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Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

Although I am having an oil leak problem on my V reg 2000 Punto, I was thinking about fitting a K&N Air Filter on it.

But my question is, is it worth it?

If so, does anyone has one on their car? Any improvement in Fuel consumption etc etc?


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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

If anything your mpg will go down with a K&N on.
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

K&N =

What size engine is your punto? If you have a 1.2 8v I'd highly recommend a Focus induction kit
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K&N =

What size engine is your punto? If you have a 1.2 8v I'd highly recommend a Focus induction kit

Yes I have a 1.2 8v. Why would you recommend a Focus induction kit?

How much are they?
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

Hate to but in on the topic you made but have to ask, what would you guys recommend for a 1.2 16v?
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

Is this ok?

What is the small blue pipe for?





Also, do you have to tell your insurance about the mod?

Can you have an MOT test done with it on?
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

I have a K&N on my punto 1.2 16v and all i get is grunt when driving. Also the throttle cable had made it's mark on the filter.
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I have a K&N on my punto 1.2 16v and all i get is grunt when driving. Also the throttle cable had made it's mark on the filter.
From the response from guys on the forum regarding the K&N, I won't be buying one. But I will be buying a Ford Induction kit.
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

any help for me guys? i thought i would get the K&N one as it was just about affordable for me but as above, it doesnt sound to great.
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K&N

get gsr
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

Correct me if im wrong but arent they roughly 170, if im right what would you suggest for me thats cheaper?
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would you suggest for me thats cheaper?
nothing, nothing else has been proven to give any gains
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

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Correct me if im wrong but arent they roughly 170, if im right what would you suggest for me thats cheaper?
The focus kiz might be under certain cirdumstances be better than a standard airbox. But it does sit as high as a K&N mushroom filter. Heat soak is virtually the same when bonnet is closed. Advantage of the Focus kit is that it has some torque gain over K&N.

The GSR induction picks up air where it is cold and still. Also it has the pipe diameter reduced for torque improvement.

The Focus induction can only be used on 8v FIRE engines and the GSR Punto Mk2 kit does cost only 144 for ff members and not 170.

The 1.2 16v is 162 for ff members-
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Re: Worth fitting K&N Air Filter?

ok mate, thanks for the help
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The Focus induction can only be used on 8v FIRE engines and does cost only 144 for ff members.
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