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    What do you think of this Air FIlter for a 206?

    here is the image of a 1.6ltr 206:
    <img src="http://www.esscargo.com.au/assets/images/206_1.6_8v_Air_Intake_1.jpg" alt=" - " />

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    This is a K&N COne air filter fitted to a standard 1.6 litre 206. The place that installs them (EssCarGo Racing) say it gives the 1.6 litre 206 an extra 3Kw at the wheels.

    In the picture, notice how it is wedged behind the left light, and not up against the radiator, is there a reason for this? wouldn't a cold air intake be better? or would this setup be ok?
    I am thinking about doing it, it's $275 Including GST and can be fitted for free.

    Is there a better way of installing an aftermarker sports filter?
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    Is it *really* worth it for a 3.6% gain? I don't think you'd notice it at all. Get a real car with a 2L engine I say

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    I'm in the same boat as Derek.

    3kW seems like diddly squat to me. Save the money and eye a GTi180

    Heck, from what I can gather, an Aussiefrogs sticker will probably have more performance potential than that

    Pity you don't have the 16V motor, it's quite a bit better, not that much slower than the 2.0.

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    BTW,

    Is it true that these K&N filters have greater air flow at the expense of filtration quality?

    That's one of the claims I've been reading on other forums.

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    DeKa:
    Is it *really* worth it for a 3.6% gain? I don't think you'd notice it at all. Get a real car with a 2L engine I say
    It'll sound a bit better but Deka is right nothing beats cc's.

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    yeah true,

    I may just save up at and wait in line for the 206 180
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    You are assuming there is anything wrong with the standard setup.

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    It'll sound a bit better but Deka is right nothing beats cc's.

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    I've heard that those pods on most NA cars espicially smaller engine cars are of no real difference to a panel filter.

    I just got a K&N panel filter on my 306 only cost me $119, notice a very little difference but a nice sound at high revs.Basically i took the view that eventually the panel filter will pay for itself due it never needing to be changed.

    As for the new 206 option, thats definetly the way to go. head_ban

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    if you put a pod you have to do cold air intake,i have a 306 i got the k&n element, i think is better because i`m always get cold air in the motor,
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    jfn306:
    if you put a pod you have to do cold air intake,i have a 306 i got the k&n element, i think is better because i`m always get cold air in the motor,
    Except when you're behind on of those landcruisers

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    I had one of those on my R19 you dont really notice the difference, I had an auto so would never had noticed any difference anyway...lol..

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    To answer the other part of the question putting the air intake away from heat helps the the air density hot air=less dense air = less power.
    Have alook at a 205 pug the whole filter is baked on to of the exhaust system.
    I have KN filter on my 205 the only thing it does do is sound nice but the interesting thing is the Microteck Tuning hand piece has a temp read out and there is a definate difference in the intake temp because of the pick up location which get cold air from below the headlight. in fact it can be lower than ambient till you get stuck in traffic and heat soaks but as soon as you get going it drops rapidly.
    There is aformula for temp v HP something like
    1 HP per 10 degrees I think.
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    Are the N3 306 1.8s the ones with the air filter on top of the engine?

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    Are the N3 306 1.8s the ones with the air filter on top of the engine?
    Yeah its on top in the black box.
    Speaking of the stock air panel filter in 306 1.8s, a brick would have better airflow than that stock one!

    Is there a reason for this or do peugeots filter suppliers think everyone lives in north africa?

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    Well it seems a lot of old Peugeots go to heaven in North Africa Witness all the old ones there or going there.

    I just thought it seemed a bit of a silly place to put an airfilter? Are they trying to heat up the air on purpose or something?

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    When combined with a free flowing exhaust (ie;- a larger bore) then you could probably expect to gain around 5 - 10BHP over standard, on it's own it will probably give you 3 - 5BHP.

    They sound so much better than the standard air box which is somewhat restrictive.

    I run a Pipercross on my engine & above 3000rpm there is a REAL change in the sound of the engine!!
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    Air Filter? What's that? LOL

    On a 1.8 8V 306 engine with the stock airbox on the top, what would be better? A replacement panel filter or a new custom pipe with pod filter? Does the air get hot going over the engine like that?

    I'm wondering because I can get a BMC panel filter or the piping+pod for around the same price and wondered which one would give me more cold air?
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