If you don't want oiled, but want the same style kit - get the AEM. It's the same kit in a different color, with a different dry filter.
Part number AEM-21-805C
Part number AEM-21-805C
Do you have a link or number for that bulletin? I would like to review it.Friends don't let friends use K&N filters, especially if they want the turbos to last. K&N's oiled filters have been shown to allow larger dust particles through, which will eventually score the turbo and cause it to fail.
This has been such a problem that Dodge put out a service bulletin to have their dealerships check for turbo scoring when they saw aftermarket air filters. The warranty on the turbo would be voided on an aftermarket filter with visible scoring in the turbo.
From my datalogging the K&N and AEM kits are 0 - 10ºF above ambient when in motion, which is pretty good.The only thing I disliked about it was the oem factory fresh inlet being reused and not fastened by more then pressure from a rubber seal and a grommet....my old V.W. was a true cold air it went out of the engine bay placed on top of plastic bumper guard and in front of wheel well. I dont feel like it is a true cold air....but the cruze doesnt have much room to play with I guess...
I know the conventional wisdom is to stick with 87 octane listed in the owners manual, but the Gen 1's 1.4T motor was designed and built for 91 octane. Try 89 and 91 to see which gives you the best price to performance. These cars definitely have heat soak problems in the summer and 91 octane is the way to deal with this.Oh that's not bad!!!! I want to throw a tune on it bad! 3 years 2 months left on manufacturer's warranty uggghhhhh. Just bought it with 1,300 miles on it wasn't even intrested until the salesman told me the milage and the price. Never in my life would I think a 1.4L motor could move a car. But it is adequate enough to want to throw a tune on it....are there any other performace mods that dont void warranty???
That’s an awesome set up. Is that 40+mpg real? I need me some of that.
- Great intake!!!!!!! Makes the car sound aggressive when you get on it. Nobody has to know it's a 1.4 L!!!!!! Quite when you baby it best of both worlds. If your on the fence about it do it. If your under warranty do it does not void manufacture warranty!!!! Anybody can say what they want about oiled filters but that's all I have ever ran and to this day zero issues. Run the dry charger and you wont have to clean but every 50k to 100k plus who doesnt want the piece of mind that little water condom gives ya.
I’m putting regular unleaded in mine. So I need to switch to the premium?The picture doesnt lie over 450 miles I'm at 37 mpg but that's my driving in traffic on the weekend battling soccer moms to get in grocery stores. Yep 40 to 45 mpg most days to work and back. That's K&N no. Ethanol 90 octane fuel and Lucas fuel injector cleaner 3 oz to every 10 gallons