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 Post subject: K&N filter, now it hunts!
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Hey all, without any problems i replaced the air filter with a K&N, now it hunts.
EL, lpg, dunno if petrol does it to.
I had a play with the ignition timing, just left it as it was.
It stalls at times, hesitates from idle.

Nothing serious, no backfiring, it's being serviced tomorrow morning i just thought i'd post to see if anyone knew how to fix it, might save me a few bob!

If it's found to be a K&N thing i will seriously push four fingers into their a**hole without any foreplay whatsoever.

ALso, the OCAU forums, google it, biggest pack of f**k wit pansy's... lol
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:54 am 
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Has it got any mods, esp cam?

My EF was fine when I put in a K&N, but a few years after that when I put in a Wade 1636 it hunted until I reset the base idle. That was on both gas & petrol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: K&N filter, now it hunts!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:12 am 
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EF Wagon wrote:
Has it got any mods, esp cam?

My EF was fine when I put in a K&N, but a few years after that when I put in a Wade 1636 it hunted until I reset the base idle. That was on both gas & petrol.

I assume you mean the idle screw? I'll give it a shot thanks dude

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:28 am 
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i think he means resetting the ecu. also over-oiling can be a problem with these filters making them do funny things to. under oiling is also bad as dust enters the intake, this makes baby jesus cry.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:21 am 
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under oiling is also bad as dust enters the intake, this makes baby jesus cry.


LOL!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: K&N filter, now it hunts!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:22 am 
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Likely only on LPG and it will be due to the balance pipe that goes from converter to airbox. Remove kn if you want it to idle properly on LPG.
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:34 am 
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Gas_Man,

I have a EB Xr8 on LPG with a K & N filter, no hunting of idle. You have not disturbed the balance pipe when you fit the filter? Ie, it's leaking air, or slipped off a fitting somewhere?

As for the OCAU forums, yeah, hence why I almost never post there anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: K&N filter, now it hunts!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:44 pm 
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-GAS-MAN- wrote:
If it's found to be a K&N thing i will seriously push four fingers into their a**hole without any foreplay whatsoever.

ALso, the OCAU forums, google it, biggest pack of f**k wit pansy's... lol
Matt

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low_ryda wrote:
under oiling is also bad as dust enters the intake, this makes baby jesus cry.


LOL!!

:lol: :lol:
For a seemingly innocent thread this is producing some great laughs!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: K&N filter, now it hunts!
Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Gas-Man, did you fit a pod or panel k&n filter?

ghia97 wrote:
Likely only on LPG and it will be due to the balance pipe that goes from converter to airbox. Remove kn if you want it to idle properly on LPG.

the balance pipe only effects the pressure in the convertor when the car is doing over 80km's

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EF Wagon wrote:
Has it got any mods, esp cam?
My EF was fine when I put in a K&N, but a few years after that when I put in a Wade 1636 it hunted until I reset the base idle. That was on both gas & petrol.

I assume you mean the idle screw? I'll give it a shot thanks dude

low_ryda wrote:
i think he means resetting the ecu. also over-oiling can be a problem with these filters making them do funny things to. under oiling is also bad as dust enters the intake, this makes baby jesus cry.


if the tps is not reading correct voltage , resetting the idle screw on the throttle body may help.
i recently did this to my EL on lpg (also has a k&n pod filter, boxed in original airbox, balance pipe still connected)

be sure to let us know the results.
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:26 pm 
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Not true,( in my case at least) balance pipe affected idle quality greatly.
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Not true,( in my case at least) balance pipe affected idle quality greatly.

Its a panel filter. Balance pipe wasn't touched. Spoke to mechanic, its a vac leak somewhere, lol, eeasy fix, I'm getting the rotors done too. May as well get a rwc so it'll sell quicker. Cheers guys

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:07 pm 
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It was / is a vacuum leak, and from all places, the knob on the isc (idle speed controller) has come off, why that is an open gallery i would like to know.

Wreckers wont just give me the knob, anyone got a good idea for a replacement?

Seems all of my problems are vacuum related, lol
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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:26 pm 
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The whole idle air control unit shouldnt be more then $20 at a wreckers. Buy one, clean it out with carby cleaner, let it dry and you're good to install.
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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:48 pm 
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Use it to your advantage get new silicon hoses :D :D :D
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Ha! I returned a pair of new headlights to this wreckers in Morwell.
They bolted up fine, but sat way too high.
He didnt believe me.. "Mate, I'm not stupid, I am an electrician, if i was stupid I'd be dead!"
(Ok i didnt say that, i wish i had of)
So i have a credit at that store for $220

But he told me $45 and i declined.
Then charged me $5 per airbox clip, i was p****d off.
I mean its only $15 but don't bs me you turd.

lol, anyway :S

 

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