Adding K&N Filter To Maruti Zen MPFi


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I got this K&N air filter 6 months before.

Price - INR 3,400 Rs (with fitting)

Dealer - Darshan Tyres, JM Road, Pune (They are K&N dealer in pune)
Time taken for job done - 5 Minutes (Surprised when they said its done)
Type - Stock Replacement Air Filter

How do I know K&N -
One of my friends got the K&N replacement filter on his pulsar. I was surprised by the performance improvement.Also the 'sound' generated, its totally like a sports bike.There was a hugh change in pick up.Then I asked about filter for cars and the dealer said yes it can be fitted in car.Same day I had decided to put it on.Then done some googling
and found Dealer in pune.

Why K&N -
I always feel the acceleration during 2nd (sometimes) and 3rd/4th is low in zen.While overtaking I relly feel the car is lagging speed.Really required to dawnshift everytime.The situaltion worsens if the AC is on and car is loaded with 5 people.In ghat sections really feel a bit outpowered.So I was searching for performance improvement accessories and found K&N.

Installations -
Went to Darshan tyres.Asked for K&N filter for zen.They had checked and I was pleased to know that they have 1 in stock.I had done some price negotiations and told them to fit it.Their person opened the bonnet and then opened the Filter Housing Removed old filter and replaced it with new K&N then closed Housing.That's it - job Done in 5 minutes.

What really changed -
1 - Definite increase in acceleration across all gears.Specially the pickup is improved a lot in 3rd and 4th. I can feel the car pulling much much faster than before.
2 - Distinct sound on racing the engine (I like that sound!)
3 - Smoother running of engine than pervious one.
4 - Marginal improvement in mileage by 1 kmpl

Cleaning interval is 15k km's

About K&N - K&N High Performance Air Filters, Oil Filters, & Cold Air Intakes
Search dealer - K&N Air Filter & Air Intake Dealer Search - Where to buy K&N Products
 
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Re: Adding K&N filter to Zen mpfi

Stock Replacement K&N Air Filter for Zen mpfi
 

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Steps - How to install a K&N filter (others also) in car

1. Locate and Open the Filter Housing - Open hood safely, locate the air filter housing. On most of the cars, it will be in a black plastic case with metal clips on the sides. Also a black tube going into the plastic case on most cars.
 

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2. Open plastic case -Flip the metal clips downward. If they are tight use screwdriver to pop it off. Some car housings will also have a nut holding them from the top.
 

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3. Remove the Old Filter carefully and Put the New Filter in Place, make sure to put it in the same configuration as the one you removed.
 

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4. Close plastic case,Flip back the pins and That's it. DONE in 5 minutes. [thumbsup]
 

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Very nice Surfer ! K&N [thumbsup]
Not to mention your engine bay looks very clean - how old is the car ?

Avi
 
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If you want to buy a K&N filter buy it only from an authorized and trusted dealer.A fake air filter can cause serious damage to car by allowing dirt though intake.
 
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Great job there Surfer! It really helps and the pics detail it out!

Even I am contemplating putting a K&N for few days now. Will give Darshan Tyres a visit[:)]
 
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well awesome information and guide @surfer! i used to think theres only tiny improvement in performance with K&N but great to know that it greatly helped your ride. and how loud does it sounds now?? [;)]
 
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and how loud does it sounds now??
+1. Not as a head turner.But enough for feeling.
If some one really want 'THAT sound' then add Free flow exhaust.
 
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i used to think theres only tiny improvement in performance with K&N
Even I was thinking on same line.But after adding this I really feel difference.
Now a days I don't use booster button of my zen [;)]
 
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