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Postby mikethatcher » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Which is the best panel filter and do they make a difference to performance :?:
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Postby BIG"E" » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:38 pm

I think they make a small difference it certainly sounds better.

I have a Green Panel filter in mine.
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Postby mikethatcher » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:03 pm

i read good reviews about green panel filters, i will buy one of them. Thanks for reply.
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Postby Cozzy 481 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:04 pm

Yeah i was told Green panel filter and having fitted it i would say for the small amount of money it costs its worth it.
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Postby huzzy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:38 am

I went for a green one last year and they are definately worth the £38. I was sceptical at first but it's surprising the noticable difference.
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Postby Gee Wr1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:37 pm

I have an sti one but they are rather expensive now and the down side is you can't clean and re use them, i won't be getting another one due to the huge price jump (50-60 now i paid 35)

The best ones i've seen it tests using a flow bench are the Do Luck panel filters available from likes of Sumo Power (main importer of Do Luck products) and they are very reasonably priced.
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Postby MaverickUK82 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:17 am

I swapped the standard one for a green one and had rolling road tests before and after (although a few months apart).

There was no BHP increase, well, there was, but it was 1bhp which could have been to do with anything.

however, looking at the graphs, before the green air filter, the power dropped away after a certin amount of revs, with the filter, it corrected it and made it a more balanced curve. I have got the graphs saved somewhere if you want to look.

After the green one was fitted, I could then hear the recirculating dump valve going off where I couldn't before.
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Postby asperformance » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:53 pm

having used various over the years - we normally supply either K&N or Green with K&N getting the nod simply down to covenience
both have similiar quality and cost
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Postby Shane » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:26 pm

Is it safe to fit a panel filter without a remap?
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Postby Gee Wr1 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:17 pm

Shane wrote:Is it safe to fit a panel filter without a remap?


Yes its quite ok for a panel filter without remap, but induction kits do need remaps.
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Postby Shane » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:16 pm

Just ordered a Green Cotton filter having been tempted reading this thread :lol:
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Postby Gee Wr1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Shane don't be expecting a big noticeable difference when you fit it, just mentioning it so your not disappointed.
But you won't need to buy another filter again you just clean and reuse the Green one when it gets mucky.
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Postby MaverickUK82 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:38 pm

How do you clean it?

Just get it out and give it a shake or something? Or is there a special spray or something?
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Postby Gee Wr1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:30 pm

You wash it then re-oil it.
You can buy filter cleaning kits that come with a spray on oil. When re-oiling it be careful not to over oil it as the oil can be draw through the filter with the air being sucked into the engine where it sticks to the hot wire of the air flow meter and causing wrong readings from the meter and your car to run like poo.
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Postby MaverickUK82 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:49 pm

Do they come pre-oiled?
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Postby Gee Wr1 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:06 am

Yes they come pre oiled but the Green ones are only lightly oiled.

The cotton filters need some oil to aid dust retention.
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Postby Shane » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:46 pm

Thanks for the tips on cleaning Gee.
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Postby MaverickUK82 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:34 pm

Might get mine out and give it a clean.

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Postby Shane » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:23 pm

Got my Green Cotton panel filter today and went for a quick drive, a bit awkward getting it into the box and getting the cover back on but the turbo seems to spool up a bit quicker now.
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Postby Loco2527 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:36 pm

i think its worth having some kind of performance panel filter as a minimum. The guy who owned my car before me had a unipart one fitted at the service just before i picked the car up. binned that immediately, as I can't imagine using shite non-performance parts does any good. K&N now for me...
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