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Old 6th May 2006, 13:13   #1
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Are there any recommended accessory/mods that can be done for increase in mileage on the FIAT PALIO(Petrol)?My car is giving 10 within city and 14 in long drice. Please suggest.

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Old 6th May 2006, 13:21   #2
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A k&n filter and a free flow exhaust should do the trick.
After the install, the car should give better mileage, if driven in the same way as before. But mind you, the sound of the exhaust will make you floor the accelerator more which will affect your mileage.

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There are fuel additives too, but don't think anyone would recommend them
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what kind of FE increase should be expected out of K&N Filter & FF exhaust? i mean in percentage.

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Are there any recommended accessory/mods that can be done for increase in mileage on the FIAT PALIO(Petrol)?My car is giving 10 within city and 14 in long drice. Please suggest.
Thats a good mileage if its for a 1.6. Like drifter said to start with it has to be the Air filter and then the back box.

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what kind of FE increase should be expected out of K&N Filter & FF exhaust? i mean in percentage.
In my ex-zen I could see a 10% increase with just a back box but without changing the airfilter. Generally a minimum of 10% increase if driven the same way.
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You can look into the Autotrader section of Autocar magazines i've seen ads of fuel saving devices which claim upto 20-40% increase in mileage...

What is the percentage of increase of power and pick up with the free flow exaust, say in a Palio 1.2
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Thats a good mileage if its for a 1.6. Like drifter said to start with it has to be the Air filter and then the back box.



In my ex-zen I could see a 10% increase with just a back box but without changing the airfilter. Generally a minimum of 10% increase if driven the same way.
hey..whats a back box?
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Thats a good mileage if its for a 1.6. Like drifter said to start with it has to be the Air filter and then the back box.



In my ex-zen I could see a 10% increase with just a back box but without changing the airfilter. Generally a minimum of 10% increase if driven the same way.
A few of you have quoted....

1. K & N airfilter
2. Free flow exhaust

1. guys, can you please explain what are these devices
2. how much do they cost?
3. does it impact the manufacture warranty?
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A K&N filter reduces the obstruction to air intake to the engine as opposed to a regular filter.

A free-flow exhaust does the same thing...but with the exhaust. It provides the least bit obstruction to the flow of exhaust gasses besides giving off a sweet exhaust note...depending on the design.

Both these devices basically make the engine more efficient in the burning of fuel and increase the FE IF driven in the same way as before.

Pricing
Costs depend on the car model - K&N can be had for the palio can be had for 3-4k...not sure but.

Expect to spend upwards of 5-6k for the free flow exhaust.
Visit http://www.automechexhasts.com

Warranty Issues
A free-flow exhaust will void the manufacturers warranty.
A K&N filter will also void the manufacturers warranty.

K&N supplies two types of filters conical and stock box eplacements.

The conical filters will void the warranty but not sure of the stock replacement box filters.

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Get some good nikes and weld the floorboard off.

Then, its flintstones time,baby!!!!
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any inputs for the same topic for TATA Indica DLS V2?
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Get some good nikes and weld the floorboard off.

Then, its flintstones time,baby!!!!
Died laughing man.

and not sure but had heard that free flow causes the mileage to drop??
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Does it recomended to fit K&N filter in new cars too. I am considring the fact that warranty voids after fitting this(Am I right).

Does it affect cars engine or life in anyway ?
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its http://www.automechexhausts.com ......
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1. A lot depends on driving habits, so read up on eco-friendly ways to drive.
2. Make sure that your car is in mint state, especially the filters, clutch, engine, etc.
3. I'm not a believer in accessories that'll dramatically improve the mileage. If something can improve the FE (fuel efficiency) by even 10%, and costs less than Rs. 5000, without any ill-effect in long run, either all auto manufacturers would have supplied it as a standard accessory, or it would have already been immensely popular (like the LPG kits).
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