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K&N today just released their new air filter for 2001 V70's.<P>I'd been looking for a few weeks, but no dealers knew of one. I emailed K&N last week and they just replied last night. I called them to order direct (not something the do much of, but they offered!) and the customer service rep said it just started shipping today!<P>The correct part number for 2001 V70's, including XC's, is: 33-2176.<P>I'm sure the dealers will have them in the next week or so, but if you want to order direct (at full retail price, $59 US), you can call K&N at 800.858.3333.<P>Darell, going out on a limb here but I'm anxious to hear your results. :)<P>
 

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Does that require the removal of the airbox? I know is some of the older VW's, installation of the K&N meant replacing the airbox. Problem was that by having the intake to inside the engine compartment, you were now using warm/hot air. <P>Is this the case for the Volvo as well, or is it just a straight filter change?<P>
 

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It's supposed to be a straight filter change like they did for the old V70. Just undo the three clips in front, "ease" the cover off (it has three tabs that insert in the back lip that are a "challenge" at times), be carefull not to break the right most clip off like me <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif">, swap and reverse steps. <P>That's my theory after looking at the existing one, and I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Hmmmm. Still trying to read between your lines....<P>I've had K&N filters on my other cars, and while nothing ever seemed to harm the cars, I also never really saw much performance improvement (compared to, for example, an exhaust upgrade).<P>I'm not totally sure I'll put one in the T5 just yet...I mean until I hear about your awesome, dyno-tested 30HP increase <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>- Darell<P>
 

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Wow. We posted at the same time.<P>Ya know...I've gone to open up the airbox probably three times just because I like to see how everything looks and works. But each time I found that it was more hassle to open than the time I had to carefully do it right. What is up with those stupid clips?<P>What did you do about your broken ones? Maybe I'll rivet on some real over-center cam clips or something.<P>- Darell
 

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I just figured you'd go for it. I really like the mod's you've done so far that I can see/read about on your site. Makes me want to get a T5 spouse for my XC. So far one isn't much of a chic magnet, so I don't think another would do much good.<P>But I digress...<P>Yeah, 30 HP, in my non-chipped dreams...<P>I just broke the clip two days ago, so I haven't figured out what to do yet. I know what you mean -- you think it's a pain getting the cover off, then you have to get it back on. I did it for the same reason you did-- looking to see how it all works.
 

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I also broke my right air box clip. And backed off when this happened so never got to the air filter. I ordered three new clips at $4 a piece. They had'em in stock.<BR>
 

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The dealer probably has some $83 official tool to remove the lid. Man, this is NOT rocket science here.<P>My dad always used to say that before any car is sold, the guys responsible for designing them should have to perform routine maintenance on them for a year. That would solve a lot of this sort of problem, now wouldn't it?<P>Saabstory - you're exactly right...it is something I would normally jump on. Scary how well people are getting to know me.<P>- Darell
 
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