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Old 19-05-2007   #1
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K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

Mrs_G's Doblo gets a 12,000 miles service every 6 weeks. And every 6 weeks a clean looking air filter gets thrown in the bin.

Looking at cutting down on this waste I'm considering fitting a K&N replacement air filter. According to their web site the filter is at least as good as the original with the added benefit of being able to clean it at regular intervals.

Does anyone have any 'real world' experience of these?
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Re: K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

Have used one in a TD Tempra a few years ago. No noticable difference in power but seemed fine for the filter medium.

I guess you're talking about the 'filtercharger' model?
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Yep, I'm looking at the replacement element that goes inside the original filter housing.
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Re: K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

They're supposed to be pretty good Niall. We sell those in work (as well as the sporty ones) and people find it cheaper in the long run to clean them rather than put new ones in all the time.
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Re: K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

I've just checked up for my non turbo, they want 53 +7.50 P&P the number is K&N E2862.
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Re: K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

I use them them on both my speedway bikes, Easy cleaned and re oiled.
Both are used with a prefilter which are not required on a car but are essential with the dust and dirt on a speedway track.
Cared for, they last for years.
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Re: K&N Air Filter - NOT the go faster job!

ive got a custom KnN air Filter on my 1.9JTD. Also has a spooling device inside to really turn the air. i have many good results with this, i had to remove all the old unit and its open air. ALL THE OLD HOUSING AND PIPING WERE REMOVED.
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I install an open pod type K&N filter to my doblo panorama.
Better reponse and acceleration. Been using it for a year.
No regrets. As for maintenance, just pull it out from the manifold, give it
a good high pressure blow from my mate's workshop, reoil it and feels
good as new.
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