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Old 14th February 2013, 19:33   #196
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A few pics from the last weekend drive.

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A few pics from the last weekend drive.
Nice drive ! Kanakpura road? And who is the other guy with LTD sticker ?
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What did you get done at 3M yesterday?
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Nice drive ! Kanakpura road? And who is the other guy with LTD sticker ?
That would be Autocrat if my memory serves right.
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Nice drive ! Kanakpura road? And who is the other guy with LTD sticker ?
No, its not Kanakapura Road. Had been to Nagarahole. LTD Linea belongs to Autocrat (Gautham)

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What did you get done at 3M yesterday?
Got the interiors cleaned and the car washed. When did you come there? I was actually working from 3M HSR yesterday

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That would be Autocrat if my memory serves right.
You got it right, its Autocrat (Gautham).

We had a blast driving back from Nagarahole via Mananthvady, Sulthanbathery, Gundlupet and finally Mysore - Bangalore
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Got the interiors cleaned and the car washed. When did you come there? I was actually working from 3M HSR yesterday
I was on my way to work and saw your car outside. Couldn't stop as I was getting late.

Work from 3M? Siddhu has that option? Wifi? Hmmm, I was looking when to take my Altis there but wasnt able to find time.
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No, its not Kanakapura Road. Had been to Nagarahole. LTD Linea belongs to Autocrat (Gautham)
Should have been real fun!


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I was on my way to work and saw your car outside. Couldn't stop as I was getting late.

Work from 3M? Siddhu has that option? Wifi? Hmmm, I was looking when to take my Altis there but wasnt able to find time.

Krishna and Karthik would be contributing to almost all of the revenue for Sidhu !
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I was on my way to work and saw your car outside. Couldn't stop as I was getting late.

Work from 3M? Siddhu has that option? Wifi? Hmmm, I was looking when to take my Altis there but wasnt able to find time.
He he. Not really, had a couple of calls on the day, was lazy to go to office so took it from there. Was on and off work actually.

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Should have been real fun!
Will put a travelogue soon for this drive.

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Not really. I generally get the car exterior and interior cleaned after a trip. So was following the norm.

Since this weekend I am traveling again, had to make do on a weekday.
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Got this one the odo on the way to office today

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Forgot to post about the filter. Opened up the airfilter box to see what is the status of the K&N air filter after 5K kms.

The filtering seems to be quite good as this is a stock replacement filter.

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Ran the fingers around the intake manifold entry, did not find any dust or soot sort of thing, so believe, the K&N is doing a decent job. But air entry to the airfilter box was dirty and the bottom of the K&N airfilter seems clogged too.
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Forgot to post about the filter. Opened up the airfilter box to see what is the status of the K&N air filter after 5K kms.

The filtering seems to be quite good as this is a stock replacement filter.

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Ran the fingers around the intake manifold entry, did not find any dust or soot sort of thing, so believe, the K&N is doing a decent job. But air entry to the airfilter box was dirty and the bottom of the K&N airfilter seems clogged too.
Did you try removing the filter and checking the other side? The top side you posted looks very similar to the clean side of my filter. The dirty side is usually at the bottom.
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Did you try removing the filter and checking the other side? The top side you posted looks very similar to the clean side of my filter. The dirty side is usually at the bottom.
Yes, I did remove the air filter and cleaned the airfilter bay as well. The airfilter was indeed dirty at the bottom.

After seeing this did clean out the airfilter bay as well.
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Yes, I did remove the air filter and cleaned the airfilter bay as well. The airfilter was indeed dirty at the bottom.

After seeing this did clean out the airfilter bay as well.
The same thing happened to me last month. Opened up the Altis airbox and saw the filter was pretty clean even after 15K kms. Then thought let me remove and check. I realised, I was looking at the clean side and not the side where the air comes in from. The clean side should never be dirty as your pic shows. The dirty side was absolutely filthy with bugs, sticky goo and blacked out completely.

A dirty filter indicates that the filter is actually doing it's job. If a filter is clean after 5000kms it basically means it's not catching anything and just letting it pass through which is not good.
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The same thing happened to me last month. Opened up the Altis airbox and saw the filter was pretty clean even after 15K kms. Then thought let me remove and check. I realised, I was looking at the clean side and not the side where the air comes in from. The clean side should never be dirty as your pic shows. The dirty side was absolutely filthy with bugs, sticky goo and blacked out completely.

A dirty filter indicates that the filter is actually doing it's job. If a filter is clean after 5000kms it basically means it's not catching anything and just letting it pass through which is not good.
Yes, the airfilter was indeed filthy at the bottom which made me relax a bit and this ensured that the airfilter is working as intended to.

Any other pointers to ensure on the K&N Airfilter.
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Yes, the airfilter was indeed filthy at the bottom which made me relax a bit and this ensured that the airfilter is working as intended to.

Any other pointers to ensure on the K&N Airfilter.
Do you do the cleaning of the filter on your own? It's pretty messy at home with the cleaning kit. You just have to make sure that you don't over oil or under oil it. No dry cotton should be visible after oiling and no oil should be dripping out.

I have the OE filter as a spare. I usually clean the filter and leave it to dry for the day and do the oiling only the next day to ensure it is dry.

Also remember for turbo engine's the filter gets dirtier even faster because of the extra volume of air it takes in. In my Figo, the filter was clogged within 5000kms and resulted in drop in FE and black smoke when accelerating hard. Went back to OE filter as it it didn't make sense to keep cleaning it that often for improved performance for such a short time.
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Do you do the cleaning of the filter on your own? It's pretty messy at home with the cleaning kit. You just have to make sure that you don't over oil or under oil it. No dry cotton should be visible after oiling and no oil should be dripping out.

I have the OE filter as a spare. I usually clean the filter and leave it to dry for the day and do the oiling only the next day to ensure it is dry.

Also remember for turbo engine's the filter gets dirtier even faster because of the extra volume of air it takes in. In my Figo, the filter was clogged within 5000kms and resulted in drop in FE and black smoke when accelerating hard. Went back to OE filter as it it didn't make sense to keep cleaning it that often for improved performance for such a short time.
I did clean it once after I picked it up from close pal's punto. Did the cleaning and had securely kept the air filter to dry and had actually forgotten to oil and keep it ready. Then one fine day, did the oiling and no cotton or anything was used, no over oiling too. Just as sufficient.

Even I was wondering actually, it becomes tough to open the K&N filter every 5-6K kms and then put it back, The stock filter makes sense, but the Linea has 15K kms service interval which ensures you anyways open it up, clean it by blowing air and put it back atleast twice in the 15K kms interval. Though this is far far easier than cleaing the K&N Filter.
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