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Pipercross on S3

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by TanyaS3, Apr 14, 2004.

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    Hey all

    Well what does anyone think of the pipercross induction kit on the S3????

    Tanya
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    I thought the standard setup was supposed to be pretty good already. I'd be interested to see what any1 thinks of these kits too.
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    the standard intake is very good.

    I wouldnt advise induction kit on a turbo, it gets too hot under the bonnet regardless of shields and cold air feeds, which are useless in traffic.

    I tried a friends modded air box for an few hours, but again didnt like the idea of all that heat being sucked up , it felt more laggy low down, and more promenent DV noise annoyed me.

    i replace my paper audi filter evry 10K or sooner and still hit repectable RR figures and MAF airflows via vagcom.

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    Also most of the induction kits on the market are oiled and there seems to be a bad history of oiled filters with the MAF in the Volkswagen/Audi/SEAT/Skoda car community unless you get a stainless steel version that is, which also has a heat shield of some design.

    I went back to my original air box after also trying the modded version...........loved the noise from the engine and the DV whoosh!! but felt it was laggy bottom end.

    I am looking into getting a small stainless steel cone to put into the airbox. I see it as a compromise between the two.
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    Best option is a K&N Panel filter on your car as using an induction kit on a S3 is a bad idea - high underbonnet temps and maf issues.
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    thanks for all your advice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    sorry to but in.................but i was told that K & N panel filters were oilled thus had the same effect on the MAF??
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    they are oiled but not as much and due to the design of the standard air box the maf should not get contaminated.
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    I had ordered a K&N but then canceled the order after hear about the oil and the MAF when I bought the car.

    I just change the paper filter (£7) every 5000 miles to keep it fresh and as free flowing as possible........have not noticed any probs at all apart from not have the nice DV sound
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