents to my ST, but because I have the CodeRed 285 package the ECU is now open to the elements i.e. the rain whitch can't be good.

I have noticed quite a few people on the site have vents fitted and was wondering how they have overcome this problem.

I would be greatful for any ideas
 

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I have the RS vents and to be honest i have not protected my ECU with anything additional, and mines more open to the elements as i have a K+N GenII induction kit
 

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All I have done is add some insulation to the loom, only for cosmetic reasons.
I've never had any problems with mine, the actual ecu is designed to handle any water as the brains are incased and sealed.
 

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On my RS Turbo there was a flat stainless steel plate fitted about an inch under the bonnet vent. This stopped rain dropping straight down onto the K&N filter element! The other plan would be to buy the RS ECU mounting box and fit that? There is a thread about fitting this somewhere! I think it was by Troy45!
 

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Thanks for the replies, I just don,t like the thought of the wiring getting wet. Guess I'll have to keep my fingers crossed
 

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QUOTE(fishface31a @ 19 Jan 2010, 08:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The other plan would be to buy the RS ECU mounting box and fit that? There is a thread about fitting this somewhere! I think it was by Troy45!

The original post on it was by Martin from Torquesteer
mate and unfortunately it won't help here cos I'm assuming the CR285 package the OP has will use the Wolf CAIS which sits in front of the engine where the ECU cover would fit.

Don't know if there's a facility to add a splash guard of some sort to the ECU, mainly to cover the ECU plugs and prevent any long term corrsion which may get into the 2 multiplug connectors. The now unused mounting lugs on the ECU could make suitable fixing points?
 

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On mine the drips don't fall onto the ecu but onto the loom and I have a wolf cais and autospecialist ecu cover.
 

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I think I'll take off the towel that I used to cover the vent now, the
looks much better without it


When I have more time, I may try and make a splash guard of some sort like troy45 suggested and post some pics
 

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Hey all, quick one. Can someone please direct me to a company/person that can fit these vents to the ST? Am I best just to buy an RS bonnet and vents and have them sprayed?

(This will be on my forthcoming new Facelift ST
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Thankyou all kindly
 

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QUOTE(wabbit1 @ 21 Jan 2010, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Hey all, quick one. Can someone please direct me to a company/person that can fit these vents to the ST? Am I best just to buy an RS bonnet and vents and have them sprayed?

(This will be on my forthcoming new Facelift ST
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Thankyou all kindly

Pumabuild and Wolf both fit them to your existing bonnet, around £400 - £450 fitted and painted, don't quote me on the price but its around that area.
 
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