Not a massive amount of extra power, it will make a louder induction roar when the engine is under load/accelerating.
The old placebo effect heh?Not a massive amount of extra power, it will make a louder induction roar when the engine is under load/accelerating.
Thank you Mr. Franko180 - the little pooch still scrubs up alright.On the upside your engine bay looks clean and even the VW stickers on the slam panel haven't come off yet
You'll get more benefits and better value for money just by giving it regular services.There is absolutely no verifiable evidence of any otherwise stock n/a engine benefiting from any sort of induction kit..;.......Is there no gain at all on N/A engines? I watched some stuff where turbo car loses and n/a gains slightly. Is this also the same for Pipercross viper and bmc cda kits? or just open cone?
One of these days im gonna remember to search through Niki @ R-Techs Facebook page for the proof/testing done on intake vs airbox (even just with the airbox lid open) just for you Chris :Y: :lol-lol: (Was on the R32 lump too :Y: )You'll get more benefits and better value for money just by giving it regular services.There is absolutely no verifiable evidence of any otherwise stock n/a engine benefiting from any sort of induction kit..;.......
In some cases Chris, uprated filters / induction systems have a proven gain.VW have spent untold millions getting these bits just right (and they are just right),while companies like K&N have spent a lot of money that gets people to believe that clever marketing speak will increase their BHP,when of course it never can.
They have a cold air intake anyway.I'd like to see proof of this and are willing to admit I'm wrong if it comes from a verifiable source.Yes we know that a full and proper ram air system can and does give power gains that can be felt,but any bends in the intake pipes quickly cancel out the ram air effect.I think people forget the different emissions laws worldwide, most airboxes are restricted period. The only engines where VW actually got it right are the mk4 turbo charged engines (both petrol and diesel).... the rest benefit from a proper CAI that usually add a gain of 15bhp in the mid range. This includes the R32 engines.
Just for interest I looked the cost of a K+N filter for my Golf 1.9TDI £51 for just the filter and £368 for a replacement filter kitK&N filter in the original air box can make sense if you change it regularly and are keeping the car a while over stock papers ones. Performance gains, perhaps a few in a stock box, but hardly worth it. They are a long life filter as they are cleaned rather than replaced, that's where I'll draw my line
funnily enough I've got a 1972 GT Beetle (1.6) with a factory air-box and . paper filter and that isn't filthy after a year. Similarly my Golf 5 had an air filter change at 56k just short of 4 year old (6yr VW time interval) and that wasn't filthy either I just decided to give it a full service when i bought it usedOK, that is a lot of money for a kit. My experience comes from classic beetles, K&N were about £350 at the time and worth considering vs a paper filter.
I change my air filter every time I service, around once a year or 10k miles. By which time its filthy and I'm happy paying out the £10ish for a new one. I've done three services in three years, so at that point a K&N starts to make sense if I'm thinking on keeping it for five years or so...