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: K&N air filter

17th May 2002, 01:02 PM
will I get a performance gain with a K&N air filter element? The one that just replaces the stock air filter, on my 8v 900i non Turbo.

17th May 2002, 01:14 PM
You might, but don't expect to be able to feel it!

17th May 2002, 01:18 PM
I fitted one to my N/A 900 Convertible 16v. The only difference I found was more noise when accelerating hard and slightly better throttle response at motorway speeds.


17th May 2002, 01:19 PM
ok cheers, what about MPG?

17th May 2002, 01:45 PM
Haven't measured the fuel consumption, but haven't noticed any improvement. The biggest advantage of having a K&N or JR filter (simular but cheaper) is that you will never have to buy an air filter again!


1984 900T16S
1991 900i 16V Convertible

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Johann F
17th May 2002, 02:01 PM
Not really worth it unless you have done other engine mods and are pushing out quite a bit more than stock power. I would'nt expect to see any improvement in mpg - they are only effective at high airflow conditions when you are guzzeling fuel anyway.

17th May 2002, 02:23 PM
ok, can I fit an induction kit to my 1990 non-Turbo 900i 8v?

Janne Selinummi
18th May 2002, 02:01 PM
There isn't an intake kit available for the 8V c900. You can make one yourself, but be careful not to do a "ram air" setup - this won't work well with the Bosch CIS that the 8-valvers have.

One plus with a K&amp;N filter is that you'll never need a new filter, as its washable and can thus be re-used over and over again.

20th May 2002, 03:56 AM
Hi, ordered an element. I have a few other mods, such as the ECOTECH. all my little mods hopefully will give the filter something to work with. Also when i upgrade, i can use it again. Will let know, if there is any gain.