Induction Flap/Plug 1.6 VVT

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Induction Flap/Plug 1.6 VVT

Post by pittstop on Sun 29 May 2016 - 17:08

According to write ups at the time Renaultsport did tune the exhaust system on the 1.6 VVT Wind to give some aural pleasure with the roof down but it seems they also had another little treat for those of us who like to "feel the noise".

On the left side of the air intake is a rubber flap, about the size of a credit card, that can be removed to up the intake sound when going for higher revs, whilst being no noisier than normal on constant throttle openings.

Took mine off. Then put it back to properly assess the difference. Then took it off again & threw it in the glove compartment where it still resides. 

What's not to like: cruising just as refined as before but a definite hard edge to the intake noise when giving it some welly.

Sad to say no increase in bhp is claimed for this so called "track day" mod which was aimed at Twingo 133 owners.

Much simpler that the induction tuning echo chamber that was fitted to my Alfa 3.0 V6 Spider which looked like a large ocarina stuck on the side of the intake pipe?

Just one tip. If you don't like the noise & wish to replace the flap spray it with a little silicon lubricant to assist fitment.
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Re: Induction Flap/Plug 1.6 VVT

Post by knebby on Tue 31 May 2016 - 21:30

I'd forgotten about this cos last time it did the rounds I was in the 1.2. I took the bung out of the 1.6 today and it sounds great. Ive googled a few sites and some say it might add a few mph, some say it loses a few mph but most say it doesn't affect it at all. From half a day bungless I'd say it felt that the engine was breathing easier and was a bit more responsive. Probably just my imagination though from feeling boy racerish.!
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