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Old 04-01-2016, 09:07 AM   #41
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I purchased a K&N filter for my Jeep diesel. When I read the directions, it said it wasn't good for dusty conditions. I live in Albuquerque, and it is dusty from March to June in a good year. Just drove through a dust storm on the way back from Lake Powell. The K&N is still sitting on the shelf in the garage.
I had a service manager @ a FORD dealership tell me back a couple of years ago that they were seeing a lot of engine damage do to K & N Filters ???
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:22 PM   #42
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Fortunately, back east, we dont have very much dust
As for dust, we have a home in the upper mid west where you might not think dust is a problem. But drive through a construction zone, down a gravel road, or worse, follow behind someone down a gravel road and there is plenty of dust. There is dust crossing the roads when the farmers are working the fields. If you have to wash your vehicle regularly, it's because of dust. We had a farm tractor overhauled and the mechanic did not attach the air filter to the carb properly, leaving a very small leak at the connection. Dust ruined the motor in less than two hours.

You may also want to talk with DW before investing. This air cleaner howls loudly. If your pulling the TT, it will be howling a lot. It was difficult to hear each other when accelerating, pulling a hill, or on any downshift when accelerating. The only time it was tolerable was at idle. When we bought a new truck with standard air filter, we really appreciated quiet. Life is good.

There are a lot of gimmicks out there purporting to give improved gas mileage. To verify the torque and HP hype, you would have to put it on a dyno. The folks here are giving you their best advice having had one. Not one of these posts has been favorable.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:44 PM   #43
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It certainly seems that way! Thank you everyone for the input!
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:21 PM   #44
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In regard to the pistons clapping when it is cold on my 1997 Yukon V8 I think I will go for the syntetic oil but what grade that you recommand?
I have 160K on the engine and I always use regular 10W30 with somme aditif.
I use it mainly for pulling my Palomino S21 hybrid.
Thank you.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:59 PM   #45
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The engine clearances dictate engine viscosity. Too thick of a viscosity on a tight tolerance engine is just as bad as too thin a viscosity on a high stress situation like a diesel. Stick with the viscosity recommended in your manual or posted on your oil cap to be safe.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:48 PM   #46
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They recommand 10W30 for my engine but syntetic oil grade comme as 5W30 , 15W40 etc.
So do i go for lower grade in syntetic oil or higher grade?
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:14 PM   #47
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They recommand 10W30 for my engine but syntetic oil grade comme as 5W30 , 15W40 etc.
So do i go for lower grade in syntetic oil or higher grade?
Synthetic oil can be recycled, thus may be cheaper. You can't go wrong with a good grade oil such as Mobile 1.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:11 PM   #48
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Yes but what grade would be better in Mobil1 brand for my engine?
I cannot find 10W30 in syntetic Mobile1.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #49
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Yes but what grade would be better in Mobil1 brand for my engine?
I cannot find 10W30 in syntetic Mobile1.


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Yes but what grade would be better in Mobil1 brand for my engine?
I cannot find 10W30 in syntetic Mobile1.
https://www.zoro.com/mobil-mobil-1-1...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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