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Installing a K&N air filter

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:42 pm
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Well today I installed the K&N air filter in the RCZ 156.

Following this thread and the good advice given, I decided to buy the K&N filter and fit it myself (or rather the husband did :D )

Here is the process we followed along with pictures to guide you.

The box has it arrived:
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What was in the box
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Close up of labels in the box
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Instructions (sort of) and hints on fitting the K&N filter
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The location of the air filter in the engine (at the back of the engine bay)
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The 3 screws that need to be undone on the air filter casing:
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Undoing the 3 screws using a torx adapter with a spanner because of the lack of access
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Once all three screws have been undown, we also removed the screws holding the brake fluid reservoir in place and moved it slightly to the right, as its impossible to remove the air inlet pipe without doing so.

Then loosen the screw on the securing clamp on the air inlet pipe and work it free in conjunction with removing the lid from the air filter housing.
A tip is to move the air filter housing lid to the left as this aids removal and the air inlet pipe will just free itself.

Remove the old filter and put the new K&N filter into the housing
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The new air filter in place
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Now replace the lid of the air filter housing, making sure that the 3 clips at the back of the housing fit into place and at the same time connecting the air inlet pipe back up to the air filter housing and tighten the 3 screws on the front back up.

Replace the brake fluid reservoir back into position and tighten the two screws.

Now keeping the bonnet of the car up, turn on the engine and listen for any air escaping from the filter area. If you do, you need to carry out the process again and install the filter again otherwise you are now ready to go.

Job done.

Hope those of you, like me that are new to this, will find it useful :D
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:04 pm
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Excellent thread = sticky :thumbup:

Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:10 pm
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What does this filter do that the oem filter doesnt do???

Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:34 pm
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jassyo06 wrote:
What does this filter do that the oem filter doesnt do???


Have you seen this thread jassy? This explains it.
filter-t3495.html

I've only taken the car for a quick ride around the block since fitting it, will get a better feel for it tomorrow but in the short time that I drove it, it did feel a bit more perky :D
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:15 pm
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Congratulation Kerry. That can be start of your new hobby. Next stage is exhaust and remap. ;)

Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:01 am
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Kind of a stupid post - it's as simple as it can be - no need to attach an photos to do that...

Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:07 am
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tomu80 wrote:
Kind of a stupid post - it's as simple as it can be - no need to attach an photos to do that...


I disagree. I think it's a very helpful thread and the different stages are well illustrated. Thanks for going to such helpful efforts!!



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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 am
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tomu80 wrote:
Kind of a stupid post - it's as simple as it can be - no need to attach an photos to do that...



If you've never installed one before and there are probably plenty of people that haven't, then it's useful to be able to look at pictures to make things clearer for people. I would have found this helpful when coming to do mine. So I wouldn't say it's a "stupid post" :thumbdown:
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:35 am
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RCZ1 wrote:
tomu80 wrote:
Kind of a stupid post - it's as simple as it can be - no need to attach an photos to do that...



If you've never installed one before and there are probably plenty of people that haven't, then it's useful to be able to look at pictures to make things clearer for people. I would have found this helpful when coming to do mine. So I wouldn't say it's a "stupid post" :thumbdown:

Should just ignore him all his posts are twisting the photos are usefull have ordered filter of ebay and will fit when car arrives :clap: :D
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:57 am
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This is an informative thread, and so any posts that say otherwise, should be deleted :beer:

Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:48 pm
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I agree great work RCZ1 this is what forums are for.

Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:45 am
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Well done RCZ1 great work...to anyone who disagrees or thinks its a stupid post, get a life or maybe a new car...
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:06 pm
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I personally wouldnt have a clue on how to change this filter i am electrical minded not car mechanical minded so i find this very interesting :thumbup: by the your higness whats the damage for this filter ££ :-)

Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:04 pm
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tomu80 wrote:
Kind of a stupid post - it's as simple as it can be - no need to attach an photos to do that...


Well, kind of a stupid observation, don't you think?

This forum is for everyone, including those with less mechanical experience.

This ought to be a place where people can exchange ideas, experience and information without ridicule.

If it were me, I'd feel honour bound to PM the individual and offer a polite apology.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:16 pm
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Another usefull tip when doing things like this is to vacuum out the air box.

Sometimes, things like leaves get in there, so it's a good opportunity to get them out and make sure things are spick 'n span before you install your new filter.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:19 pm
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pete.garratt wrote:
Another usefull tip when doing things like this is to vacuum out the air box.

Sometimes, things like leaves get in there, so it's a good opportunity to get them out and make sure things are spick 'n span before you install your new filter.


Good point :thumbup: I cleaned mine with a soft cloth.

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I personally wouldnt have a clue on how to change this filter i am electrical minded not car mechanical minded so i find this very interesting :thumbup: by the your higness whats the damage for this filter ££ :-)


Well thank you Mr Jassy :D With P&P it was £ 65. Considering the difference in perkiness, ( the car not me ;) ) I think it's the best money I've spent for a long while.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:03 pm
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RCZ1 wrote:
pete.garratt wrote:
Another usefull tip when doing things like this is to vacuum out the air box.

Sometimes, things like leaves get in there, so it's a good opportunity to get them out and make sure things are spick 'n span before you install your new filter.


Good point :thumbup: I cleaned mine with a soft cloth.

jassyo06 wrote:
I personally wouldnt have a clue on how to change this filter i am electrical minded not car mechanical minded so i find this very interesting :thumbup: by the your higness whats the damage for this filter ££ :-)


Well thank you Mr Jassy :D With P&P it was £ 65. Considering the difference in perkiness, ( the car not me ;) ) I think it's the best money I've spent for a long while.


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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:25 pm
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I got mine for under £50 (inc. p&p) from a place in Cornwall.

PM me if you want more details.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:32 pm
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pete.garratt wrote:
I got mine for under £50 (inc. p&p) from a place in Cornwall.

PM me if you want more details.


Will do pete at the end of the week :thumbup:

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Got mine of eBay £46.99 with free p&p there are loads on offer on eBay ranging from £46 up &65 so just bought from cheapest seller all the same part number
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