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Old 02-12-2005, 02:57 AM   #11
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I think it has like 60% better flow than a paper filter.
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Find me one that ever did this I've been running these filters for 20 years. The last 15 with MAF systems.
I know plenty of mechanics that have seen this, and they refuse to run K&N because of it.
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I don't know if i would do a factory replacement one.

http://home.usadatanet.net/~jbplock/ISO5011/SPICER.htm

If you're doing a pipe and cone filter, then you need aftermarket, but a drop in K&N might not be the best.
yes after looking at that test, it seems to me theres a pay off, 1 better air flow with the K&N, but more dirt flowing through, or oem, more restrictive, but better at trapping dirt, i might be going oem with my setup
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Find me an engine that ever failed or had reduced lifetime because of 'dirt'. We've had this discussion time and again, and I happen to know for a fact that GM warranties on gasoline engines at least are fine with K&N'*.

And again, 'knowing mechanics that have seen this' doesn't really say much. Show me evidence or share PERSONAL knowledge of a MAF sensor that ever failed from this. They're out there, but RARE and ALWAYS related to over-oiling.

We have thousands of members, running hundreds of these filters, and never failed a MAF sensor due to this.
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Find me an engine that ever failed or had reduced lifetime because of 'dirt'. We've had this discussion time and again, and I happen to know for a fact that GM warranties on gasoline engines at least are fine with K&N'*.

And again, 'knowing mechanics that have seen this' doesn't really say much. Show me evidence or share PERSONAL knowledge of a MAF sensor that ever failed from this. They're out there, but RARE and ALWAYS related to over-oiling.

We have thousands of members, running hundreds of these filters, and never failed a MAF sensor due to this.
Seems to me it would be similiar to changing your stereo in your car, GM wouldn't care unless they prove that the stereo caused the damage.
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I can link you to plenty of discussions on other boards of mechanics/moderators who are mechanics. I got this link through one of those boards. I'm not saying K&N is going to destroy your engine, hell, i have one, but you have to understand the differences between them, and what it can do. It'* just a tradeoff.

Warranties are legally protected if a car is modified, unless that modification is, or caused the problem/broken part. If a MAF fails because of a short on a car with a K&N then it'* covered, if it'* destroyed from oil, then it'* not.
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I can link you to plenty of discussions on other boards of mechanics/moderators who are mechanics. I got this link through one of those boards. I'm not saying K&N is going to destroy your engine, H***, i have one, but you have to understand the differences between them, and what it can do. It'* just a tradeoff.
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