I'm looking at sticking in an indcution kit on my 156 SW 1.6 (2001). What kind of improvement am I likely to see? I hear people talking about faster pickup at low revs, which would be most welcome. Will i get better or worse fuel efficiency? How much faster will it accelerate?
Are they difficult to fit and will Alfa spit the dummy in terms of my warrenty? Its a 2001 car, so I have another year left, which I don't want to invalidate. Can anyone recommend a particular manufacturer? I have been looking at the pipercross viper. Any good?
The cost is £8 for the V6 Intake Tube (Alfa p/n 60630490) and about £30 for a sports filter element.
Also not mentioned in this article, there is a tube that runs down the centre of the filter element, don't put it back in.
This is the procedure that some companies will charge you £120 + fitting for...
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by mikeruss:
<strong>I like that idea David. Is their a big improvement?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">There is a big improvment in sound .
A nice burbling noise.
The problem with most open cone filter conversions is that they pull in hot air from the engine bay, actually reducing the engine power.
This conversion pulls cold from the original location (behind the LHS fog light) but removes the resonator (silencer) that is required to pass EU drive-by noise regs for new cars.
There may be a small power improvement but there is an improvement in responce.
When you open the bonnet it looks completely standard. wink
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I don't really get it ... if the 156 V6 uses that air intake it certainly passes the EU noise reg, so why woul it be any different when replacing the original air intake with a V6 air intake on a 1.8 or 2.0 156
The baffle box on the 2.0 engine (and the 1.8 I think) are before the air filter.
On the 2.5 V6, the baffle box is after the air filter, so the intake on the V6 before the filter is just a straight through bit of pipe.
I've got it fitted to mine, but I bought the AutoDelta version which was about £80 - I bought this before I knew you could use the V6 pipe
Alfaowner and Induction Technologies Group have teamed up to bring the Maxogen Air filter system. After using a number of air filter systems and giving up due to the lack of increased performance I thought it would be a pointless exercise.
However ITG did wonders with the tuned length and managed to gain an extra 7 bhp at peak power and 11 bhp at points in the mid range. Torque also picks up about 500rpm lower. I'm impressed with the kit but I was going to write a full report later after I'd confirmed the power increases by using another independant dyno.
The kit is very neat and is certainly the best I've seen using silcone reinforced hoses and anodised brakets. Hopefully soon to be available on Alfaowner. I'll do a full report in the next couple of days together with back to back dyno runs.