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air filter question??

nath-w May 19, 2010

  1. nath-w

    nath-w Member

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    Today while i was replacing my dipstick guide which i broke whilst doing my thermostat, i thought i would quickly check the air filter as i havnt owned the car long. Anyway it was filthy. I did think my car was a bit sluggish for a 1.8t, so i took it for a nip down the road with the airbox unclipped, and wow what a difference, cant believe how much more responsive my car was, and i could even here the turbo.

    Anyway now i want a new air filter, but not sure whether to get a panel filter for standard box or get a cone filter. Also if i got a cone filter what would i do with the sensor thats screwed to the side of the airbox? Found this a bit strange as i used to own a 2001 s3 which didnt have this sensor on the airbox?
     
  2. S3 Johnny

    S3 Johnny The grass isn't always greener

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    Green Cotton Panel Filter All The Way Mate :thumbsup:
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    or jetex cone....
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    ...its an ignition amplifier... later coil packs have all this built in to them (which makes them even more prone to failure)... you just need to re-mount it somewhere... I think its mounted to a heatsink? can't remember off hand... couple of others (Alpine, A3Tom) have done similar I think...

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  5. nath-w

    nath-w Member

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    So does it not matter where I remount it the engine bay, or does it need to be near or inside some type of cold air feed?
     
  6. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    or just get another paper one!
     
  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stock paper one has proved time and again to be the best.
     
  8. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I just use oem changed every 10k ish
     
  9. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    this is what you want :)
     
  10. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    and it costs pennies and it filters PROEPRLY
     
  11. S3 D2HTY

    S3 D2HTY Member

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    What induction kit is that?
     
  12. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Screw the Ignition Amp to the plastic wiring casing that runs down behind the air box with small self tappers. Thats what I did - worked a treat.
     
  13. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    its one i developed for the 1.8T lump. has direct cold feed running to the filter and is in a nice cool place. Heat shield`d pipe going to the maf and fannys ya uncle. cold air and lots of it. Proven figures i posted on here works a treat. sounds nice too :)
     
  14. S3 D2HTY

    S3 D2HTY Member

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    What parts did you use?

    Where did you source them from?

    Thinking doing the same on my S3 . . .
     
  15. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    local sources, got cold air feed from a place in essex via ebay, custom made plates made either buy myself or by my pals at the steel works. you can get simalar bits off the bay but i found them to be quite sh1t quality. Filters i get from a local tuning shop/factory. there Simota filters.
     
  16. S3 D2HTY

    S3 D2HTY Member

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    Cool cheers for the info
     
  17. nath-w

    nath-w Member

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    Did you have to move the battey as my battery is close up to the wing, so theres no room to put a cone filter beside it?
     
  18. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    yep i moved the battery. only by about 3" tho
     
  19. Bigphil92

    Bigphil92 Member

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    what did you do about the oil breather pipe?
     
  20. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    mine dont have a oil breather.. but for those that do just pop a mini filter on it. shimples!
     

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