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hongman
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2nd Dec 04 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I am looking to buy a bolt on air filter for my Corsa, but I cant find one!! I tried all the popular makes, K&N, Greenstuf, etc etc.

Does anyone know where I can get one? I have been told that I may be able to 'make' a Nova K&N Bolt On fit, but I'd rather not do that...

Thanks

PS its a 1996 Corsa B
mwg
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drill your airbox and put a K&N filter element in it
PaulW
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Bolt on... you mean go over the inlet??

guessing then you either have a 1ltr, 1.2 or 1.4 8v with the black box in the middle??

tbh just do like corsa_boy69 says, would be better & if you did do a bolt-on, i reckon it would look crap & also affect the performance quite a bit
hongman
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Thanks. Drilling the airbox...literally take a drill to it and drill loadsa holes? How many are we talking here? I.E 1 hole every few inches?

How much performance would I gain from that, obviously not expecting stupid bhp gains but it should make it a bit 'perkier', yes?

Its a 1.2 8v with twin exit on the left.

And Yes, I meant bolt on as in over the inlet.

Also, if I drilled the airbox...would it pay to get a spare one for time like MOT, etc? Or dont they care?

Thanks peeps
PaulW
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2nd Dec 04 at 09:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

underside of the airbox on the left if facing the car is a small panel which unclips - its like a baffle-thing, quietens the engine down - remove that & will be just as good as drilling

and no, you wont need another box for MOT time
PaulW
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you'll probably see about 0.000001bhp improvement tbh on the 1.2...

but it 'might' help throttle response slightly
Rileysport
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Joff hasnt commented yet


so i'll do it for him: pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross





Richie
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joff: fooooooaoaaaaaaaam gooooooooooooood cotttonnnnn gauuuzzzze shiiiiiiiiiiiiite
hongman
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Yeah, I knew I wasnt gonna see much improvement. I think i'm gonna go with removing that baffle, and then see what diff it makes before drilling the airbox.

Thanks all
James_DT
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Yes, on any small engined car running an AMM it's going to make piss all difference.
MJ
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Get a bmc carbon airbox like mine if u can one cheep. i have tried standard, standard with k&n and Drilled airbox with K&N and the bmc is the best so far

hongman
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how much difference has it made? is yours the 8v 1.2?
topshot_2k
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buy my piperX induction kit, costs 70ish new but mines going for 30 posted. bargain
MJ
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yer its a 1.2 8v. i has made it rev easyer and a bit more pull. also no flat spots
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joff is away from his computer today, hence no abuse towards k an n
Rileysport
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peace and quiet then
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induction kit in my experience = flat spots
hongman
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Yeah, the reason I even started thinking about this is that I have a flat spot in first...really annoying.
Joff
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa_boy69
drill your airbox and put a K&N filter element in it


No you eedjit - cotton gauze filters clog up too quickly. You might as well use a piece of cardboard as a filter.

Fit a decent foam filter instead.
Joff
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quote:
Originally posted by SRi-Co
Joff hasnt commented yet


so i'll do it for him: pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross pipercross








I wasn't here. I was driving.
Joff
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quote:
Originally posted by Richie
joff: fooooooaoaaaaaaaam gooooooooooooood cotttonnnnn gauuuzzzze shiiiiiiiiiiiiite


Hey, aint dat da truth
Joff
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quote:
Originally posted by broster
joff is away from his computer today, hence no abuse towards k an n


I am back, abuse has started - not just K&N tbh, all cotton-gauze filters are culprits
hongman
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Just outta curiosity, what would be the best mod to get for this corsa? Nothing will make a decent bhp gain I know but...what would you choose if u had to choose one thing?
Joff
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Eibach lowering springs.
hongman
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Its already been lowered 35mm, full bodykit, zorst, 17" Alloys, tints, M3 Mirrors, etc etc. Exterior looks bling but the engine is slow as camels. I should have said 'Engine Mods'...

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