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glennp123



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Firenze Red
3.6TDV8 Airbox Mod

Hi all. Not sure if anyones ventured as far as removing the big black airbox and putting on 2 air cone filters instead?

Ive just done it and im impressed. The throttle response is increased and its even smoother up the rev range now.

Noit bad for 20 quid.


Post #562076 Thu Jul 26 2018 8:02pm
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Buckster



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Are the filters oiled like K&N filters? Can’t imagine the MAF sensors will thank you for it! Whistle 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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Post #562077 Thu Jul 26 2018 8:41pm
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Post #562079 Thu Jul 26 2018 9:09pm
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glennp123



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Firenze Red

We shall see, i notice a difference in the car already. Going to get 2 cold air feed pipes sorted from side and front of car, my mates a TIG'er.

Post #562080 Thu Jul 26 2018 9:22pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Looks like a solution looking for a problem... 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
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Post #562082 Thu Jul 26 2018 9:37pm
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RRSV8



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Can any universal cone filters be used ?
Any adverse effects ?

Post #562493 Thu Aug 02 2018 3:04pm
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garrycol



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Why would you do this? Crying or Very sad Poor air filtration, possible oil issues - a waste of money and possible future engine issues. 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #562541 Fri Aug 03 2018 3:22am
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Camelrock



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I did something like this years ago on a V8 RR cone filter and air scoop first bit of water I went through the jet of water hit the filter which got dragged into the engine. To add insult to injury I was dragged out by some friends in a Suzuki, something they reminded me about for a few years !
Anyhow removed the spark plugs cleared the water out refitted plugs all sorted, lesson leaned. You won’t be so lucky if that happens with a diesel.
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Post #562556 Fri Aug 03 2018 10:23am
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RRSTDV8



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I'm guessing the OP won't be going anywhere that isn't covered in tarmac - certainly deep water won't be on his agenda.

To the OP: if you do intend to go wading, be aware that water can get to those air filters by way of the gaps around the headlight (and some others). Anything that comes up past the door sills potentially can be pushed up as a bow wave that will find its way to those filters. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
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Post #562560 Fri Aug 03 2018 11:16am
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glennp123



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Firenze Red

Its tarmac only. So far so good.. theres no lag at all when taking off, just goes! MPG has went up so far by 1. Getting 25MPG now according to the computer.

Post #562757 Mon Aug 06 2018 10:34pm
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garrycol



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As time goes by you will end up with glazed bores in your engine and those filters are pore a catching the fine particles that polish the bores.

As far as performance goes - the Placebo effect works well there. Put the car against the stopwatch and there will be no difference. 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #562764 Tue Aug 07 2018 3:37am
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glennp123



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Firenze Red

So everyone with cone air filters end up with glazed bores is that what your saying? Is this just Turbo Diesel applications or Petrol turbos also?

Post #563000 Fri Aug 10 2018 4:46pm
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garrycol



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Yes after a time - is a well known side effect of these things - not an issue on a race car as the engines get re built all the time but when used on your road car it will speed up wear in your engine as it allows very fine particles through causing cylinder bore glazing amongst other things - is a well known issue.

Paper elements are far superior for everyday use.

But hey it is your car - if you want a bogan air filter - go for it. 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #563025 Sat Aug 11 2018 1:51am
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Post #563032 Sat Aug 11 2018 7:48am
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daxmatt



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Hi
Have a look inside the air intake in a few weeks,Rub your finger round,it'll probably be covered in very fine dust.
Those filters need to be sprayed with oil to help catch the dust.If the engine had been tuned,then maybe worth the free'er flowing filter,but anyhow it will shorten the life of the engine.
If you like the look of them,maybe go for the paper/cotton type cone filter.
Oh,and lets be honest ,who really does wade in deep water in your nice shiney sport.I never have and probably won't,so i don't think thats an issue to most sport owners.

Oh,and yes ,heat soak can be a big problem,i run a cosworth in a dax rush,I've spent years trying various filters/pipes/routes.

Post #563034 Sat Aug 11 2018 10:15am
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