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    best panel filter for 2.0TDI A3??

    hi, my gf has a 2.0l TDI a3 and she is looking into getting it remapped but ive read somewhere that a panel filter benefits more over an induction kit? if so what would people reccomend? also where would people reccomend her getting the remap at? she lives in the midlands so somewhere not too far would be idea but doesnt mind travelling a little bit.

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    Hey pick my 2007 A3 S line 140 tdi up in a week or so and was thinking the same! remapp and panel filter let us know if you get any ideas please pal cheers

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    hi, chipped uk in bromsgrove are supposed to be ok

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    If you want the best service and quality product speak to Jody at Midland VW I've been using them for five years theve an outstanding reputation on the VAG scene and a custom code dealer. http://www.midlandvw.co.uk

    I've had a Jetex pannel filter for four years no issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by ste View Post
    hi, chipped uk in bromsgrove are supposed to be ok
    I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole after previous experience.


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    what went wrong?

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    The remap was all or nothing no power mid or top end and when we took it to another remap specialist they showed us how the chip was badly soldered onto the ecu this was a 1.8t beetle


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    BMC panel filter:
    http://fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/index.p...productId=1442
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    Pipercross panel filter:
    http://fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/index.p...productId=1260

    Id also reccomend same company for the remap, if you cant get to them because of distance they also so the ST3 device:
    http://fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/index.p...&productId=715


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    The st3 looks a very good price for what you get.

    3 different maps plus a switch for Ł330!!

    Anybody using this?

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    I wouldn`t touch Chipped UK or what ever they are calling themselfs either but you would be surprised how many "custom" remap companies are just franchise dealers for Chipped UK and buy/sale Chipped UK maps but call them their own.
    The ST3 box is an Alientech box which has had three maps put on it. The Alientech box is very good as i have a version of it myself but how good the maps are and where the maps actually came from is anyones guess.
    A panel filter isn`t going to really make sod all difference to a mapped car as i paper filter can flow plenty enough air for any map you will get for a stock turbo. If you want a panel filter though Green is very popular which no doudt navnayyar would have recommended and posted a link to if FR tuning sold them but i guess they don`t.
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    Going by what mikey is saying, you dont need a aftermarket filter so links or names of other filters doesnt matter. As for the st3, yes its a rebranded alientech powergate but this is common knowledge and i guess no company selling them with their own maps is denying this. I wont start on the st3 cos mikey has this out on another thread before im only speaking from my personal experience and have seen my 'custom' maps being made, so no fr&rtuning are not a franchise of anybody else. Actually they have their own franchisees if you look on their website. Best not to judge if you dont know. Open forum everyone's entitled to their say and reccomendations


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    thanks for the replies, so is there no benefit over the standard air filter then? her standard air filter needs replacing anyway so was thinking of swapping it for a panel filter (unless a induction kit setup would be better?)
    as for remapping shes not in a hurry for the remap so we'll see what places seem to come out best with reviews.

    youll have to bare with me as im not very knowledgable with these cars im a 'ford' man myself lol but willing to learn

    cheers

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    Just get the green panel, and job done.

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    yeah read something about them, probz will go for that.

    cheers

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    It was like Ł40, better quality than oem, job done lad.

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    is there any prooven fact which one is best?

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    There is no "best" panel filter. There are several different types of panel filter design which effect how they work. K+N flow lots of air because they do not actually filter the air very well letting larger particles into your engine. This i believe is why K+N has started to get a bad rep for because when people oil the filter after cleaning most people tend to over oil the filter when to much is a lot worse then not enough. Since the panel filter is very porous it lets drips flow through and out the other side which then goes on to your MAF killing the MAF. Personally i would stick to the paper filter or get a dry filter like Amsoil then you know you will not kill your MAF plus dry filters do not relies on oil to capture the particles but the actual filter it self so the filter has to be good at filtering the incoming air unlike the said K+N unit.
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    ok cheers, think im gonna go for the green cotton folter or maybe pipercross

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    The st3 looks a very good price for what you get.

    3 different maps plus a switch for Ł330!!

    Anybody using this?
    Quote Originally Posted by navnayyar View Post
    Id also reccomend same company for the remap, if you cant get to them because of distance they also so the ST3 device:
    FR&R Tuning| ECU Remapping| Stage 1, 2 & 3 Performance Upgrades - Self Tuning System (ST3) Locked - (Powered by CubeCart)
    anybody with this remap? I'm interested. I've my car stage1 remapped by a spanish chiptuner called "TLRsport" for this price

    -garag

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    I just bought an FK Automotive panel filter for my 140 TDI. Haven't fitted it yet (fitting it on monday), but it's exactly the same as a K&N filter. But a lot cheaper. I've been told that FK and K&N is made by the same specs aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christer View Post
    I just bought an FK Automotive panel filter for my 140 TDI. Haven't fitted it yet (fitting it on monday), but it's exactly the same as a K&N filter. But a lot cheaper. I've been told that FK and K&N is made by the same specs aswell.
    Hey, I've seen the Fk panel filter with a very very good price, the best price i've never seen...
    Is this for 2.0TDi140 bkd?
    Filtro deportivo de FK - tamańo: 341x135x30 mm - para Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) 10.2003-
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    Quote Originally Posted by garag View Post
    Hey, I've seen the Fk panel filter with a very very good price, the best price i've never seen...
    Is this for 2.0TDi140 bkd?
    Filtro deportivo de FK - tamańo: 341x135x30 mm - para Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) 10.2003-
    That's exactly the same dimensions as I got on mine mate. I'm not sure if i got BKD or BMM
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    Good, I'm going to order mine from Fk, have you bought any cleaning kit?.
    Do you know any guide or thread to change the filter?
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    Unscrew the philips screws on top of the airfilter box and it just lifts up and you can pull out the old filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garag View Post
    Good, I'm going to order mine from Fk, have you bought any cleaning kit?.
    Do you know any guide or thread to change the filter?
    The filter comes un-oiled. I bought a cleaning kit at a random auto acessories shop. Green filter made my kit. Comes with both oil and cleaning fluid.
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