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    Air intake on 1.8 Astra intake

    Hey.

    Right here is the time for all the silly questions, unfotunatly (well not unfortunatly for me, just for you lot) I have spent the last 3 years of car ownership with SEATS, so I know a fair bit about them. But hardly anything about the Astra's.

    I have just bought myself a shiny silver 2001 Astra Coupe Bertone, the 1.8 16v. I was thinking about either removing that great big air box and replacing it with either a cone or something like that, or just getting a good panel filter.

    Just need a bit of advice with what will work best with that engine.

    Many Thanks.

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    get a good panl filter, and de restrict the air box, theres a guide in the how-to section
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeeeshad View Post
    get a good panl filter, and de restrict the air box, theres a guide in the how-to section
    Then fit a Vectra C Diesel intake, Get them from Vauxhall NOT eBay. Should only cost you £15.

    Again there's a guide in the How To secton.

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    don't buy an aftermarket panel filter, just buy a basic bob and change it more often
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    don't buy an aftermarket panel filter, just buy a basic bob and change it more often

    what is wrong with a after market air filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdrightup View Post
    what is wrong with a after market air filter
    Some people think it doesn't make any different over a normal filter which is a load of bollocks, a performance panel filter will make a small difference, but any difference is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdrightup View Post
    what is wrong with a after market air filter
    It does the same job as a normal one but costs 10-15 times more. If you you use a paper one and bin it when it's mucky it will do the same job
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    It does the same job as a normal one but costs 10-15 times more. If you you use a paper one and bin it when it's mucky it will do the same job
    Nope, i noticed a difference when i fitted the Pipercross (foam) to the Astra and the K&N (cotton) to the Lotus Carlton.

    I'd recomend fitting a Perfmance filter over a standard one everytime.

    Cotton or foam filters better and lets more airflow over a standard paper filter. So, either of the above mentioned filters will help your engine breath easier, thus giving you more "poke"

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    I'd say that the gains are minimal if not psycological. Personal pref at the end of the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    I'd say that the gains are minimal if not psycological. Personal pref at the end of the day
    It's been proven numerious times, that that's not the case. (Psycological not Personal pref )

    Even 888 and VXRacing don't use the "Standard" Vauxhall Paper ones....



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