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    Default GSi K&N air filter

    I have been watching a K&N engine air filter on everyone's favourite auction website for at least a month. Should I take the plunge?

    If I do, will I notice any improvement? I would do the airbox mod at the same time. Is there anything else I would need to do, like disconnect the battery for 15 minutes, etc.?

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    i see no need to disconnect the battery, what engine do you have as there are other 'better' options that do not cost the earth..
    The wifes vec show car is currently being stripped for parts before i scrap it, keep an eye on the sales section.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garage_vehicle.php?do=view_vehicle&id=709




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    3.2 V6. I read on here that disconnecting the battery resets the ECU and allows it to relearn the engine with the different air filter characteristics.

    Paul
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    With panel filters you won't really notice too much of a difference.
    The airbox mod won't make too much a difference either.

    If you go for a cone filter you will get a nice deep growl out of the GSi though!

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    I went for the K&N Apollo. Cost me 160 AUD on ebay. Sounds AWESOME. I've had friends tell me it sounds like a full exhaust/V8 under acceleration. Well worth the extra dosh for a heat shielded pod.

    I hear the simota is good as well.

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    I wasn't going for performance, so I had K&N panel, read on here of you go cone then heat shielded is the way to do it if you want more than noise.

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    Cone filters are no good as they draw hot air from the engine bay and eventually wrecks the air flow meter.
    And they sound ****** awful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanv6 View Post
    Cone filters are no good as they draw hot air from the engine bay and eventually wrecks the air flow meter.
    And they sound ****** awful...
    Mate... You obviously have no idea. My heat shielded, POD CONE FILTER (EG K&N APOLLO) draws air from the same place your shielded panel filter does. Sure, un-shielded pod filters will end up reducing performance, but there is such a thing as shielded pod filters. and i've never heard of a pod filter ruining a MAF, its usually a dodgy install that gets dust or other debris on the sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    3.2 V6. I read on here that disconnecting the battery resets the ECU and allows it to relearn the engine with the different air filter characteristics.

    Paul
    Is this true ?

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