[Biturbos4] First of my own wrenching of my '01 S4
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 11 01:17:31 EST 2004
Really? Interesting, didn't know that, now I do. Seat-of-the-pants feel can be deceiving, throttle response is one of those thing. A K&N _may_ improve it somewhat, but like you said I seriously doubt it can add any hp. In which case, I'd feel better keeping the intake stock.
----- Original Message -----
From: j y <jimnetpa at yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:54 pm
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] First of my own wrenching of my '01 S4
> Well..Porsche turbos come from the FACTORY with the K&N set-up. I
> guess they aren't worried about TOO much dirt with more air.
> Quincy Chiang <b5quattro at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I had a K&N panel filter in my '90 CoupeQ, initially I though the
> intake sound got louder (pretty cool), but no performance gain I
> could really feel. When it's time to clean and re-oil it, I found
> out that improper oiling (ie. too much) can kill the MAF, plus I
> read a few independent studies that K&N doesn't flow much more
> than a stock paper filter, and its filtering performance gets much
> worse than stock, so I went back to a oem. Lo and behold, I felt
> zero performance difference after the switch, and it even sounded
> the same as before! Base on that experience, I'd say keep using
> stock filters. In addition, if you let more air through, you have
> to let more dirt in at the same time, and more dirt = bad for engine.
> '01.5 S4
> '90 CoupeQ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Single Malt
> Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2004 8:37 pm
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] First of my own wrenching of my '01 S4
> > Well, the $42 is already sunk ... the question now becomes:
> > I toss it
> > and save the MAF? Is the risk that high? Using the reasoning
> > that there is no
> > gain and two risks (dirt and oil), it would seem the $42 bucks
> > a cheap
> > mistake that is easily corrected.
> > Now, with all that said ... in my neck of the woods $42 might
> > a nice dinner
> > ... but a *very* nice dinner is going to top $100 ... make it
> > if you want
> > wine ... $200 if the wine is *very* nice too!
> > -steve
> > --- Ti Kan wrote:
> > > If I were you, I'd keep the $42 for a very nice dinner rather than
> > > waste it on something that might buy me nothing except
> > trouble> down the line.
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