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Old 16th March 2006, 13:16   #1
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Default K&N for Optra

I was planning on fitting a K&N filter for my Optra. I would prefer putting a universal filter over the stock replacement filter. However, this would void my warranty. Which brings me to my questions:

1. Is fitting the universal filter on Optra a very intensive job? Would I be able to take it back to the workshop and easily get it swapped back to my stock filter and airbox before taking it in for servicing etc, and thus avoid losing my warranty?

2. Can someone suggest a good, reliable person who would be able to do the job for me (preferably between Andheri and Dadar, definitely NOT Carter Rd).
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Default stock filter is better

I suggest dont go for universal filter for your optra,go for stock it is available with four seasons tardeo, I faced lot of problem when I fitted
universal in my santro due to some leak in the aftermarket pipe fitting dust use to enter in and my idling sensor/ accuator would start malfunctioning
idling would become irratic , i came to know only after more than 6 months of using this knn universal filter , the accuator after inspecting had turned black due to dust.cleaned it regularly but ultimately had to change the accuator.I hv bought a Swift in oct 05 now and I am waiting for the stock filter only.
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I have no personal experience with the universal filter as of now but from what Iv heard from members on the forum, its basically the guy installing it who needs to do a thorough job.

In your case amar, it was the fitting of the pipe and not the filter itself that caused the issue.

Negligence of any sort will cause issues.. even with stock filters.
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Old 19th March 2006, 13:34   #4
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According to me u can go for a K&N Stock Replacement from Four Seasons.

Thats the best option for u if u dont want 2 lose ur warranty.
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Old 20th March 2006, 13:00   #5
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Best would be a performance filter. Here are some pics. I have pics of a Tced Optra, Matiz as well.

A member iceman_kimi has added a K n N performance aka Conical Filter to his 1.8LT, you can PM him. He posted his pics too which i have. If you want will post them here.

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get in touch with viper (one from mumbai), his workplace is at mahim, so should be perfect for you.

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Hey thanks guys, I really appreciate it. Busa thanks for the pics, I think the first pic is what I would ideally prefer as it looks relatively easy to swap with the stock filter whenever I have to take the car in for servicing.

Thanks Manson, will contact Viper ASAP.
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