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    Is the K&N type filter which is oil soaked bad for the Mass Air Sensor????????

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    Yes and no -- too much oil will get on the sensor and may cause issues. Also, the cotton gauze is actually not your best filter media. Try the Amsoil Ea Air Filter -- order through CompSyn (site sponsor). Sarge turned me on to this filter a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Yes and no -- too much oil will get on the sensor and may cause issues. Also, the cotton gauze is actually not your best filter media. Try the Amsoil Ea Air Filter -- order through CompSyn (site sponsor). Sarge turned me on to this filter a few months back.
    Absolutely!

    Better filtration, excellent flow, re-useable.
    All you have to do is vacuum it off every once in awhile.

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    K&N is absolute garbage in my opinion, I would steer clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    Absolutely!

    Better filtration, excellent flow, re-useable.
    All you have to do is vacuum it off every once in awhile.
    This is true only if oiled right. K&N is good in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterZ28 View Post
    This is true only if oiled right. K&N is good in my opinion.

    We raced dirt circle track for a few years back in the mid-90's. Utilized a K&N Filter and pre-filter. Both the pre-filter and filter were washed and the main filter was re-oiled every week during the race season. The engine oil was changed every other weekend.

    At the end of the first season we did an engine tear down. You would not believe all the dirt we found in the motor. The crank and rod bearings had all been scored through their first layer in places -- literally sanded by the fine slurry that resulted from the poor filtration.

    That was the end of K&N for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planemech2 View Post
    Fram Air Hog works great for me.
    Better filtration with the Amsoil filter & no need to oil it.....it's a dry filter.
    Only takes a vacuum to clean it. No messy wash & dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by masterZ28 View Post
    This is true only if oiled right. K&N is good in my opinion.
    You don't oil an Amsoil filter so I don't understand.
    You would change your mind if you did some used oil analysis & saw how much dirt the K&N is passing into your engine.

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    i dont know, i will be taking the car apart, i will ask the guy to look how bad the air filtration was or is. I always clean the filter along with every oil change on the motor. The look of the filter, it looks like its doing a good job, very small insignificant particles that the eye can see get stuck in the filter, it just pleases me that it looks like its doing a nice job, my car is cooler too. I use the FIPK2

    What i was saying when you qouted me rbob is that the filter oil combined with the filter works best when it is added on right...too much oil and it gets sucked in coating the maf...less oil allows dirt to enter into the motor.
    Last edited by masterZ28; 08-02-2009 at 11:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    Absolutely!

    Better filtration, excellent flow, re-useable.
    All you have to do is vacuum it off every once in awhile.
    x2! I love my Amsoil filter. Dont have to bother with any oiling crap....just blow it off. And can do this after every drive if you really want to
    And the feeling that I am not letting crap by like the wet-gauze type filter medias.

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