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Offline Mad River Marc

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Question about K&N Air filter
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:41:42 pm »
Was thinking of getting a K&N air filter since around here my filters get dirty pretty fast....   My question is,  if I get one do I need to re-map the fuel computer or will it be fine on it's own (Stock exhaust)

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Re: Question about K&N Air filter
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 03:38:23 pm »
No need to change any fueling but youĺl get much better filtering with a paper filter.
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Re: Question about K&N Air filter
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 03:41:43 pm »
Really? I thought the K&N was supposed to remove a greater amount of particulate matter?
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Re: Question about K&N Air filter
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 03:33:11 pm »
I have been using K&N filters for years, in several different applications, with no complaints.

Like anything else, you must follow the directions to get the desired results.

That means cleaning and re-oiling the filter at the proper intervals.  Failing to do that will result in more particulates getting through the filter.

However, a properly maintained K&N will flow more air and filter better (catch smaller particals) than a paper filter.

It's probably not recommended for those who like to simply swap and forget.
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Re: Question about K&N Air filter
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 10:30:29 am »
Thanks for the info,    I don't mind performing maint on a K&N at intervals usually, but given how much of a PITA it is to get to the air filter I'd prob wind up doing a swap and forget....
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