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    K & N airfilters

    Having seen how ridiculously long & bent the air intake of my N/A FSI is I've been looking about online & saw this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm7tJEU9qb8

    I thought bold power claims, heat soak & an oily filter so near the MAF = mmmm.

    I then read this on their site:

    http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/MAFTestresults.htm

    Not convinced myself but interesting reading.
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Failing maf are usually due to people over oiling them. K&N say something like 1ml or even less to oil it. Surely this isnt enough to travel up air box, bit of air pipe and kill the maf!


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    Some very technical info and testing that you might want to read before you buy a K+N filter. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...ight=airfilter
    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    The MAF on my car is right next to the air filter. It was the route the air has to go to get into the engine thas seems badly designed but maybe its needed to match someting else or you loose torque etc?

    Good to see the other side of the fence rather than K & N PR.
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

 

 

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