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K&N Air Filter - after 10 years vs. new - Photos

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K&N Air Filter - after 10 years vs. new - Photos

Post by matthew1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:35 pm

I draw the line at a decade. Especially since the mating surface has become disfigured, and in recent months has been difficult to seat on the air filter housing.

I cleaned it properly twice, once with the proper bath and oil spray, the second time with just bath. I never had trouble with the oil coating, whether new or after my application. (It fouls MAFs.) I knocked out dust and debris dozens and dozens of times, probably every 2nd time I ever opened the hood, thus the slow disfigurement of the filter.

For comparison is the new K&N air filter I just got from Amazon.

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Re: K&N Air Filter - after 10 years vs. new - Photos

Post by rspi » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:13 pm

I guess you feel that it was worth the purchase since you did it again.


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Re: K&N Air Filter - after 10 years vs. new - Photos

Post by matthew1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Yes. It's a quality product, nevermind the claimed 1-2 hp gain.


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Re: K&N Air Filter - after 10 years vs. new - Photos

Post by ed7 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:00 pm

Nice close-ups.
Don't over service the filter.
The big crud doesn't go through, but helps stop the small stuff.
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