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Anybody have an opinion on replacing the stock filter with a K&N? Also, K&N dosn't list a filter for the MKV but does have a listing for the A3 with 2.0T. My fealing is that this should fit. Any opinions???

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:mad:AHHHHH... 33-2128 IS NOT the correct model number. It is indeed 33-2888. I bought the 2128 and CRACKED MY ENGINE COVER and it turned out to be the WRONG MODEL!

Now I have to special order the 2888 and wait until it comes before I can drive again because I refuse to try and put the cover back on and have to take it off again now that it's cracked!

*tear* I cracked my engine cover... :'(
 

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Since mine is chipped, I guess the difference is so subtle, that I don't feel anything. However, my engine does make a very, very faint whistle now when in idle. I don't know what is causing this... LoL It's prolly not the K&N though. My past K&Ns have always performed well... at the very least, you won't have to touch the filter for like 75K miles or so...
 

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ok good question for an 07 GTI --first where is the air filter its my first VW and i cant find the thing and how do i remove the cover without CRACKING it so that maybe i can put in the K&N filter when i find it
 

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GotTobeInsane07 said:
ok good question for an 07 GTI --first where is the air filter its my first VW and i cant find the thing and how do i remove the cover without CRACKING it so that maybe i can put in the K&N filter when i find it
I bought a K & N for my fast and I too would like to know how to put it in without cracking the engine cover.. please anyone?
maybe with pics :)
 

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Bcruzin said:
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Did this install 2 weeks ago. I consider myself handy and with the following DIY, it was cake. I have noticed smoother power delivery, but no neck snapping differences. But for 50 bucks, what do you expect.. ;D PM me with specific questions.. good luck

This is step one
http://www.swankmonkey.com/vw/jetta/2006/remove_engine_cover/

This is what you do after step one...
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2547554

Oh and if you fword it up, don't come cryin!

-Bcruzin
+1 for you sir
 

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Bcruzin said:
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Did this install 2 weeks ago. I consider myself handy and with the following DIY, it was cake. I have noticed smoother power delivery, but no neck snapping differences. But for 50 bucks, what do you expect.. ;D PM me with specific questions.. good luck

This is step one
http://www.swankmonkey.com/vw/jetta/2006/remove_engine_cover/

This is what you do after step one...
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2547554

Oh and if you fuck it up, don't come cryin!

-Bcruzin
Sweey DIY tips! They are really easy to follow. ;)

+1 buddy
 
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