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#1 DAM13N

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:54 PM

Hi Guys and Girls,

Im looking at refining my engine trying to give it that edge that i want. i think i have completed the styling i am looking at a induction kit? I Havent the clue when it comes to things like this only my second car, been looking at K&N?? Is it any good or am i throwing money down the drain, is there a better alternative out there that is more suited to the focus?? whats your opinions obs it will increase performce by a minor % and it will give the engine a nice grunt "so i read"...


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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:33 PM

Hi mate, ive got a 57i Knn kit on my 1.6 edge and if im honest it does make a TINY difference you'll get people saying about enclosed pipercross kits etc but they cost alot more and personally i cant see the point of spending a fortune on a 1.6 although if youve got the cash and are willing to splash go for one of those. The reason i put the knn on mine was purley for the noise it acctually scares people in the street muahaha what mk is your focus?

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:32 PM

Hi mate, ive got a 57i Knn kit on my 1.6 edge and if im honest it does make a TINY difference you'll get people saying about enclosed pipercross kits etc but they cost alot more and personally i cant see the point of spending a fortune on a 1.6 although if youve got the cash and are willing to splash go for one of those. The reason i put the knn on mine was purley for the noise it acctually scares people in the street muahaha what mk is your focus?

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I see your point with its only a 1.6 and the car is only worth X amount of money im not willing to MEGA amounts on it but there again its my pride and joy... if you understand that ha ha, yeh i was a little intregued to what enclosed pipercross kits gain in comparason to a k&n kit, apart from the cost....

do you notice much on fuel, performance - do you notice much through acceleration or top end.. although to be fair i`ve never raped mine through the gears and never will nor will i kill it on top end. ha ha

you fit it your self mate, pretty easy to do? i have MAS sensor on mine, whats that got to do with it all?


Mines a MK1 2000 X reg...

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:35 PM

I see your point with its only a 1.6 and the car is only worth X amount of money im not willing to MEGA amounts on it but there again its my pride and joy... if you understand that ha ha, yeh i was a little intregued to what enclosed pipercross kits gain in comparason to a k&n kit, apart from the cost....

do you notice much on fuel, performance - do you notice much through acceleration or top end.. although to be fair i`ve never raped mine through the gears and never will nor will i kill it on top end. ha ha

you fit it your self mate, pretty easy to do? i have MAS sensor on mine, whats that got to do with it all?


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the best setup is with a k and n panel filter with the standard airbox induction kits lose power thats proven as the engine gets hotter only an enclosed system with heat shielding will do the job properly these are expensive so iuf you can ignore the fact you wont get the noise of an induction kit the standard box and performance panel filter is better

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:42 PM

on cold days it feels alot more keen to pull of and go, raping it through the gears and driving like a !Removed! i got 200 miles to 20 got more with the standard air box on but only like an extra 10-20 miles nothing worth crying about and yea i get you on the caring about it part mate lol this is my 1st born and i love it to peices may "only be a focus" but its mine with my personal mark on it lol


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ps dont no about the sensor mine just all plummed in its a very easy part to swap over to just be very careful it dosent rub on the underside of the bonnet and rub the paint off like mine did! !Removed! clips.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

you want an induction then ive always used k and n dont worry about sensors the k and n comes with all the fittings not sure if it comes with a mounting bracket to stop it jumping around if not a simple l bracket with 2 self tappers will do the job of keeping the cone from rattling around

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:00 PM

Artscot79 mate can see your point with the over heating, is there any kind of adaption were by a "funnel" type thing can be put through from the front vent to grab more cold air and push through to the induction kit.

Mike 20 quid gets you 200 miles.... 20 quid gets me 150, well 147. never rape it at all.. you got me thinking some thing could be wrong the way it eats fuel.... hhhhmmmm.... things for me to consider, do i want the grunty noise or not???? panel or induction???

agh i tell ya if i had a rolls royce parked on my drive i'd never be happy with it....

if i go for the panel i`ll end up wanting the induction kit..... however dont want to be overheating etc...

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:06 PM

I think mines a little off its on a 2nd set of clocks and the car thinks its only done 3900 miles, either that or my focus is just a tad brilliant :P im not being funny though the trip does say once the lights come on after 20 quid top up its done around the 190-200 mile mark.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:19 PM

I think mines a little off its on a 2nd set of clocks and the car thinks its only done 3900 miles, either that or my focus is just a tad brilliant :P im not being funny though the trip does say once the lights come on after 20 quid top up its done around the 190-200 mile mark.

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economy is dependant on so many things you may have n area with more hills so youll use more fuel you may use more electrics etc and then theres the price of the fuel how many litres does that 20 quid get you 1 gallon is equal to 4.55 litres so if i put 20 quid in at 1.06.9 a litre =18.7 litres divided by 4.55 is 4.1 gallons at 36mpg i should get 147.6miles total so depends on youre mpg even at 39mpg it would be 159.9 miles to get 200 miles youre mpg would need to be 49mpg and only the diesel will see those figures so youre fuel is right however if they had a fiver of fuel still in the tank and filled up they would have increased there miles at 39 mpg to 179.6 taking the reserve tank into account

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:19 PM

just change sound...the ECU will adjust the fuel mixture to adapt to any change of flow!

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

the best way to set it up is get the induction kit and fit also buy a curved shaped heat shield that fits around the cone filter making sure that its covered at the top and sides facing the engine and have the open part of the heat shield facing the inner wing then get a cold air intake pipe all these are available at demon tweeks etc and run it from inside of the lower grill to 1.5 inch away from the cone at the open side of the shield this will keep cool air going to the filter and keep as much hot air away as possible sounds a lot but its not difficult half an hours work a cold air feed should cost no more than 15 quid or go to focus etc and get flexible plastic ducting its the same stuff anyway

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

http://www.demon-twe...o...304-1&app=Y


http://www.demon-twe...;pcode=GREHS-03

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:38 PM

yea could be a number of things i mean my normal driving i class is probs never going above 3000RPM, i probs go to 2500-2750 n change gear.... n well yeh mines done 50k however ive had it 3 months and its got a full ford Ford s/h even the original bill of invoice.... well looked after...

i decieced Has got to be a Induction kit, Artscot what this "rattling" around all about, i got a leaking cv boot in the rear and thats doing myhead in...

What sort of cash would i be looking for K&N Induction???

that sounds a neat idea with the heat shield cold air intake pipe, im going to look into that.... 15 quid or there about for garenteed cold air flow is deffo the way forward i think... just dont like the sound of over heating the cone...

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:40 PM

i decieced Has got to be a Induction kit, Artscot what this "rattling" around all about, i got a leaking cv boot in the rear and thats doing myhead in...


CV boot in the rear???!!! :blink:

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

http://www.demon-twe...o...304-1&app=Y


http://www.demon-twe...;pcode=GREHS-03

heatshield and induction kit



cheers mate was just going to go onto demon tweaks really appreciate that nice one

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