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> DANGER: K&N Filters, DO NOT OIL EXCESSIVELY!!!
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post May 8 2007, 11:56 PM
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Then are those non-oiled ones washable?


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post May 8 2007, 11:59 PM
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I have a K&N panel filter that I re-oiled early at about 20k miles because it um... got dirty. Tried to make it light and even like the instructions say, let it dry overnight, had no problems.... but I also don't have a MAF sensor so I'm not sure what I'm contributing here. Not much, I think. Yeah.


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post May 9 2007, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (Silent Wolf @ May 9 2007, 01:56 AM)
Then are those non-oiled ones washable?
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Mitch does a review of the AEM Dryflow here... http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/index.php...7213&hl=dryflow

...it is washable and does not use oil


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post May 26 2007, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE (Dave666Thomas @ Feb 14 2006, 12:04 PM)
But like I mentioned earlier, if you have a MAF you can always clean it with Non-Residual electronics cleaner that they sell in auto part stores. Some people also say you can clean it with carb cleaner and brake cleaner, but I (in all my automotive knowledge rofl.gif ) will stick with electronics cleaner.
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CRC makes a Mass Airflow sensor cleaner. It's about $6-7 for an 11 oz can and from what I've read people said it works very well. Definitely worth a try first instead of spending a lot of $ on a new MAF sensor right off the bat.

http://www.crcindustries.com/files/MAF%20F...20FINAL%202.pdf


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Never had a problum with K&N in any 3 cars with the drop in replacments and my elantra does have an maf and air tempature sensor sitting right above the filter with half an inch, they work great for me. thumbsup.gif


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post Sep 22 2007, 05:13 PM
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k&n recommends dabbing off the excess oil with a cloth rag or paper towel before installing it


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post Sep 22 2007, 07:56 PM
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I've got the panel filter installed in my Elantra. I bought it pretty much because it did say it would increase my fuel economy and it did. My average has dropped from 8.2litres per 100km to 7.8litres per 100km. So I save roughly 2.4litres of fuel with every full tank.


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I was surprised to see this thread. In the VW TDI community it is a known fact that K&N filters are a big no no. I thought it was an issue specific to our diesel cars, maybe our MAF is more sensible to contamination, or our compressor wheel pushing 15 psi really does not like dirt when spinning in excess of 150k rpm. They have been known to kill MAFs and letting more dirt through even when properly oiled.


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I have had a k&n air filter on my 07 elantra for 2yrs with no issues.The key to safely using the filter is to let any excess oil drip off the filter before install.I let my filter dry completely before oiling and let it drain off for at least a day to be sure.a cleaning cycle should take a day or two.do not rush or you may end up with a filter that is not completely dry and has to much oil on it.CLEANING A K&N AIR FILTER IS EASY BUT YOU MUST DO IT RIGHT OR SUFFER THE REPAIR COST TO YOUR INTAKE.


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post Jun 12 2011, 11:42 AM
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hello everyone.I was thinking of buying one of these K&N air filters.Whats your opinion about them?Is there any danger?They say it will increase the horsepower from 1-4 hp.Is it real or puffs?


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post Jun 12 2011, 11:53 AM
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I think they are a slight improvement over stock. Maybe 1-2 hp.
They're safe as long as you don't over-oil them after cleaning.


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I usually clean my MAF sensor a few thousand miles after to be safe.


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