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K&N air filter or standard air filter???

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K&N air filter or standard air filter???

Post by kchamp » Fri May 14, 2010 7:58 pm

I have had great experiences with K&N filters in the past. So I was wondering if anyone uses a K&N air filter and notices a difference? Thanks


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Post by Zenriddles » Fri May 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Yes. On one or two of my cars. Just the panel filter, not the cones.

Yes, I notice a little better throttle response at tip in, but that is about it.

Been through many thousands of miles with K&N filters over the years on many cars, never had a problem - never over-oiled them when I cleaned them either.
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Re: K&N air filter or standard air filter???

Post by andysinnh » Sat May 15, 2010 4:15 pm

ON the Montego/500/Freestyle - I didn't notiice a difference. Some other cars I've owned it made a huge difference - with others, none at all.
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Re: K&N air filter or standard air filter???

Post by AnthonyJ » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:29 pm

I used to run a K&N in my car and there was a difference in the gas mileage, but I have found out that a K&N filter does let in a lot of dirt with all that air. A regular factory paper filter does a much better job at filtering the air than a K&N, but does not let near as much air in either.

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Post by Webmaster » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:55 pm

I've used both filters. I liked the idea of the K&N basically lasting the life of the car but didn't like the maintenance aspects (cleaning, oiling). And I didn't feel much "power" increase.

So now I stick to OEM paper filters for all my vehicles. They get the job done and I have no worries about running lean or causing any other MAF or other problems.
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Post by ctrlraven » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:32 am

I installed a K&N on my 08 Taurus about a month ago. I've been seeing a steady 20.4-20.6 avg mpg since it's been in. I think I am going to put the OEM paper filter back in just to see if there is any difference. For the life of me I can't remember my gas mileage before I put the K&N in but I think I was over 21 mpg. Been filling up at the same station for all my vehicles and they have been the same mpg and also check tire pressure 2-3 times a week.
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Re: K&N air filter or standard air filter???

Post by AnthonyJ » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:51 am

I used a K&N from Late 02 until about a year ago. The K&N does let in a lot of air, but there is also a lot of crap that gets in. It does not filter all that well. I switched over to an AMSoil EA Air filter. Nothing gets past it and I get as much air as the K&N. Last weekend 1100 mile round trip gas mileage was right at 31 mpg average.

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