Any Precaution Before Putting K&N Filters?


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hey guys,,
am planning to put a K&N stock replacement air filter in my Alto.
I read somewhere that the increased air flow can upset the MAP setting and the sensors. so do i need to do any kinda tune up before installing it?[confused]
plzz help..
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Re: before putting K&N?

Hi mumbaikar,

No tune up would be required for installing K&N stock filter. I have been using the same for more than 2 years now without any problems. Replacement of a stock filter is just a few seconds job.
 
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well i have also never heard about tuning needed for changing filter..go for it buddy but install from professional installer only!!
 

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What is the famous "K&N filter" which everyone talks about so much ? And what is the Petes tuning box ? are they of any use ? do they increase performance/initial pick-up/speed? do they lower fuel-efficiency of the car? Any other pros & cons ?
Have been hearing abt these things a lot but always wondered what these "special" things are ! [thinking]
 

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What is the famous "K&N filter" which everyone talks about so much ? And what is the Petes tuning box ? are they of any use ? do they increase performance/initial pick-up/speed? do they lower fuel-efficiency of the car? Any other pros & cons ?
Have been hearing abt these things a lot but always wondered what these "special" things are ! [thinking]
There is more to air intakes than it meets the eye. Just replacing the filter element with a so called 'performance filter' will gain little to nothing.

A lot of people make the mistake to rave about the replacement filter after swapping it with a clogged up paper element.

You can get quite a bit more out of the engine with a dedicated air intake revision. On dedicated revisions we have measured on turbo Diesels up to 5% peak power and up to 35% more low end torque. On petrol application we have measured up to 11% peak power improvement and low end tor in some applications increased by over 40%.

A properly designed air intake revision will improve fuel efficiency. A recent long term test I have made in Ahmedabad with my own development showed on the Linea T-Jet 8% lower fuel consumption.

Tuning boxes are only of some use on turbo Diesel engines. On turbo petrols they are questionable and on normally aspirated engines are an absolute waste of time.
 
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