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Old 05-18-2015, 08:28 PM   #81
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Interesting. So then a dry filter would be OK then? Just not the oiled?

They have bigger holes...that's why they work. They let the pine knots and rocks in...just the talcum powder dirt...the worst kind.


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Old 05-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #82
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I was told by my mechanic to never put a k&n filter in a diesel but I am unable to tell you why.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #83
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They have bigger holes...that's why they work. They let the pine knots and rocks in...just the talcum powder dirt...the worst kind.


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Old 05-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #84
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I was told by my mechanic to never put a k&n filter in a diesel but I am unable to tell you why.
My diesel came with a k&n filter . after awhile of having the truck the check engine light came on. Took it to the garage and they said the k&n filter was letting the engine suck to much air . Put a paper filter on and light went off.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #85
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I had the same consideration a month ago. After having 3 diesels I thought I'd like to try gas because of the option cost, fuel difference, and routine maintenance cost. After much research and only towing a Crusader 290rlt loaded, I stayed with the diesel. Towing is 11+ with diesel and gas would have been 6-. Towing capacity rating was barely enough with gas while diesel gave me over 4000 lb. cushion. I dropped from a Ram 3500 dually to Ford F250. Just more convent without dials.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:52 PM   #86
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K&n oiled filters destroy the MAP sensor. That is why you don't use them
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:57 PM   #87
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Doc. They say if you are going to change stay with a dry pleated one.
Side note. I have a banks CAI for a 2011/12 Duramax $125.00 Plus shipping. California based.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:03 PM   #88
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Doc they say they dust an diesel engine because the engine pulls so much air it pulls some oil. They are great for gasser's.
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That is true but the oil gets in the MAP and it can't read correctly. Oil in its self is a great collector of crap. That is why every dmax owner should reroute their PVC as that crap is sucked into their turbo horn.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:17 PM   #89
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Diesels make their torque at lower rpm. Much better for towing and better milage. No contest.
Initial cost? Fuel mileage while towing? Resale after 10 years? There is a contest. Depends on the needs of the owner. This coming from someone that has also owned diesels.
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As a side note, I went fro 6mpg to 13mpg. As far as maintenance cost, not real sure, my new truck is covered for two years with all fluids so.....
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