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Old 31 Aug 2005, 08:53 am
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Default K&N on 01 Civic experience

Friends,

I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX (with
5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg has increased
about 25 to 33%. Previously, I was getting about 36mpg, now is about 40mpg.
The only thing I don't like is that the kit is way overpriced.

Has anyone else experience this?


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Old 31 Aug 2005, 08:54 am
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"t" <vidyang@verizon.net> wrote in news:dDiRe.12077$qg2.9171@trnddc05:

> Friends,
>
> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX
> (with 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg
> has increased about 25 to 33%.




Yeah, right.

Show me your raw numbers.


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Old 31 Aug 2005, 09:30 am
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

I dont buy it. You have fallen for aftermarket air filter propaganda. Read
the air filter test results and see how much more dirt they allow into the
engine. You must like the noise it makes.

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Old 31 Aug 2005, 09:34 am
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

I look to see the total number of miles driven since the last fill up
divided by the number of gallons I put in to fill the tank up again.


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> "t" <vidyang@verizon.net> wrote in news:dDiRe.12077$qg2.9171@trnddc05:
>
>> Friends,
>>
>> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX
>> (with 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg
>> has increased about 25 to 33%.

>
>
>
> Yeah, right.
>
> Show me your raw numbers.
>
>
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Old 31 Aug 2005, 09:39 am
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

why do you k&n people publish such lies?
the stock heated air filtration system provides more than adequate air flow
and the warmed air aids in fuel vaporation.

"t" <vidyang@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Friends,
>
> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX

(with
> 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg has

increased
> about 25 to 33%. Previously, I was getting about 36mpg, now is about

40mpg.
> The only thing I don't like is that the kit is way overpriced.
>
> Has anyone else experience this?
>
>



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Old 31 Aug 2005, 11:06 am
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

I installed a drop in K&N on my 98 civic at about 80000kms. I'm now at
229000kms with the same filter. I noticed the following differences:

1. My car sounded different, i like the sound but whatever
2. better throttle reponse
3. marginal power improvement
4. marginal but noticeable fuel economy gain

I have put a factory filter in since, just to see if i was delusional. the
differences above are actual changes. Now whether the extra dirt that gets
in the motor (according to the reports tegger showed us) is worth all this,
is questionable.

So far, my car has lasted and performed above my expectations. There may be
more wear, but I can't tell. In my mind, I like the idea of not having to
throw out the air filter. Instead I clean and oil it about every 50000kms.

I may switch back to OEM yet if I see more reports like that.
t

TeGGeR® wrote:
>> Friends,
>>
>> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX
>> (with 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg
>> has increased about 25 to 33%.

>
>Yeah, right.
>
>Show me your raw numbers.
>



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Old 31 Aug 2005, 02:31 pm
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

> 1. My car sounded different, i like the sound but whatever
I notice a difference in sound too, but only when the windows and roof are
closed, radio off and inside air vents closed which is not very often.

> 2. better throttle reponse

Agree

> 3. marginal power improvement

Agree, but only when engine is warm. When engine is cold, power is reduced.

> 4. marginal but noticeable fuel economy gain

I noticed a big gain. Perhaps my feul gauge is bad.

"T L via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote in message
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>I installed a drop in K&N on my 98 civic at about 80000kms. I'm now at
> 229000kms with the same filter. I noticed the following differences:
>
> 1. My car sounded different, i like the sound but whatever
> 2. better throttle reponse
> 3. marginal power improvement
> 4. marginal but noticeable fuel economy gain
>
> I have put a factory filter in since, just to see if i was delusional.
> the
> differences above are actual changes. Now whether the extra dirt that
> gets
> in the motor (according to the reports tegger showed us) is worth all
> this,
> is questionable.
>
> So far, my car has lasted and performed above my expectations. There may
> be
> more wear, but I can't tell. In my mind, I like the idea of not having to
> throw out the air filter. Instead I clean and oil it about every
> 50000kms.
>
> I may switch back to OEM yet if I see more reports like that.
> t
>
> TeGGeR® wrote:
>>> Friends,
>>>
>>> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX
>>> (with 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg
>>> has increased about 25 to 33%.

>>
>>Yeah, right.
>>
>>Show me your raw numbers.
>>

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Old 31 Aug 2005, 02:33 pm
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

> why do you k&n people publish such lies?
Is it a lie, when one discusses their own observation? Isn't this a
discussion board where we contribute our ideas and experiences. You're a
prude.


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> why do you k&n people publish such lies?
> the stock heated air filtration system provides more than adequate air
> flow
> and the warmed air aids in fuel vaporation.
>
> "t" <vidyang@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:dDiRe.12077$qg2.9171@trnddc05...
>> Friends,
>>
>> I've recently installed a K&N cold air intake system on my 01 Civic EX

> (with
>> 5 spd) and can't believe the increase in feul economy. My mpg has

> increased
>> about 25 to 33%. Previously, I was getting about 36mpg, now is about

> 40mpg.
>> The only thing I don't like is that the kit is way overpriced.
>>
>> Has anyone else experience this?
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 31 Aug 2005, 02:58 pm
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Default Re: K&N on 01 Civic experience

Fuel economy needs to be tracked over several tanks of gas. Also, different
gas pumps at the station will fill to different levels. Sometimes they leave
alot of room at the top of the tank, others fill it til it gushes out of the
filler neck. best way to measure is to drive a certain number of kms, and
fill up til the first click or so. And use the same pump at the same gas
station.

t

t wrote:
>> 1. My car sounded different, i like the sound but whatever

>I notice a difference in sound too, but only when the windows and roof are
>closed, radio off and inside air vents closed which is not very often.
>
>> 2. better throttle reponse

>Agree
>
>> 3. marginal power improvement

>Agree, but only when engine is warm. When engine is cold, power is reduced.
>
>> 4. marginal but noticeable fuel economy gain

>I noticed a big gain. Perhaps my feul gauge is bad.
>
>>I installed a drop in K&N on my 98 civic at about 80000kms. I'm now at
>> 229000kms with the same filter. I noticed the following differences:

>[quoted text clipped - 30 lines]
>>>
>>>Show me your raw numbers.



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Old 31 Aug 2005, 02:59 pm
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My car makes a cool whistling noise at about 4800 rpms with the K&N. It
makes it sound like I have a turbo. hee hee.

t wrote:
>> 1. My car sounded different, i like the sound but whatever

>I notice a difference in sound too, but only when the windows and roof are
>closed, radio off and inside air vents closed which is not very often.
>
>> 2. better throttle reponse

>Agree
>
>> 3. marginal power improvement

>Agree, but only when engine is warm. When engine is cold, power is reduced.
>
>> 4. marginal but noticeable fuel economy gain

>I noticed a big gain. Perhaps my feul gauge is bad.
>
>>I installed a drop in K&N on my 98 civic at about 80000kms. I'm now at
>> 229000kms with the same filter. I noticed the following differences:

>[quoted text clipped - 30 lines]
>>>
>>>Show me your raw numbers.



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