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Offline Shredran

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K&N Air Filter Question
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:40:10 am »
Hi everyone, I believe most of us who have k&n air filters are likely aware that they're supposedly reusable with a quick cleaning at each service interval. Do you all actually reuse them or do you buy a new one each time out of fear the quality just isn't the same post-washing? And also, how many of you change or reuse at the actual specified intervals versus making it last a bit longer.

Offline Derek

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Re: K&N Air Filter Question
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 11:26:24 am »
Buy a new K&N every time???  The main purpose (to me) is to save money in the long term and stop sending things to the landfill and replacing it would defeat both.
If you look at the K&N website they recommend filter cleaning can be as high as 50,000 miles (under normal driving but what's normal really?) so I usually do mine once a year on all my vehicles.  I also have K&N filters in my 2 4-wheeled vehicles and also the cabin filter on 1 of them (the other doesn't have a cabin filter).  My older vehicle is a 2010 with almost 300,000 km on it, last cleaning the filter material looks fine but the rubber seal was breaking down.... contacted K&N and a new filter arrived at my door within the week at no charge.

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Offline konehead

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Re: K&N Air Filter Question
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 02:16:36 am »
um, yeah....why else would you spend $50 for a filter ur gonna throw away????  Myself, beginning of riding season and b4 any major multi-day adventures with my buddies.   This is as part of my normal oil/lube and filter changes...

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Re: K&N Air Filter Question
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 07:19:36 pm »
Well of course I have a K&N on my Concours. I also have on in 2003 Ford Explorer. I install it in the vehicle the day I drove it home from the dealership. I now have 190,000 miles on the vehicle and I wash and re oil the filter every 50,000. Have not had any problems with it or the mass air flow sensor. And the engine does not use a drop of oil.    :great: