Date Added: Monday 08 February, 2010
Once again, very quick delivery from MX5parts. Fitting took about 45 minutes to complete, following the excellent instructions that come with the kit. I did'nt bother disconnecting the battery as mentioned in the instructions, though I did disconnect the plug from the MAF box for ease of assembly and routing of the cables once completed.
For anyone else reading this and who doesn't know, the filter comes pre-oiled, something I wasnt sure about when I bought it, though I should have guessed. The reccomended cleaning period is "when dirty or 1 year". I bought a K&N filter service kit at the same time I bought the Typhoon from MX5parts. This consists of a bottle of cleaner and a bottle of re-oiler and is enough for about 15 cycles, (loads in other words) The kit itself is very well made and the finish, (I have a red unit) is superb. Good quality parts are all included and the instructions as I said, are very detailed. It would be difficult to mess the installation up if you follow them properly.
Well, the sound is lovely. There is a slight "hiss" at tickover now, though you dont notice too much inside the car. But under acceleration, and above 2000 rpm or so, there is a kind of rorty "snort". The throttle responce feels very slightly better too. I guess at some point, better exhaust would benefit, though that can wait. I have the standard unit fitted as far as I am aware. I suppose air in = air out?
Anyway, very pleased, especially as it was reduced in price too.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]