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My apologies if this has been said elsewhere before. I´m just so excited that I beat the system :D

I know that on many peoples profiles they have a K&N filter listed in their upgrades. However, I don´t know if its for the stock airbox or not. So, if you want one for your stock airbox, here´s a story for you.

Not being an overly crazy tuner, I though that investing in a K&N would be a relatively simple thing to do for me to get a bit more ´pep´ from my 1.9 .

*&%[email protected]!**# :evil: was one of the few things running through my head when I discoverd, and was told that K&N does not list a filter for the 1.9 Escort. Why??, ....Why??? :cry:

To make a long story short, it was discovered that the airfilter for my 94 1.9 Escort is the same size as my Dads 2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0 . Better yet, K&N lists a filter for the Caravan. So, off to Canadian Tire I go to get the filter. Better yet, when I put it in my scort, it fits! :lol:

I´ve only been driving with it in for a little while, but I noticed the improvements. It seems to have more low end ´grunt´ to it, and a stronger pull throughout the power band. It also runs extremely smooth when cruising along. The better milage claim will come in handy as well with all the summer driving I will be doing.

More ´pep´ is always nice, because there is a severe lack of it with the auto tranny.

And thats how I beat the system :p

Matt 8)

*please disregard this notice if you already have a K&N in you stock airbox*
 

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Great story, I´m sure that´ll help anyone with a 1.9 out. I like your little disclaimer too ;-) I´ve been thinking about gettin a K&N Filter for my stock airbox on my 1.8 and just drilling out some of the bottom end of the filter box, which will allow more air into it, without bogging the low end down like I´ve heard cone filters do. :p
 

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I put a K&N FIPK in my 1.8L GT and it was the same in the low end torque (really shitty), was a little louder overall, and definetly had a better top end, which is where I usually run it. Shit, that thing pulls even over 6100rpm. On top of that, when I´m revving my engine, it has this fantastic sucking sound like someone blowing through a straw, only louder, and it really kicks ass. Throttle response is better and the whole accelerator feels like it has better control and is just snappier.

What they tell you about different filters for different cars is bullshit. I bought mine to be used specifically for my car,and I could have purchased ANY filter and made it fit. So don´t worry about stressing to get the exact perfect filter. Just make sure they´re around the same shape/size and have a similar diameter opening.

Well, the 1.9L sucks at high rpm, at least stock it does... that poor engine just totally loses power over 4700rpm.. it´s like it hits a power wall. Stops pulling altogether, just revvs to a whiny weedwhacker sound. Yeah, I´m definetly glad I made the switch to the 1.8L. What a difference.

Congrats on the install. Helping probably the biggest weakness of the 1.9.
 

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01-05-2003 at 21:52, 95EsortSittinLo wrote:
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Took me a couple hours cause I had to take everything out on the right side of the engine bay, drill/rustproof new mounts, modify the RX-7 VAF, change a/f ratios, take the radiator coolant overflow tank and move it to the engine side of the "divider" in the front right side of the engine bay, and then I had to put in some new hoses to accomidate for the CAI setup I have.

But assuming you´re doing a normal install, it takes like all of ten minutes. Freakin easy.
 

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Have you ever changed your stock air filter, well it´s the same as that, just take your old stock (frame) filter and put in the K&N filter. A Moron could do this proformance upgrade.

I am selling my 3.0L Shadow, I bought a K&N filter anout 2 months back for the shadow. I went to the parts store to buy a normal filter, so I can keep the K&N filter. As I was looking through the book I looked at the escort filter and what do you know, it´s the same filter as my shadow filter. So now I have a K&N filter for my scort. YEPEEEEEE

But if you buying a K&N filter, it a big price change
like 7 bucks for a normal filter and like 65 bucks for a K&N

Justin GT :-Y
 
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