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 Post subject: cone filter
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:52 am 
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i have a extra k#n cone filter that came off a car that i sold and was going to try to put it on my metro, where is the best place to put it at. i have the most room on the drivers side but that would be a long stretch of tube to route it over that far. Any body have pictures or suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:39 pm 
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Although this is a turbo, it seems to be the most common location. People use additional piping to do it, check the photo gallery for some examples and ideas.

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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:40 pm 
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I agree. Only issue i found was the filter with an adapter was too long and pressed against the headlight wiring so i modded mine a bit so it mounted against the MAF flange. I used an AEM filter since I got it free but it is basically the same as the K&N i have floating around (except the K&N has chrome plated ends).
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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:31 am 
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You may try to borrow the intake rubber pipe from a baleno, its smaller in length and will easily accomodate the filter without messing with the headlight wiring.

If you want better performance, add a heat shield between the filter and engine. So the filter pulls air from the head light area and not under the hood where temps are pretty high. Also close the firewall hole - coz thats the place thats above the wheel and gets most dirt and clogs the filter faster.

Have done it to my car, will soon post the pix for you.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.


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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:03 pm 
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fitsandy wrote:
You may try to borrow the intake rubber pipe from a baleno, its smaller in length and will easily accomodate the filter without messing with the headlight wiring.

If you want better performance, add a heat shield between the filter and engine. So the filter pulls air from the head light area and not under the hood where temps are pretty high. Also close the firewall hole - coz thats the place thats above the wheel and gets most dirt and clogs the filter faster.

Have done it to my car, will soon post the pix for you.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.


Unfortunately, Balenos were not imported to NA, so it would be cheaper to build something from scratch.

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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:30 pm 
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yes they were..., just under a different name

Baleno = Esteem

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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:00 pm 
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crnolic wrote:
yes they were..., just under a different name

Baleno = Esteem



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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:13 am 
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i will courier you the part if you want. Much cheaper here compared to US including transport.

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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:17 am 
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the problem with putting it on the left side of the motor is that the a/c line runs right by the timing belt cover, giving me little room. I looked in the galleries and found a picture of a 1.0 metro that had one hooked up on the left side, but it did not have a/c, here in Texas a/c is a must.


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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:06 am 
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@ greenmachine can you please post a Pic of your engine bay so that we can check the layout.

By the way you are timing at what : cai or hai/wai ?

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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:50 am 
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went to oreileys and got a 90 degree tube and with a little luck it fit on the passanger side under the ac line,not the best looking set up but it works, now to see if i can get a little better fuel milage.


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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:38 pm 
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The Baleno GTi would have been cool here.


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 Post subject: Re: cone filter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:28 pm 
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I've been trying to put on a cone filter on the 87 sprint turbo (with AC). I managed to squeeze it in, although I will need to find a better solution on the long run. The filter seems too close to the engine so all it will be sucking up is hot air. I also noticed many people invert their MAF so the waffle side is on the bottom. Not sure if this helps in terms of fitting, or if it is just better.

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