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View Poll Results: How effective is your K&N filter
Oh! It is the rocket fuel for my car. 16 7.73%
Great. I know it made a difference. Its no rocket fuel though. 82 39.61%
Ok. I would say that it is nice to have. Definitely not as dramatic as many claim it to be. 60 28.99%
What K&N? Its a wastage of money. 30 14.49%
I am using it for over the last 40,000+ kms. 7 3.38%
I have used it for more than 20,000 - 40,000 kms. 16 7.73%
Mine has been in use for 5000 - 2,0000 kms. 35 16.91%
Its comparatively new in my car. 29 14.01%
I have used it for over the last 4 years. 8 3.86%
I have used it for over the last 2-3 years. 14 6.76%
I have used it for over the last 1-2 years. 21 10.14%
Hey, mine is a new filter. 31 14.98%
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Old 19th September 2006, 22:11   #61
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MODS NOTE : how come the ID person " The DON " has clicked on every option in poll ?
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Old 19th September 2006, 22:29   #62
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My 800 (carb) is fitted with K$N regular it reaches 120 in 3rd and 130 in 4th.with ord filter this is 105 & 120.On normal drive it gives additonal 3kmpl on 165/65/12 tyres

Do u have different gear-ratios??
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Old 19th September 2006, 22:36   #63
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I was a little skeptical about the K&N when I went to the shop, but I had some extra money so I figured why not and just put the stock replacement filter in my Zen. When I first srarted it I didn't feel any difference and I was pretty slow, stopping at all signals for a while so I did think like it was a waste of (extra) money, but the moment I went into third, I knew the K&N was doing its job. When I drive to work, I rarely get to experience it, but at night and early mornings (or sometimes in the back lanes!), I enjoy what the K&N has done to my Zen.

I wonder if I should put a slightly higher performance (conical?) K&N in my LPG Esteem now...

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Old 19th September 2006, 23:19   #64
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I wonder if I should put a slightly higher performance (conical?) K&N in my LPG Esteem now...
Its not possible to plumb .
u can only use stock replacement...
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Old 20th September 2006, 01:44   #65
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Hi,

I see you are in Hyderabad, can you tell me where I can get a KN filter in this city? I am looking for the filter for my zen-mpfi petrol model.

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Its available with many accessories dealers here in Hyderabad. Check out the Minister Road stretch. Also, there is a shop next on the Paradise-HDFC bank stretch (I think M&M motors). They store K&N filters for sure.
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Old 24th September 2006, 19:22   #66
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Hey Guys,
I am new here.Infact its my first Post.
My query is,
Is it worth fitting a K&N on a Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi ? IF yes,which one is recommended ?

Hey there Amey,

ITs definately worth putting the K&N in ur Octavia. Go for the Conical one, that will give u a good boost, costing around 8-10,000/-

If not, u can go for the Stock Replacement, and thats also real nice!
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Old 1st October 2006, 21:18   #67
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Hi,

My K&N replacement is okay - nothing spectacular though. The engine notes have improved - initially the FE improved but now I am not so sure. I tried swapping with the OE temporarily and the OE gave better FE.

One thing to consider I guess is the heat factor. If it is very hot outside - Chennai can get very hot - then I am sure hot air intake will affect performance.

Thoughts?

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Old 4th October 2006, 22:05   #68
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Got my stock replacement K&N filter for my Swift last Saturday 30-9. Didn't notice much diffence on the way back. But, that evening took the car out for a longer drive on a highway. And man! The car had become more peppier and drop-dead silent! Haven't checked out mileage - mileage not being the highest priority item for me.

Great investment, if I do say so myself

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Stock filters do make the engine feel smooth and rev nicely. I haven't tried it on a petrol car, but it sure did that on the Skoda.
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i'm planning to go in for the K&N air filter for my lancer. is it worth it? are there any noticeable improvements to performance and mileage?
anyone with a lancer has any feedback on it.
im planning in going for the stock replacement filter.
pls help.
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Old 7th October 2006, 15:41   #71
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Plonked in the stock replacement K&N in my newly aquired OHC AT and it surely does make difference in acceleration. I feel the engine breathes easier too. Havent checked on the FE bout should know that soon.
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dippy, i fitted the K&N air filter. i feel a very slight difference in acceleration. i dont know if its the mind playing tricks or its really a difference.

i had read elsewhere on the forum that i need to reset the ECU by disconnecting the battery for 15mins and connecting it back. is this true?

i purchased it from sound factor at lavelle road and the chap said he wasnt aware of that.
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dippy, i fitted the K&N air filter. i feel a very slight difference in acceleration. i dont know if its the mind playing tricks or its really a difference.

i had read elsewhere on the forum that i need to reset the ECU by disconnecting the battery for 15mins and connecting it back. is this true?

i purchased it from sound factor at lavelle road and the chap said he wasnt aware of that.
hope you know whats to done after you do that so that the ECU learns how you drive.
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Old 7th October 2006, 22:11   #74
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JK could you pls elaborate on that.

is it true that it needs to be done. after that according to me i should drive normally not rev her like crazy. normal driving should suffice so that the ECU can acclimatise to the new settings.

am i right?
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Old 7th October 2006, 23:16   #75
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Doesn't disconnecting the battery and connecting it again reset the ECU?

It doesn't matter how u drive once the ECU is resetted i think.....Someone explain!!
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