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Old 07-15-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Air intake filter upgrade

It's about time to replace the air filter on my Georgetown 2014 V-10. Thinking about a upgrade to a K & N to increase HP/ Performance. Anybody out there install this? Thoughts? Part numbers complexity? Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Did one on my previous class c, Ford V10/2 valve. It was an easy exchange, and I thought that it did make a difference. I have gone with K&N's on all of my subsequent vehicles (cars)


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Old 07-15-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thanks I don't see any other responses so I guess it's not a popular upgrade.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:49 PM   #5
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Used cotton/oil filters for some time (k&n and fram air hog) but went back to paper after reading about testing that showed better flow rate but substandard filtration and even oil coating the mass airflow sensor causing the engine to run bad. This is usually one of those discussions that people have passion for either way. Google it and make an informed decision.

This is the test I originally read. I also read the oil filter test with great interest.

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Used cotton/oil filters for some time (k&n and fram air hog) but went back to paper after reading about testing that showed better flow rate but substandard filtration and even oil coating the mass airflow sensor causing the engine to run bad. This is usually one of those discussions that people have passion for either way. Google it and make an informed decision.

This is the test I originally read. I also read the oil filter test with great interest.

Air Filtration Test


Interesting article. Thanks.


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Old 07-16-2016, 01:48 PM   #7
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Try to go with a 'DRY" type filter. The "OIL" type sometimes sets off the the Mass airflow sensor when to much oil is used. Don't know how K&N comes up with their MPG and performance gains. Did they drive a truck from LA to New York using a stock setup then used theirs on the way back?
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:50 PM   #8
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Don't know if there's any actual mpg or horsepower gain, but can say that I have used K and N filters in both my 2011 Acura and my 2005 Tundra for over 150,000 miles combined with no problems. I mainly do it for the savings factor when it comes to the cost of buying filters over and over again.
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Here's my 2€ents worth. I spent 40 years in the filter industry with a company that makes 85% of the air intake systems for Diesel engines in North America.
As a corporation, we had a look at the K&N type technology and spent a lot of R&D dollars on it. We were unable to get the efficiencies we wanted so the program was scrapped . Air filtration is all about maximum cleanliness of air going to the turbo with (efficiency) with the lowest initial restriction when the filter is new and clean. IMHO K&N will slightly reduce your restriction but will not give you the cleanliness efficiency your engine wants. If your running all pavement, minimum fine dust...probably OK. For my $ I stay with the OE system that has had hundreds of thousands of dollars in research spent on it.
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Not good in dusty conditions

I bought one for my Jeep Liberty diesel. After I read the fine print about not using in dusty conditions, I never installed it. Here in the southwest, it is always dusty.
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