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Offline dhtwig1991

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induction kits
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:44:10 pm »
looking for a tmc induction kit as i hear they are the business, but tmc don't sell them anymore. Is there a decent alternative?
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    Offline matt owens

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 09:19:48 am »
    I personally wouldn't bother with an induction kit, fitted the Forge one to my AGP and eventually replaced with the standard airbox, the Forge one didn't fit properly and required constant adjustment and tightening up. It did make quite a unique noise, but you would probably get better performance results with a panel filter.
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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 06:39:19 pm »
    took me a while to get my hands on a tmc induction kit as they dont make them any more, id recomend puting an advert in classfieds and hopefully you can get your self one as thats what i did and so glad i did. tmc do fit perfectly so i wont worry about it not fitting.
    good luck hope you get one as they sound ace.  :thumb: :thumb: ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 10:37:09 am »
    I have fitted a BMC straight replacement panel filter into the air box, not a lover of induction kits as if they aren't placed correctly they absorb warm air from the engine bay and actually slow performance down because warm air is denser than cold air.

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 10:43:30 am »
    The cold air feed = better performance has been found on many occasions to be complete nonsense and nothing but a myth so wouldn't bother running a cold air feed to a filter  :whistle:

    But in the cases I have seen a induction kit has resulted in 2-5 bhp losses in power, stick to the standard airbox and put a BMC filter in it to allow more air through  :thumb:
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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 07:08:53 pm »
    Thats what i have done even if i don't get much gains at least it won't need cleaning for 30-40k  :D

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 08:53:54 am »
    Csr, I would suggest doing it every 12 months to fit in with your service routine, just my own logic!

    When I got my used SS and opened up the filter after 3 years and 30k miles it was very dirty and clogged!
    Was clear it had never been cleanedwith a BMC/K&N kit when I feel it should have, being that a replacement filter is the norm every 12 months  :thumbd:

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 08:59:37 am »
    I don't know if it is because I live in a rural area, but I clean our BMC filters every 6000 miles. Judging by the amount of muck that comes out of them, I would want them as clean as possible especially as they are not very big.

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 01:50:53 pm »
    Csr, I would suggest doing it every 12 months to fit in with your service routine, just my own logic!

    When I got my used SS and opened up the filter after 3 years and 30k miles it was very dirty and clogged!
    Was clear it had never been cleanedwith a BMC/K&N kit when I feel it should have, being that a replacement filter is the norm every 12 months  :thumbd:

    Thats good to know i'm presuming i will need to re-oil the element once its washed out?

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #9 on: April 16, 2015, 02:42:24 pm »
    Yep correct, I already did mines with the BMC regeneration kit which worked fine but did some research and it works out cheaper to get the K&N regeneration kit which actually comes with aerosol cans instead of squeeze bottles in the BMC.

    The aerosol cans make it easier to apply the cleaning solution and then re-oiling the filter is a breeze, just a light spray over both sides of the pleats. With the squeeze bottle of the BMC I had to run it along each individual pleat twice and be very careful to apply a very thin stream as too much oil can damage the air manifold sensor and throw up warning signs on the dash, like most things less is always better, it is the same with this  :thumb:

    All else fails there are a few video tutorials for doing the air filter, one in particular is very good using the K&N kit from an american guy  :thumb:
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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #10 on: April 16, 2015, 04:54:36 pm »
    Yep correct, I already did mines with the BMC regeneration kit which worked fine but did some research and it works out cheaper to get the K&N regeneration kit which actually comes with aerosol cans instead of squeeze bottles in the BMC.

    The aerosol cans make it easier to apply the cleaning solution and then re-oiling the filter is a breeze, just a light spray over both sides of the pleats. With the squeeze bottle of the BMC I had to run it along each individual pleat twice and be very careful to apply a very thin stream as too much oil can damage the air manifold sensor and throw up warning signs on the dash, like most things less is always better, it is the same with this  :thumb:

    All else fails there are a few video tutorials for doing the air filter, one in particular is very good using the K&N kit from an american guy  :thumb:

    Cheers, i will put the k&n cleaning kit on my watch list  :thumb:

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    Re: induction kits
    « Reply #11 on: June 21, 2015, 04:48:49 pm »
    I've got a K&N on mine. £95 inc p&p. Sounds the nuts.