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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

As title.

 

Usually there is an air box that you can just swap out to put one in, but as I found out on another thread the actual filter is in the engine bit.

 

Wondering if there is any tutorials or anyone can help me do this! 

 

For reference the filter is a basic universal conical one.

 

Thank you!

 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

Short and simple answer dont bother. You will get less power, less mpg and devalue your car. Because 1 look at a cane filter and people with think its been chavved.

 

My advise as a professional mechanic AND motorsports engine tuner, get a high capacity panel filter to replace the standard filter. Youll get real gains and not just noise and chav appeal



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for the reply, appreciate the input!

 

How much we talking for one of them? Also any recommended sites to buy them from (should the price be right!)?

 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

Short and simple answer dont bother. You will get less power, less mpg and devalue your car. Because 1 look at a cane filter and people with think its been chavved.

 

My advise as a professional mechanic AND motorsports engine tuner, get a high capacity panel filter to replace the standard filter. Youll get real gains and not just noise and chav appeal

+1 - Almost exactly what i was going to say



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for the reply, appreciate the input!

 

How much we talking for one of them? Also any recommended sites to buy them from (should the price be right!)?

 

Thanks

 

Demon Tweeks, Burton Motorsports, etc. You want to be looking at K & N, pipercross etc.

 

This should suit your needs (I cant remember if yours is a 1.6 or not tho)

 

http://www.demon-twe...acement-element



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

Yes mine is the 1.6.

Will this improve the engine sound? I have simple needs..

 

Also can you tell me if mine is a Mk 5 or 6? I thought it was a 6 but on that site it says Mk6 is 2008 onwards :s

 

My reg is : MM07 ***

 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

It will make it sound a bit more roarty aye, couple this with a decent back box and youll get decent bhp gains, a nice sound AND your car wont look like its part of the burberry wearing knob head brigade



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

You know what my next question is going to be now you have mentioned a decent back box...

 

 

Any links for me or recommendations?

 

Thanks for your help :)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

scorpion are probably the best pound for pound back box. A nice 2 1/2" rolled tail pipe will look and sound the nuts on a fizzy. Anything bigger and itll just look daft and have the rozzers hunting you down. Subtlety is the key word for young lads in fast cars. But the scorp do sound nice when nailing it but are plenty quiet should you need to blend in (if you know what I mean)

 

with a filter and back box your prolly looking at a 8-12bhp increase just by bolting them on due to the engine being more efficient. Youll also find its better on fuel too!

 

http://www.demon-twe...-imola-tailpipe



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

Thanks and I know what you mean! Had a 1.2 R reg fiesta, loved it but just a bit weak! Now I've got a 1.6 I can actaully hear my engine and want to make the most of it!

 

£200 bucks...oosh... demon tweeks a good website/company?

 

If it's going to make a difference then I would certainly save up for it, and from what you have said you know what you are on about! The back box has had 0 reviews though? 

 

Appreciate the help mate- can you verify if mine is a mk 5 or 6 for me? I'm unsure!



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

Yeah Tweeks are one of the best out there, and youll defo see some gains. No idea as to why theres no reviews on their site but ive been fitting scorpion exhausts for the last 20 years and never had any trouble with them.

 

Not entirely sure when the change over was but the parts I linked to were for a 2007 like yours anyway so you should be ok.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

superb, thank you!

 

I have heard of K and N, not sure where or why, and their filter is only a fiver more- is it worth getting it?

 

http://www.demon-twe...acement-element

 

 

Also are there any other modifications that you think are worth the money?



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

both similar gains in power and sound, K&N use a cotton gauze and pipercross use foam. Both are performance products and will achieve similar gains. My personal choice would be Pipercross over the K&N, for no other reason than they are easier to clean come service time.

 

In short either one will suit your needs



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

Because the Pipercross uses dry foam, it has an advantage over the K&N because the oil (in the oiled cotton K&N filter) can contaminate the MAF sensor  



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

What you really want

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Ceap Cone filter -  From £30 power loss 5hp - noise gain = 80db 

 

 

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Tailpipe trim - From £20 Power loss 2Hp noise gain  = 100db (with backbox delete) 

 

 

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Burberry cap / K&N/ tailpipe - priceless -

street cred gain plus 100% (among burberry wearing, chav-mobile drivers) - OR

 

street cred - minus 100% - amongst old codgers with black mk3 Mondeo estates  :lol:



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