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MG MGF Technical - K&N Induction Kit - Finally!!
|Haleluyah! (think thats how its spelt)|
I've finally taken the plunge and bought a K&N for the 2000 VVC, fitting it this weekend, and I've read so much "hype" regarding it, I dont know what to believe!
Any experienced K&N'ers got any top tips??
|The only thing I recommend is a bracket to hold the pipes in place. |
I'm biased as I make and sell them but it is highly recommended on this BBS.
For pictures Check out pictures on emma's coolant loss thread on MGF general.
Brackets cost £12 inc P&P for uk only.
|Where from?? |
They look like a good idea
Just drop Tom an e-mail on the address next to his name and he'll be able to send one to you directly.
|I definately recommend Tom's brackets. I have one fitted to my induction pipes, and they keep the pipes pointing forward (essential to direct the air to the K&N). They also help protect the pipes from being pulled off, believe me, it does help. My F doubles as an off-roader from time to time.|
Top tip would be - ignore the instructions you get with the kit (they're quite basic) and go to Rob Bell's site. He has comprehensive instructions on how to fit the K&N. I would get the link for you, but you'll have to wait until I get home.
|Let me do it for you Emma, http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/ |
Enjoy the K&N, it is manic when you first hear it, just push your right foot a little harder and vroooom.
|Cheers Yigit. Jimbo, also try it out in the low revs - around 2000 RPM , sounds fantastic.|
you forgot the image of *Tom's bracket* at your car.
Jimbo, and don't worry about the dark stain there on the floor. This was a feature with Emma's MGF ... *g*
|LOL Dieter, is that going to be Tom's new promotional photo? |
Fortunately Envy no longer sports that 'feature'!
|Hi! My wife very kindly bought me the K&N filter kit|
as an additional Christmas present and since it has
been fitted, I have not been able to keep the smile
off my face.
I looked at Rob Bell's site and his instructions are
great for the simple-minded like me, but not being a
very good DIY man (an hour's job tends to take all
day!), I got my local MG garage to do it. Let him
get his knuckles scraped etc. Charged me £50 which
I thought fair and I've got peace of mind that it
has been done properly.
The cost of all this enjoyment is that fuel consumption has gone up, as I tend to let the "f"
linger for longer in the lower gears, so I can hear
that great roar, but still worth it if it keeps me
|Job Complete: Oh my word|
Why aren't they standard?
Why have I waited so long to fit one?!!!
|Yep, thats it now Jimbo!|
You're on a one way trip to Darkside-ville!!!
Now all you need is a new exhaust (I strongly recommend a Milltek from Brown & Gammons) and you'll really start going through petrol! :)
Not only do you find yourself revving uncontrollably just for fun of it but tunnels become a necessity on every journey! (And if you find a nice long tunnel, you sometimes feel the need to turn around and have another go straight away, or is that just me??)
|I think that's just you Kris! Although I really enjoy my twice-monthly trip through the Dartford Tunnel, I'd be damned if I'm going back to pay another pound to use it twice in one journey! I just make the most of it the first time around. :-)|
Emma Jackman (& Green with Envy ~ S369 FAR)
|This is something I've been toying with for my TF160.|
I know one has to notify one's insurer, but how much difference does it make to the premium??
I'm insured through the Lancaster club scheme.
|S R Kenyon-Edwards|
I see you are a regular feature of the MGF forum, and I remember your very own website that you created as a homage to the MG, what was the link?
As I am only 22, and no offence to the other F'ers, but we are relatively young members, I wondered how many more of our age there were out there??
Oh and Simon, it may affect your insurance, but its only minimal. Get one yesterday, thats my advice.
|hmmmm, how many more youngsters???|
Erm, short answer - most of us! :) :)
Tell the insurers that you have fitted a removable, cleanable air filter to replace the worn out disposable one. It increases fuel efficiency, too. OK, it *might* give power gain, but that's not why you got it. Oh no. It's a fuel efficiency thing, that's all.
Suprisingly, this often works. Alternatively go get insurance with Steve at A-Plan, and discover how disastrous a dark-side addiction can be when you're told that your premium won't go up, regardless of any further mods*!
*bar, IIRC, nitrous... but if you get that far down the line then you're already done for.
|Well for starters the site is: http://www.EmGeeEff.com (yes I bought a domain finally!) The F's do seem to attract quite a few 'younger' peeps, but the age range is vast. I find that the average age in late twenties to early thirties. I bought my F when I was 18, and paid a staggering £1700 insurance (Tesco) ouch! The second year I paid £1300 (Adrian Flux). My renewal is due in a couple of months and I'll most probably change to A Plan, as they're Darkside friendly.|
Emma Jackman (& Green with Envy ~ S369 FAR)
|>> Alternatively go get insurance with Steve at A-Plan <<|
Steve is very competitive - he's managed a very healthy saving on my insurance re-newal: 120 quid on my previously cheapest insurer! :o)
Been quoted happy indeed!!! :oD
|Yup, A-Plan Steve beat my (Tesco) renewal by £100, and I could indeed do anything except nitrous it (including de-cating which I found interesting) for no premium increase. All downhill from there, really.|
Pete, middle aged at 32 it would seem!
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