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    Hi All, anyone fitted a K&N induction kit 57i to their Vectra? Was looking at them on ebay earlier. Any reccommendations/opinions welcome.

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    if you do buy one make sure you get a heat sheild and a cold air feed kit or you will be pulling warm air in from the engine bay..

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    Yep, the modern ecotecs dont like the open filters mate. Worst affected seam to be the petrol's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Yep, the modern ecotecs dont like the open filters mate. Worst affected seam to be the petrol's.

    Cheers for the info Rushy mate, what about a panel filter? are they worth the money?

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    well worth the money or splash out on an enclosed system

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    Yep, if your wanting aftermarket a K&N panel is the way to go TBH. The only down side is keeping it clean and not over oiling it as it can mess with the MAF is too much oil is applied. If your after a stronger inlet noise then an enclosed filter like the piper viper, K&N apollo and the like will keep it cool and give you the noise. But there expensive and the routing of the pipework can in fact work against it as there are usually too many bends. So on the whole, for price and performance the panel is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Yep, if your wanting aftermarket a K&N panel is the way to go TBH. The only down side is keeping it clean and not over oiling it as it can mess with the MAF is too much oil is applied. If your after a stronger inlet noise then an enclosed filter like the piper viper, K&N apollo and the like will keep it cool and give you the noise. But there expensive and the routing of the pipework can in fact work against it as there are usually too many bends. So on the whole, for price and performance the panel is the best.

    Thanks for the advice guys, will start looking.

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    Can anyone get me a link to a site that would sell one od these appollo filters, the ones that arent panels. For a 2.0 DTI 2001/2002, please?

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    fitted that system to my motor ..but thinking about going to try K&N panel filter to see it the performance is the same


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    what about the new 57s - it comes with its own airbox.

    see the link - http://www.knfilters.co.uk/57s_airbox.htm

    sorry - doesn't look like they do ours yet....
    Last edited by david.aka.judas; 2nd September 2009 at 07:54.

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