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    Panel Filter Replacement

    Hi

    Can any1 give me there advice on what the best performace panel filter i should put into a:

    1.6 SXI 16V Twinport?

    Many Thanks in Advance

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    You will unlikely gain anything power wise through the different panel filters alone but people now steer clear of the K&N's as they are oiled and have been known to foul you AFM meter causing grief.

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    Personally Id say save your money and just replace your standard filter on a regular basis as your not going to see any great gains on a 1.6

    If your dead set for getting a replacement filter then Id go with a Pipercross foam filter from the likes of Courtenay.

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    As Dave says, just replace the standard paper filter every 6 months.
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    I just got a courtenay sport filter which is a rebranded pipercross, you dont soak it in oil either just the coarse side

    it was £24
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    Ok - Thanks for the help

    I have removed the pipes within the airbox, i was told that doing that and adding a performance panel filter would improve the performance ?

    Thanks

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    i have done the same mate! dont seem to have much difference ?!
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    Gives you more of and induction roar really, when you get a vectra C intake pipe going to the induction box
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    ive got a k&n and ive had no probs
    can be got quite cheap on ebay
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