Date Added: Tuesday 10 August, 2004
Ordered on Monday morning ... arrived Tuesday morning - very good.
Did not have time to open kit to have a look ..... weekend came so I got the tools ready and opened the box.
Found that the 85mm filter clamp was missing - (frustrated) - spent the next 2 hours driving to garages and local DIY stores to find one but to no avail - (annoyed) - rang MX5PARTS to talk politely about the missing part but they are closed at weekends ... probably a good job. Then remembered I might have one in the shed .... 30mins later found it and cleaned it up.
Removed the existing OE kit in about 10 mins and installed the K&N in about 20 mins but found that the silicon bung and sensor kept falling out. I removed the tube and filter and found that the hole / tube for the bung was badly formed .... I could only get half the bung in the hole ..... so much for a quality part I had hoped for?
Even more annoyed and frustrated by now ( it was a very hot day) ..... did not want to put OE kit back in so decided to cut bung in half and tape the sensor in place...... I need to keep checking to make sure tape has not come loose
Reconnected the battery (If you have a security code on the audio set - you will need the code when reconnected - easily forgotten and worth MX5PARTS reminding customers before they start ?)
Job done ... time to take her out and cheer myself up ... None of the hissing others speak of at low revs .... at around 2500 - 3000rpm a slight whining noise and the at 4000rpm the growl kicked in ... lovely ..... just like an older British sports car. The harder you floor it the louder the growl ... even better. May be slightly more responsive but not sure.
Overall noise is great but the problems with the kit on what is supposed to be quality product ( and maybe a bit pricey for what it is ) lower rating to a 3
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]