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> DANGER: K&N Filters, DO NOT OIL EXCESSIVELY!!!
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post Feb 13 2006, 02:39 AM
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Alright, i purchased a K&N filter for my 2005 elantra; a week later my check engine light turns on. My Car begin to drop rpms, while idling, and then shoot up to 2,000, continually. So I took it to the dealer, and I had to get a new MAF sensorbecause the oil from the filter got onto the tiny needle in the sensor. So, just a warning for future buyers of this type of filter. It doesn't happen to all the cars, but to some.


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post Feb 13 2006, 03:05 AM
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Please say whether this was with a CAI or SRI?


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post Feb 13 2006, 03:16 AM
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This was on the stock air box. Im checking out spark plugs right now. Which do you think are the best?


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post Feb 13 2006, 05:45 AM
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That is very suprising then!
I'd recommend from hearsay, NGK copper plugs, or NGK Platinum G-Power plugs.
You won't notice any performance increase if that's why you're changing them.

People recommend changing the plugs every 12K miles if you're in harsh conditions, or drive like a madman. Otherwise 30K miles will suffice.
Check out the maintenance log for further clarifications:
http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6544


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post Feb 13 2006, 06:09 AM
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Cheesecloth between the filter and the airbox prevents this from happening!


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post Feb 13 2006, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (boner007 @ Feb 13 2006, 02:39 AM)
Alright, i purchased a K&N filter for my 2005 elantra; a week later my check engine light turns on. My Car begin to drop rpms, while idling, and then shoot up to 2,000, continually. So I took it to the dealer, and I had to get a new MAF sensorbecause the oil from the filter got onto the tiny needle in the sensor. So, just a warning for future buyers of this type of filter. It doesn't happen to all the cars, but to some.
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I have been using the K&N filter for over three years and nearly 50K miles with no problems. Is it possible that the one you installed was excessively oily? When you wash and re-oil the filter, you have to be careful not to use too much oil. Has anyone else experienced this?


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post Feb 13 2006, 08:30 AM
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I've heard instances of this happening but only due to over-oiling by consumers. I don't think it's a fault of the filter at all. They need to be lightly re-oiled, not soaked. In boner007's (Oh man I'm not even going to ask about his screen name huh.gif ) case it's possible it was a faulty filter though.


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post Feb 13 2006, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Tirolerpeter @ Feb 13 2006, 09:22 AM)
I have been using the K&N filter for over three years and nearly 50K miles with no problems.  Is it possible that the one you installed was excessively oily?  When you wash and re-oil the filter, you have to be careful not to use too much oil.  Has anyone else experienced this?
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Over 3 years means you probably have pre-MAF engine in which case it wouldn't matter. Dang MAFs are pretty sensitive buggers, unfortunately...


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post Feb 13 2006, 09:07 AM
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I've had the K&N panel filter in MAP and MAF Elantras, with no problems at all. You over-saturated the filter. It happens a lot. You only need a light dusting of oil on the filter. I've had mine on my 05 for 25 K and I cleaned only once so far.

A word of caution: MAF is more sensitive to this problem so don't saturate the filter. You only need a light coating of oil on it to work!!!


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post Feb 13 2006, 11:45 AM
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You could also clean your Maf if you ever over oil your filter, use non residual electronics cleaner on the Maf. This works also if you just have a dirty MAF which could lead too idle problems.


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post Feb 13 2006, 12:29 PM
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I just added a K&N and helped a local youngsert clean and oil his filter.The instructions(i knkow ,they have purty pictures)warns of over oiling and that
it may damage MAP/MAF sensors.Just light ,even coat.


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post Feb 14 2006, 03:59 AM
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I had just put it on. So It must have just had a little too much oil on it straight from the box. I took it to get serviced and they suggested I put the stock back on. "If you keep the K&N filter and the same things happen, the warranty will not cover it again." Is what they said.------ Ya'll Heard of the Tornado? I had an 85 Maxima and i saw the difference in Gas and Power. But I put the TURBONATOR.com on my Elantra.... and well I really dont feel any power difference, but it does help out on the Gas. But my opinion, WASTE OF $!!!


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