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Old 24th October 2006, 08:25   #1
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Question Installed K&N Filter... What Next?

My Alto Lxi got an K&N Stock replacement filter done yesterday. What are the key things that I need to keep in mind with this filter in place?

When servicing, should I tell the service people not to fiddle around with the filter or ask them to go with the normal cleaning of this filter?

Please let me know the DO's and DONT's with K&N Filter...

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Old 24th October 2006, 08:33   #2
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Dsinz,

You just need to inform the service people that you have the K&N and they should clean it only using the K&N oil cleaning kit.
This should be done around once a year.
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Old 24th October 2006, 08:35   #3
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Do the Maruti authorised service center people have K&N oil cleaning kit and would they generally service non-stock filters?
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Some of them will clean the filter but generally its best to buy the oil from the K&N dealer and do it yourself.
You have to be careful not to put too much oil.
A few service centres though do clean them as they have the cleaning kit with them.
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HI,

I own a opel corsa 1.4 gsi.
I was recommended by K&N that I should go for
part no 33-2212( stock replacement filter). But the dealer in Chennai is not having the part in stock and instead is advising me to go for part 33-2853( part which is recommended for ford fiesta). Should I go for this
or only for the part that k&n has recommended. pls advise.
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Old 24th October 2006, 21:18   #6
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yup go for 33-2853. It fits on the indian corsa perfectly. i have the same one too. apparently 33-2212 doesnt come here.
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If you are not revving your engine hard I doubt you would find much of a difference(any at all) if your stock paper filter was clean to start with. In the event that you are hell bent on using the K&N it would be a wise decision to buy the part number specified by the company. If both filters were the same specification why would the company take the pains of a seperate inventory for catering to people who own the corsa. Cost cutting is the name of the game if quality can be adhered too then K&N company would follow suit. Its your call. Do a search on the internet about the dyno reading with a stock filter and the K&N filter installed. Bye and wear your seatbelts.

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Erm, doc, he's ALREADY BOUGHT the filter. I don't think he wants advice on whether to buy it or not.
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HI,
But the dealer in Chennai is not having the part in stock and instead is advising me to go for part 33-2853( part which is recommended for ford fiesta).
Which dealer have you been trying with? I had a similar experience with Dreams Auto. I suggest you to get in touch with Methods Automotive themselves, who are present in Alwarpet. I hope all the dealers are sourcing their parts from Methods only.
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HI, I tried with Mahavir who are having 33-2853( one recommended for ford fiesta) and dreams too who said that they would get the part 33-2212 for me for Rs 3600 . I also spoke to Methods and they told me to
contact mahavir and also told me that i could go in for 33-2853!!
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I spoke to Methodsonline Bangalore( Technical consultant) and they
sais that I can go for part 33-2853..
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Hi Thoufique,
how has the performance been of your corsa
after you installed k&n..
I was going thru the specification of 2853 & 2212. 2853 is smaller in
size when compared to 2212. Does a small size have an impact on the performance?
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DSINZ,
The K&N are wet type filters, they are "oiled" filters and have a special cleaning oil to clean the filter and re-oil it. please buy a kit and do it urself, or get ur driver/worker do it, or take it to the dealer whom u bought it from and he will do it for u, for free, or for a lil fee.

DONTS:
Never spray your k&N air filter with compressed air! i.e how they do the regular filters to clean the dust in them, that will spoil ur k&n filter.
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Let me tell you something out of my own experience.

Tell the maruti service guys not to touch your k&n filter.
You dont have to clean them as normal filters.

And the cleaning job can be executed nicely by a k&n distributor or get in touch with methods for that.
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Old 26th October 2006, 19:33   #15
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Yup, I am telling the maruti service guys not to touch the K&N Filter...

STOP - Filtering
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