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Stuart
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:35 am    Post subject: K&N Induction... Reply with quote

Just wodering if anyone has fitted the K&N cold air induction kit and whether it's a DIY job or book it in. Performance reports?

I'm taking Flatsix's excellent advice from a PM and thinking of improving her breathing. She's got the PSE so will this make her too loud for London roads? Booked in at Camtune for a front bumper respray (Mini reversed into me when parked, and then legged it, cracked and flaked paint...) While she's in thinking of lowering by 10mm and maybe consider Turbo or GT look bumper replacement, any thoughts?

Got to say I think I'm getting Porsche addicted....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the mk1 996's it's is worth doing as airbox upgrades are quite useful

on my mk2 I just have a KN filter in place
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dervish,

i've fitted the K&N kit on my 99 C2. Its not too loud up until around 4500 revs when it starts to make a beautiful roar. I've got a muffler bypass on the exhaust and its not too loud with either to be honest (even with the roof down).

Throttle response seems freer and lighter too and it makes the engine bay look a bit more interesting than the standard airbox Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do these compare to the Fabspeed Cold Air induction kit (red bit), or the Designtek kit (blue bit?)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundeep wrote:
on the mk1 996's it's is worth doing as airbox upgrades are quite useful

on my mk2 I just have a KN filter in place


Can a Standard 996 (mk1) not have a Cup Filter ?? They make a very nice noise.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K&N induction kit uses the cone filter which i think is like the cup filter?..

looks lovely in the engine bay though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Tim, was it hard to fit? Think I'm going to go for it. Anyone know a supplier in central/ west London where I can actually go and see for myself rather just buying online?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want this...

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dervish, its pretty straightforward.

It comes with goodinstructions for the assembly prior to fitting in the engine then its just a case of removing the old box and putting the induction kit in.

Its a straight replacement in terms of placement (even down to the rubber studs) and is sufficiently well made that there's no drilling or straining to get anything fitted. I had help from a mechanic mate of mine but i'd be confident enough to do it on my own.

Existing box off, flexible pipe jubilee clipped to inlet manifold, jubilee clip K&N tube to that and tighten everything up..... the old forum had a picture of mine fitted.

Admin, any chance of digging it out (didn't keep the old pic) Failing that i'll take another pic but it will be tomorrow night at the earliest now...? cheers
Tim

P.S. Yes Ade I do want that. Do you want to swap the PE for a cab? And probably the gf who won't let go of the cab Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Storey wrote:

P.S. Yes Ade I do want that. Do you want to swap the PE for a cab? And probably the gf who won't let go of the cab Laughing Laughing


You must be mad!














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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not until we have a deal Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, going to order one tonight...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the design tech one(blue) got it off e bay for £40! Makes a nice noise v easy to fit, drops your mpg, mine by about 6mpg!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMMMMMMMMM sexy!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, fitted...

A few things I learned though:

1) Make sure your brother hasn't still got your socket set and drill before you start!

2) Have your PCM and/ or radio codes to hand for when you reconnect the battery.

3) There is some drilling involved, 1 into the boot latch of the car, easy enough but just a warning...

Overall I'm very pleased Very Happy She actually feels smoother through 1st and 2nd and audibly the K&N doesn't really kick in till after 4000rpm. I guess it's kind of like giving a smoker a new pair of lungs. Even the PSE sounds smoother but that could just be me...

Brought a smile to my face after ***** out 230 for a new rear tyre this morning, bloody screws in the road! Anyone know of a cheap P Zerro supllier/ fitter in west London?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have any problems with the MAF getting oiled up and throwing error codes after this MOD, Use to happen to the AUDI all the time with the K&N filter.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brett hamilton wrote:
Anyone have any problems with the MAF getting oiled up and throwing error codes after this MOD, Use to happen to the AUDI all the time with the K&N filter.


That's always been my concern with the K&N. There have been far too many reports of K&N's over-oiling and the subsequent MAF related issues.

Having said all that there's nothing stopping you wrapping the filter in newspaper leaving it in a warm place for a couple of days.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been able to source the K & N kit plus cold air kit on this thread in America (not available in Europe apparently) for $299 including postage. Thats about £150. The price was obtained by emailing the seller (xtremeperformanceparts1) directly. His replies were prompt and helpful and the total price was made up of $219 for the unit and $80 postage.

They can be found on ebay in the US - use www.ebay.com

here is an example

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=110194343983&rd=1

Hope that is of help. I was going to buy one but was lucky enough that Dervish was replacing his kit with the EBOMS one and I was able to get his from him.

Hope this is of help. Certainly only half the cost of getting one in the UK.

Andrew
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fitted one and wow Surprised what a noise it makes at 4000 rpm, at first it made my tiptronic a bit jerky but on second drive after fitting seemed alot better, only thing is in the installation sheets it mentions a tube that feeds off the original air tube but mine doesn't have this ????? did they take it off on later models??
 
  
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Big Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I've got the Fab Speed conversion which might be better than the K&N. I was told by Porscheshop who sell both that the Fab Speed will give you a bit more. ONE IMPORTANT LESSON I'VE LEARNED, do not, DO NOT use oiled filters, the oil contaminates the MAF, and up pops the Orange Engine Check Light!!!!! Mad
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