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MG MGF Technical - K&N FILTER MODIFICATION
|My K&N filter fell off recently. (Don't laugh)|
I assumed that all 57i filters would be same, with various fitting arrangements to suit different vehicles.
Armed with this assumption and knowing I had all the gubbins apart from the filter itself, I ordered the cheapest version I could find, which was for a Vauxhall Vectra.
When it arrived, I realised I had made the wrong assumption.
The diameter of the hole for the hose was bigger than the previous one and it had a 15mm long threaded stud protruding from the centre of the chrome top.
However, I discovered that the filter would fit over the original rubber hose, so I pushed the metal reducing ring all the way into the hose and clamped the filter to it with the jubilee clip.
I also noticed that if the bracket that came with the Vectra kit was bent just a wee bit, it could be secured to the threaded stud at one end and to a nearby bracket holding the petrol filter.
Although this will ensure that the filter cannot fall off again, I have a slight concern that the engine movement may put a strain on the carburettor as the air intake hose movement is now restricted.
What do you folks think???
|Looks like it should be fine, the standard plastic air filter box is located in this position and attached to the same bracket. Dave - Kar-Solutions|
I might be wrong but I thought that the K&N Filters had a lifetime guarantee. Might be worth having a word with them for a replacement.
Also, when did you fit a carburettor to your car ;-)
|Don't think the lifetime guarantee covers me not tightening the jubilee clip properly.|
OK....Throttle body, carburettor....splitting hairs.
This thread was discussed between 25/08/2010 and 30/08/2010
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