Quote:I tried to just tighten everything up, and I got a new rubber coupler which seems to seal tighter. I think this partially because it's just harder to seal a rubber to polished metal point than rubber to plastic like on the stock rubber snorkel. As a side note, it doesn't seem to be related to the filter, like i mentioned earlier, i found grains of dirt collecting around seal points like they are trying to come in from the outside. BTW, what parts are CR and NI from? The rings?
Silicon is up and you're seeing a trace of Chrome and Nickel for the first time, both of which indicate minor dirt ingestion. The wear in this case is low enough that I wouldn't worry about it, but it would be worthwhile doing a second analysis with this cold air kit installed to monitor. TS