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Old 07 Oct 2010, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

as topic says should/will i need to do an ecu reset for just changing panel filter, the do luck panel filter says it give the scooby an extra 13bhp of summet like that, what do you guys think?, btw im computer savvy so to speak i build p.cs as a hobby so fire away. also the subaru has a performance back box on, not sure what it is but its big and oval design, was on car when i got it 03 wrx uk model thanks
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

Shouldn't be necessary after changing just the panel filter. I wouldn't expect it to make a vast difference, they can improve air flow thats about it
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

thanks scooby mike, also ive just filled the tank up with v-power , jesus what a diffrence in price, 10p a litre lol, it better be worth it!!1 hahaha
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

Your car retards the timing and uses more fuel to make up for the low grade. You will find v power us dearer but you will get more mpg. IMO it works out cheaper as the mpg rises more than the extra 10p a litre. Your car has a learning ecu and will prob take a tank to advance itself on the v power.
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 06:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

Tesco99 or Vpower everytime. Don't bother with unleaded
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Old 12 Oct 2010, 08:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

I just fitted one of those in my 05 STi. The car seems a bit more egar, but I doubt it makes that much of a 'real' difference. However, some performance mag reckons that they proved 13BHP on a standard set-up STi.
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

13bhp from a panal filter is a bit keen, no doubt it makes an improvement though.
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: fitted DO-LUCk panel filter, should i ECU reset?

as said if you get 13bhp from the panel filter alone i will give you my car free lol. you may not even notice a difference usually its all in your head that it feels faster etc and more responsive. They will help if you remap but only by 2 or 3 bhp usually. Shambles is also right with the expensive super unleaded/vpower/momentum does give you more mpg also so ofsets the extra cost of the fuel along with noticable improvements in power in most cases, id go as far as to say the fuel will be doing more than the filter for your increase in performance too. Also using standard unleaded will over time more than likely kill your engine they arnt designed to run on low quality standard fuel. And the performance mag claiming 13bhp increase are probably paid sponser money for the feature too lol. Think about it this way without a remap they make only a little difference. so for 13bhp it will have needed a remap in my opinion which means its not the filter alone giving 13bhp its more than likely the mapping not the filter. Your always better asking on forums about products claims and what they actually do as the mags are paid to say they are good.
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 03:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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oh and on yours it would need a laptop and say Romraider to reset ecu as you cant do it the same way as on classics, if you know sumbody who can do that for u it wouldnt hurt
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