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I'm replacing my 20 year old 914 with a new 914 purchased from Leading Edge Airfoils. I want to replace the 20 year old K&N air filter too.

I purchased a new air filter from Leading Edge, Rotax P/N 825-750 which is a K&N P/N RU0800.  The problem is that the flange of the turbo measures 2.35 inch (60 mm) diameter and the diameter of the filter measures 2.44 inch (62 mm) diameter.  The flange of the filter is not very flexible and I am concerned that tightening it to fit will be a problem.  

I have searched K&N's website and do not find a filter with the correct flange diameter.  My old K&N filter fits properly but does not have a part number on it.

What air filters do others use on 914?

Thanks

Jim Butcher

  • Re: 914 Air filter

    by » 9 months ago


    Spread a thin layer of RTV silicone on the filter and let it cure before installing.


  • Re: 914 Air filter

    by » 9 months ago


    You can check whether K&N RC-9380 fits your engine installation (fits under cowling etc.).


  • Re: 914 Air filter

    by » 9 months ago


    I have determined that K&N RU0600 air filter fits a 914 turbo inlet properly.

    The turbo inlet measures 2.35” (59.69mm). 

    Rotax specifies P/N 825750.  The illustrated parts manual shows filter ID is 2.44” (62mm), filter media height is 3.94” (100mm) and media diameter is 3.54” (90mm).  I purchased this filter and received a K&N RU0800 filter, with the Rotax part number on the box.  Indeed K&N website confirms the above dimensions.

    The inlet diameter is too large. If you tighten the clamp enough to secure the filter, the filter is forced off the turbo.

    K&N states “All filters are constructed with ultra-strong molded pliable rubber flanges which absorb vibration and allow for secure attachment and can also be stretched for up to 1/16 of an inch (1.5mm) to fit in-between sizes.” 

    RU0600 is listed with ID 2.25” (57mm).  Media height and diameter are the same as RU0800.

    I purchased RU0600 from a local parts store with hopes that it would stretch and fit. It fits the 914 turbo perfectly! The clamp holds it in place without distortion and does not try to force the filter off the turbo.

    I have advised Leading Edge Airfoils of my finding and also filed a report with Rotax.

    RU1700 appears to have the same dimension with a 20 deg offset that some need to fit their aircraft.


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