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    induction kit on an 8v?

    Hey all,

    When ever looking for an induction kit, they are always stating it's for 16v engines.

    Can an induction kit be installed on an 8v and will it cause problems?

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    Your probably better off performing the derestricted air box and veccy C intake pipe mods found in the how to section.

    They are also alot cheaper
    Yet another p0100 and p0110, fault code sufferer with the X18XE1

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    looks like I'm gonna have to buy a new air box as well, the cars on the tick, so I can't do anything to it that can't be easily put back.

    Also, are the K&N panel filters any good? I'm after a bit of throat as well, which I think these wont provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blistz
    Your probably better off performing the derestricted air box and veccy C intake pipe mods found in the how to section.

    They are also alot cheaper
    Not necessarily - The 8valvers run a lot less hotter than the 16v variants and therefore are ideal candidates for induction kits. They also sound great too.

    I have an ind kit on mine (albeit a custom built one) sounds like a scooby and goes like stink.

    Obviously each to their own but if u want an ind. kit then all it is - is a cone filter and a few hoses (if u buy an off the shelf one) so just check diameters of pipes etc and u could easily make a 16v one fit.

    Personally I would advise just getting a universal cone filter (u get reducers with it so it can fit ur existing pipework) and make ur own cold air feed or even use a veccy c air intake - it may be a good idea to make a little heatshield too just incase there's a little heatsoak in the engine bay.

    Good luck and let us know how u get on.

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    You'll be fine with an induction kit on a 8v - there is plenty of room for airflow under the bonnet and they don't generate (and retain) as much heat as the physically bigger 16v engines, so heatsoak isn't that much of a problem. just make sure oyu get a good clod air feed to the filter tho.

    What ever you decide, get a decent make of filter

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    I Will shut up then

    *Runs off with his tail between his legs*

    Doh!
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    lol. No all responses are valid.

    I need a solution that will help the car with acceleration, even a tiny bit and a nice throaty sound.

    I had a K&N on my old Mini (old style) and with a dual bore (or boar lol) stainless exhaust (straight through). Sounded extremely nice, although not suitable for a family.

    Not looking to spend loads, but a decent K&N or Pipercross wouldn't go amiss, especially when I have the money.

    Never fitted one my self before, as the mini already had one in, so it should be fun.

    Cheers

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    I have an induction on mine, and it sounds nice and throaty.

    whats all this talk of the intake though.

    where is my intake supposed to go to?

    i dont have a veccy c one, but the original is still under the bonnet, its just kinda there, not attached to anything, as well, the cone has nowhere to put it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith
    I have an induction on mine, and it sounds nice and throaty.

    whats all this talk of the intake though.

    where is my intake supposed to go to?

    i dont have a veccy c one, but the original is still under the bonnet, its just kinda there, not attached to anything, as well, the cone has nowhere to put it to.
    by intake we mean the plastic air intake located under the slam panel - i take it u still have the original miniscule astra one - a popular mod is the vectra c mod (part numbers in the how to) (or do a search for veccy c) this will approx double the air reaching the filter. Personally Im in the process of making a bigger intake but this is top secret at the mo! Piccys to follow.

    So best off getting ur self a Veccy C air intake then making the most (or at least a little better) of the induction system already in use.

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    your a local bandit, where abouts the grand north east are you?

    Also, did you buy your parts local and how much am I looking to spend?

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