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Postby dci120matt » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:55 pm

hello, i was just wandering if anybody knows where i can buy a green cotton replacement air filter from for my 1.9 dci 120, i have looked on t'inernet but no joy, also, does anybody know of any other dci drivers who have a dump valve fitted, i am just looking into it at the moment as i would like to know what sort of price i am looking at, also finally is there any other tuning parts available for the 1.9 dci except the usual chip, air filter cheers matt

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Postby R55VYS » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:41 am

This is the replacment filter that everyones seems to go for, its the same fitment as the 225, as are alot of parts from the engine.
https://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=1491

Dump valves about £300 fitted. theres a guy on one of the websites from scotland with one, this is the place that does them. Its a propa working dump valve just electronically controlled to relese the boost, no gain in bhp/torque just purly for the noise, as it is with the petrols
https://www.zen19051.zen.co.uk/prod01.htm

Remaps see this guy:
https://www.rstuning.co.uk/
Hes the guy who has developed the software so is the best person to see for the job, think i got quoted around £395 or somnething to have done. and after having a word with him he told me that the engines are good for 150ish bhp and extra 40lbs or torque, can handle more but eats the clutch.

A 225/r26 forge etc intercooler will fit as the standard diesel one is the same as the 225 one. £400 fitted from above.

Jets from 175/130/150

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Postby dci120matt » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:01 pm

thanks alot mate you have been very helpful

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Postby Jonault » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:41 pm

I got my Green Cotton filter from these people:

http://www.needforspeed.co.uk/pages/sbv_pl.asp?Vehicle=RNMEG02&PartType=AFG08

Check the internet for cheaper prices and look out for varying P&P charges.
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Postby __spc__ » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:15 pm

And really how much difference does the filter make? Is it really worth doing?
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Postby Jonault » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:47 pm

The engine feels slightly more responsive as it can breathe easier. The original filter is quite a chunk of paper whereas the GC filter is virtually see through.
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Postby __spc__ » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:53 pm

And it's easy to fit? (I've never done more than top up the oil under a bonnet before...)
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Postby Jonault » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:14 pm

If the 1.6 is the same layout as the 1.4, you will need a torx screwdriver to undo the two air filter box screws. This box is situated between the engine and the bulkhead and is connected by a hose to another box above the clutch bell housing which is held in place by a 12mm bolt. Removing this piece first allow more room to get into the air filter box.
If you fit a GC filter, make sure that you check it every 6 months and if possible, blow it clean with an air line. You should also buy a spray-on oil for the filter which should be used after you have cleaned it. Take care of your filter and it should last for years.
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Postby __spc__ » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:18 pm

I read the K&N filter was to be avoided because it was coated with an oil (that irritated the engine...)
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Postby Jonault » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:47 am

I've heard people say to avoid K&N filters but I'm not sure why.
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Postby Oliver » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:52 pm

__spc__ wrote:I read the K&N filter was to be avoided because it was coated with an oil (that irritated the engine...)


Might irritate the the air-flow-mass sensor if re-oiled too heavy. But these sensors are only in the diesel-engines, the petrol-engines have MAP-Sensors, so no problem at all.
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Re: tuning

Postby bullfrog » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:24 am

dci120matt wrote:hello, i was just wandering if anybody knows where i can buy a green cotton replacement air filter from for my 1.9 dci 120, i have looked on t'inernet but no joy, also, does anybody know of any other dci drivers who have a dump valve fitted, i am just looking into it at the moment as i would like to know what sort of price i am looking at, also finally is there any other tuning parts available for the 1.9 dci except the usual chip, air filter cheers matt


Hi matt. Just realised your not far from me, I live in Cheltenham, just down the M5 from you. If you wanted to meet up, I've had my DCI120 remapped by RsTuning and you can see the difference in performance it makes (much better, but could always be more :) )

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Postby dci120matt » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:25 am

alright bullfrog that sounds like a plan to me, what evenings you free next week?

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Postby bullfrog » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:33 am

i'm actually staying in Malmesbury this week so no can do, but i'll be at Trax on Sunday 2nd Sept, otherwise maybe next week?


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