Jump to content


Show
Photo
- - - - -

Air Filter


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1 sambooka

sambooka

    Sam Oglesby

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Name: sam
  • Ford Model: mk7 fiesta tdci zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

After recent conversations about the hex flag not existing and my growing frustration about my tdci zs struggling for economy and power I'm seriously thinking about either a k&n or piper cross panel filter. Do I need to swap it back for servicing as I'm sure ford will just throw it and i will be back to square 1 again

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 iNath

iNath

    ST-2 Mod

  • Super Mod
  • 3,602 posts
  • Name: Nathan
  • Ford Model: Molten Orange Fiesta ST-2
  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

It comes with a sticker that goes on the air filter box saying something like DO NOT REPLACE ME!!

EDIT: Here it is:

Posted Image

#3 alexp999

alexp999

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,812 posts
  • Name: Alex
  • Ford Model: Focus 2.0 TDCi 163PS Titanium X
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

I have just this weekend fitted a K&N Filter to my Fiesta.

Service is not due until April, but I'm probably going to have a word with the garage before it goes in. (I use my local Ford dealer)

The K&N Filter comes with a sticker to apply to the Air Filter box, to say not to throw it away and also a little card to explain about the filter with a contact number on it, offering to explain to any garage about the benefits and to argue the point it does not void the warranty, etc.

Worst case scenario is that they want to fit their own filter and you have to refit your one again afterwards. Any reasonable garage should be able to take note of your comments before a service. (I know mine has for other things).

#4 Mark M.K

Mark M.K

    FOC Supporter

  • FOC Supporters
  • 1,467 posts
  • Ford Model: 1.6 Fiesta Titanium
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Buckinghamshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

Far as i'm aware, the K&N theory about not voiding the warranty is for the USA only. You should contact K&N UK and ask them about where you stand in the UK.

#5 alexp999

alexp999

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,812 posts
  • Name: Alex
  • Ford Model: Focus 2.0 TDCi 163PS Titanium X
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:55 AM

From www.knfilters.co.uk:

Unlike many companies, our warranty for O/E replacement air filters and intake systems does extend beyond the replacement of a defective K&N part. For the original purchaser of the product, our warranty covers any engine damage or related costs incurred as a direct result of the use of a properly installed and maintained K&N O/E automotive replacement air filter or intake system on the specific vehicle for which the product was designed to be used by K&N. This includes reasonable vehicle repair costs directly related to an engine problem caused by the failure of a K&N product. Furthermore, we warrant that using our product will not result in a vehicle warranty denial. K&N will not be responsible for any indirect, consequential, special, contingent, or other damages not listed above.

We will promptly reimburse the consumer for the cost of the repair if a service provider denies warranty coverage as a result of a K&N product or claims that a K&N product has caused harm to your engine or vehicle...



#6 alexp999

alexp999

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,812 posts
  • Name: Alex
  • Ford Model: Focus 2.0 TDCi 163PS Titanium X
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Just wrote to K&N Filters UK about the extract above and got the following reply too :)

Hi Alex,

The million mile warranty does indeed cover the UK.

You will need to retain your proof of purchase and ensure that you follow the correct cleaning instructions with the correct cleaning fluid and oil.



#7 sambooka

sambooka

    Sam Oglesby

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Name: sam
  • Ford Model: mk7 fiesta tdci zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the replies lads got any links for the cheapest place to get one

#8 alexp999

alexp999

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,812 posts
  • Name: Alex
  • Ford Model: Focus 2.0 TDCi 163PS Titanium X
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

I got it from here:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

Cheapest place with next day delivery I could find.

EDIT:

This is for 1.25, 1.4, 1.6 Petrol & 1.6 Diesel only. (1.4 Diesel requires a different filter)

#9 iNath

iNath

    ST-2 Mod

  • Super Mod
  • 3,602 posts
  • Name: Nathan
  • Ford Model: Molten Orange Fiesta ST-2
  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

I got it from here:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

Cheapest place with next day delivery I could find.


Ooh they're only 10mins from my house, wonder if they'll let me collect :)

#10 gc88

gc88

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 348 posts
  • Name: Gav
  • Ford Model: Zetec S 2.0
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hertfordshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

Elmo! When you get this can you update us to how it sounds and mpg etc? I'm looking at getting one for my foci

#11 sambooka

sambooka

    Sam Oglesby

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Name: sam
  • Ford Model: mk7 fiesta tdci zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

Elmo! When you get this can you update us to how it sounds and mpg etc? I'm looking at getting one for my foci

Will do I'm interested to see how it affects mpg myself as according to the computer I'm getting 50.3mpg hardly anything to shout about

#12 sambooka

sambooka

    Sam Oglesby

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Name: sam
  • Ford Model: mk7 fiesta tdci zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

I got it from here:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

Cheapest place with next day delivery I could find.

Thank m8 bought and paid for

#13 alexp999

alexp999

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,812 posts
  • Name: Alex
  • Ford Model: Focus 2.0 TDCi 163PS Titanium X
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:20 PM

Just to check, I assume you have the 1.6 TDCi?

That part I linked to is for 1.25, 1.4, 1.6 Petrol & 1.6 Diesel only. (1.4 Diesel requires a different filter) I have edited my earlier post to make note of that now :)

#14 andyedge

andyedge

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 356 posts
  • Name: Andy
  • Ford Model: Panther Black Fiesta Metal 2012
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Had one in mine (ZS TDCi) for a couple of years now. Can't say I ever noticed any real difference in mpg, acceleration or noise, but it's better than the stock filter so must be good right?
And it's a fairly cheap mod that doesn't affect warranty or insurance.
I also put the sticker on the airbox & told my dealer not to change it during services.

#15 sambooka

sambooka

    Sam Oglesby

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
  • Name: sam
  • Ford Model: mk7 fiesta tdci zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Just to check, I assume you have the 1.6 TDCi?

That part I linked to is for 1.25, 1.4, 1.6 Petrol & 1.6 Diesel only. (1.4 Diesel requires a different filter) I have edited my earlier post to make note of that now :)

Yeh Checked first 1.6tdci zs

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users