Engine bay layout questions
The fresh air intake on my RE 8.3 runs up through the wall on the drivers side, with the inlet high up towards the top on the outside of the wall. I get that idea because the radiator is low on the same side. I have seen others that do the same but on the passengers wall. Same bus, same year, same engine. What's the purpose of that? My air filter is a PITA to remove because of where it's located. The engine bay on the passengers side has plenty of space for me to re route the intake over to that side and have it pull the air in lower through the screen on the access door on that side. Is there some fatal flaw in doing it this way? Some reason they designed the air inlet 8 feet off the ground?
Next question; All the RE I have noticed, which really isn't many since I'm new to this game, have the exhaust pipe coming out through the bumper. Any reason why I cant put a down turn on the tail pipe to aim it at the ground rather than spitting the exhaust out the back all over my pretty Charger that I will be towing on a trailer?