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Old 13th April 2005, 10:31   #1
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Hello Guys,

I have a question about K&N universal filters and the flooding we see on Bangalore roads during heavy showers.. I have a K&N universal filter on my ikon and i am always worried about water being sucked in. with the state of bangalore roads, there is frequent flooding in low lying areas and most often i had to wade through head light high waters..How do i prevent / protect water seepage in to the filter ? Is there a recomended way to install the filter to prevent it from water splashed from the tyres?? Right now my filter is right above the left wheel arch where the air-box used to be.

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Is there a recomended way to install the filter to prevent it from water splashed from the tyres?? Right now my filter is right above the left wheel arch where the air-box used to be.
Water won't splash from your tyre because it's covered with wheel arch. Is it a straight replacement filter sitting inside your existing air cleaner box? If that's the case you have nothing to worry about. If it's a so called performance filter with additional plumbing job then you do have a problem. Water may (read will) splash up from your radiator fan.

Safe thing to do here is removing K&N filter during that period. Well at least I would have done that. By the way what car is this?
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if flodding is really bad and you have no other option you can always go back to the stock filter. but even if you put a protective cover around the filter wont it be blocking air anyways. so no point of a k&n.
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The universal filters are more prone to getting splashed with water during the rains...so as rudra suggested...its best to take the filter off for the rains...and use the stock filter...or better yet use the K&N box replacement filter.

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hey shazikon,

the best bet would be to remove the k&n during rains.i used to do that .or you get something called as a "pre-filter".its used to cover and protect your filter .dunno if its available here in india.talk to Methods ....


and this was one of the very reasons along with the drop in performance that i opted for a stock replacement k&n after using the conical one for 3 years.


no matter what u do,water will get splashed .
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Hey Shazikon,
You need to get a filter wrap from K&N for your filter. This is made exactly for the reason you worry about. They are easily available in Dubai, Bangkok, Malaysia. Here is a link to their site so that you know what I am talking about.
http://www.knfilters.com/wraps.htm
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the wrap is also called a pre-filter.and it should cost as much as your filter.
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From: "Kumar P" <admin@methodsonline.com> Add to Address Book
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Hi Shetty



The K&N India team is glad to receive your feed back some time back. We are happy to be in touch with you. And Congratulations! You have got ... a K&N Flexi hat. Please let us have your mailing address so we can send you one! I hope you are enjoying ownership our product.



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haha, this is like the pre-filter,
now whats a flexi hat????
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hey Rudra,

i have Ford Ikon fitted with a performace Universal K&N conical filter..No this is not a replacement filter. i have removed the airbox and this filter sits in the same place where the airbox used to be. i have not used any pipes.. instead i am using the same plastic pipe which used to fit in to the airbox. the KN filter is attached at one end of the plastic pipe..
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heres a pic of NC's ikon 1.6 with k&n.



i am sure that water will splash.still u can talk to NC,on how he tackles it
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soo THE FLEXI HAT is supposed to be the precharger ??
Any idea how much does a replacement filter costs?? and is the precharger available in Bangalore??
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any idea if it is available in Mumbai??
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Sashi, www.methodsonline.com is Bangalore based. Ask them directly. 'Ozzone' the shop is next to BDA Bangalore bus depot, Indiranagar. They're the main dealer. You can check with them. Sorry, I don't have their phone number.

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soo THE FLEXI HAT is supposed to be the precharger ??

nooooooo
its a pre-filter for my head..
now what ec\xactly is a flexi hat.any one ???????is it a hat thats made up of k&n filter
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Just talked to Methods automotive, they say they are going to get a shipment of pre filters soon.. may be in a weeks time. they say just a spray is not dangerous but high pressure jet or high water flow can damage the filter.. me thinking of going back to stock replacement filter for this mansoon..and hey check out the filter in my car
http://img203.echo.cx/img203/869/image1467nl.jpg
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nooooooo
its a pre-filter for my head..
now what ec\xactly is a flexi hat.any one ???????is it a hat thats made up of k&n filter
a pre filter for your head.
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