by Chris Peirce
Date Added: Monday 01 March, 2010
For anybody umm'ing and ah'ing about getting this, or indeed doing any work on their 5 at all, GO FOR IT!
Its the easiest thing to fit on my mk2, I unclipped the two clips on the left, wobbled the top of the housing to the left to get around the lip of the little holds and tilted the housing up at the right enough to get access (Using the less pokey end of a screwdriver to wedge it open) After that it was lift one out, put one in.
What this filter actually does is free the engine response, you notice instantly when you kick at the pedal repeatedly in neutral as it rises and falls in revs so quickly like the proper sportscar it is.
If youre grinding your teeth with your foot to the floor trying to catch those big Audi's and BMW's thinking maybe the filter would get me there, or thinking if only that exhaust or engine sounded a bit meatier, it doesnt do it. I'm afraid you have to spend more than £30 for that.
But honestly for the good of your engine, and the nicety of never having to buy one again get it!