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Old 14th December 2008, 01:59   #16
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The filter has everything to do with this problem. If it is not supplying enough air then the engine will slow down. Right?
but then how is it revving to 5000rpm? it should lose power a lot earlier.
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Old 14th December 2008, 08:35   #17
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Please answer these questions.

How old is the car, mileage wise?
Did the problem start immediately after filter installation or after sometime (approximately how many kilometers later)?

The filter has everything to do with this problem. If it is not supplying enough air then the engine will slow down. Right?
The car is around 81K on the ODO. All specs as per the factory spec except the high flow K&N replacement air filters & Iridium plugs. Even the tyres are by the factory specs.

This problem has started after I had got the alternator replaced, I wonder how it could affect the engine slow down since I am not sure what exactly the alternator does!
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Old 22nd December 2008, 17:25   #18
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Did you figure out what was wrong? Have you done another test with your stock filter? Or has the problem disappeared on it's own?
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Hello,

Sorry about completely missing to update the thread.

It was the ugly fuel which I tanked up in my car from BP Petrol Bunk on Koramangala Ring Road, Bangalore caused all this trouble.

With some additives added to the fuel I got the speed back & the torque in Control.
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Voila! Good to know it wasn't anything major.
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Old 22nd December 2008, 21:38   #21
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Does this mean that particular fuel u got would be good to use during drag races ?!!! I mean, if dirty fuel can bump up your torque like that, it shud be a cheap option to "mod" your car
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Does this mean that particular fuel u got would be good to use during drag races ?!!! I mean, if dirty fuel can bump up your torque like that, it shud be a cheap option to "mod" your car
Thanks guys!

That fuel was infact choking the fuel pump which affected the top end performance of the vehicle! Now its doubly awesome to drive. Those K&N filters have added some extra grunt & performance to the 1.6 engine which is very very good. Its revving freely & more linear too!
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Now strapon an FFE with custom headers and see the difference.
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Might be a silly question in front of the technical stalwarts here- but was this stock replacement filter meant for the Ikon (1.6) ?
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Might be a silly question in front of the technical stalwarts here- but was this stock replacement filter meant for the Ikon (1.6) ?
And one more.

Why did you go for a stock replacement over a Conical one..??
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Might be a silly question in front of the technical stalwarts here- but was this stock replacement filter meant for the Ikon (1.6) ?
The replacement filters were made for the Ikon, did find 2 modes which is made for Ikon over the K&N website.

Well, that was what the silly sticker on the K&N pack did say too

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And one more.

Why did you go for a stock replacement over a Conical one..??
Time was a major constraint here! I had to leave the car in the workshop for couple of days or more to do the complete FFE with the conical filters. My wierd schedules never allowed me to do these upgrades.
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I think a lot of ppl go for stock replacement filters over conical ones ( including me ) becos

1) that by itself claims some major improvement in air intake over stock filter
2) no change to be done to airbox - it goes straight into the existing airbox - and hence no plumbing
3) cheaper


but I hear, the conical gives an amazing "whooosh " when you rev the engine...

anachronix - sorry to dampen ur enthu - but max 2-3 months u will get used to that "feeling" of more torque/bhp and then it would be time to go for a FFE !!
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I think a lot of ppl go for stock replacement filters over conical ones ( including me ) becos

1) that by itself claims some major improvement in air intake over stock filter
2) no change to be done to airbox - it goes straight into the existing airbox - and hence no plumbing
3) cheaper


but I hear, the conical gives an amazing "whooosh " when you rev the engine...

anachronix - sorry to dampen ur enthu - but max 2-3 months u will get used to that "feeling" of more torque/bhp and then it would be time to go for a FFE !!

I am not holding back the upgrade to FFE. Probably by mid of January I am planning these upgrades and suspension upgrades too!
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Glad to hear the problem was temporary and therefore resolved.

I was wondering why someone would complain about too much torque. There is never enough!
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I am not holding back the upgrade to FFE. Probably by mid of January I am planning these upgrades and suspension upgrades too!
Where are you planning to get the FFE installed dude?

My brother got it done from a workshop in Royapettah for his OHC. He was referred by Electra.

Post installation,
* The power seems to have increased at higher RPMs but in bumper to bumper city traffic the smoothness of the OHC was lost
* The exhaust note was too loud as well

Both these factors discouraged me from getting it done on my Ikon (My daily ride) as I was afraid that the driveability at low speeds might be affected.

I guess it boils down to the desired tuning of the FFE or some parameters. So do check with the tuner on what you expect out of the installation.

Happy revving

PS: The model number of the K&N Filter and price pls?
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