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Old 05-22-2014
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Default 3208 NA air filter - high flow?

Has anyone found a good "high flow" air filter for the 3208 NA? I am on my second wix filter (42914 if memory serves)...this one has seen about 12-13000 miles and I can feel on the hills that my air flow is restricted. I would think this is pretty low mileage for the filter getting dirty enough to restrict air flow to the point that I notice it in performance.
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Has anyone found a good "high flow" air filter for the 3208 NA? I am on my second wix filter (42914 if memory serves)...this one has seen about 12-13000 miles and I can feel on the hills that my air flow is restricted. I would think this is pretty low mileage for the filter getting dirty enough to restrict air flow to the point that I notice it in performance.
Do you still have the original single air intake on the passengers side of the doghouse, or have you added another air intake on the drivers side? The second air intake made a big difference on my old NA and we kept it in use on the new turbo engine too. I'm also still using that same filter.
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Has anyone found a good "high flow" air filter for the 3208 NA? I am on my second wix filter (42914 if memory serves)...this one has seen about 12-13000 miles and I can feel on the hills that my air flow is restricted. I would think this is pretty low mileage for the filter getting dirty enough to restrict air flow to the point that I notice it in performance.
Tim, I remove the plastic fins that covers 30% of the filter area on mine. The fins are above the inlet and in our application doesn't really accomplish anything.
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Good idea Michael - I will give that a shot.
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I don't know if K&N makes an air filter for your application. ...... boy if they do, you would really have something. They are million mile filters. You just wash them out, oil them & you're good to go !
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My parts guy is looking for a k&n filter that may fit...or we can modify the filter housing a little if one is close. Housing will be out in the near future for two air I take mod anyway.

Here is something interesting that I came across yesterday....I think the hills are slowing me down WAY less after filling up with fuel. Was starting to feel a little shudder too...I'm beginning to think I may have an air in the fuel issue? Does my tank use pickup tubes or bottom gravity feed? I'm thinking pickup tube with a crack on the lower end?
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DO NOT got to K&N, unless you seek premature ring/cylinder wear. OEM filters with increased ducting capacity of intake air is what's needed.
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My parts guy is looking for a k&n filter that may fit...or we can modify the filter housing a little if one is close. Housing will be out in the near future for two air I take mod anyway.

Here is something interesting that I came across yesterday....I think the hills are slowing me down WAY less after filling up with fuel. Was starting to feel a little shudder too...I'm beginning to think I may have an air in the fuel issue? Does my tank use pickup tubes or bottom gravity feed? I'm thinking pickup tube with a crack on the lower end?
I think the pickup will be from the top. Watch your Boost gauge or Pyrometer it will tell you if you have a fuel issue or something else.

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