Air filter change

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CT67
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Air filter change

Post by CT67 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:57 am

How easy is it to change the air filter on the 1.0 TSI? I'm looking to install a re-useable K&N (like I have on previous cars) and, whilst I've only had a quick look under the bonnet, it looks like you have to completely take apart the air box incl. the breather pipe. Is this right? I'm hoping there's an easier way as the bolts seem to be underneath the box and not very accessible.
1.0 SE in White - collected 24/4/2018 :D


deftonkorn
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Re: Air filter change

Post by deftonkorn » Thu May 17, 2018 10:06 am

Is a commune thing on VW SUV, the same as Tiguan, just a few philips screws to take the cover, part of the induction piping, and disconnect the AFS (Air Flow Sensor).

Anyone try a external air filter for the Roc? I was wandering if you are able to listen a little of induction noise at least, not any performance though...


adam11
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Re: Air filter change

Post by adam11 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:26 pm

Just a bit of advice here if I may - washable air filters in general, including K&N will never improve engine performance. You have to clean it regularly and no matter how carefully you wash it it'll never have the specs of a new, clean air filter.
Original VW air filter costs about 10-20eur and are to be changed yearly so I can't see a real benefit here. Only adds more hassle to the owner and the engine too.
K&N have a great marketing strategy though.


deftonkorn
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Re: Air filter change

Post by deftonkorn » Mon May 21, 2018 6:49 am

adam11 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Just a bit of advice here if I may - washable air filters in general, including K&N will never improve engine performance. You have to clean it regularly and no matter how carefully you wash it it'll never have the specs of a new, clean air filter.
Original VW air filter costs about 10-20eur and are to be changed yearly so I can't see a real benefit here. Only adds more hassle to the owner and the engine too.
K&N have a great marketing strategy though.
Totally Agree with you, I use to have a Green filter on my firs car, just for induction noise, and a K&N on the last ones, also for the induction noises, but never feel a increase of performance, and as you say it add the down side that you have to wait the filter to dry every time you clean it.


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