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Old 09-17-2010
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K&N quality

Well im a little pissed about what I seen when I cleaned my filter today. I love having the k&n but this is just wrong. I'm gonna contact the company and send them this pic and hopefully they will send me a new one. They do say it's a lifetime filter right? Not this one.



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That's is a bummer.. I would be calling k&n and make sure they sent out a new one.. Not sure aboutthe lifetime warranty but they should stand behind their product.

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It should be covered... I think it's a million mile warranty.
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yeah it is covered... but they will prolly ask how you have been cleaning it... if youve been using water or air then your SOL.
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your supposed to use water.

mine did the same, i just threw it away.
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I always used the k&n cleaner and oil. I think the oil has something to do with why it came apart. That spot is very gummy. After cleaned and sprayed numerous times I think the filter oil traveled to that area and built up causing the rubber to deteriorate.
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I'm sure they will send you a new one.
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I took mine out to be cleaned and since then its been in my laundry room in a box, I just put another OEM filter in...
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thats the first one i've ever seen do that. pretty odd.

i always use the cleaner and oil on all of mine(4 quads 2 trucks and a car) and never had that issue.

im sure they'll be happy to replace it though! lets face it there's always the chance even with a quality product that things go wrong. that's why theres a warranty!
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After all, they will replace it but I need my receipt but I can't find it so I repaired it with silicone. Looks like this will work. Just need to wait for it to dry but it looks like it will be fine.


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cheap paper filters ftw
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cheap paper filters ftw
Yeah but the K&N will pay for itself in time.
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Was gonna say good luck. Been fighting them for 2 years now on one of mine that is afu. It's not the first one I've owned ( think its #4 through the years and different rides) Its one of the round style thats falling apart at the pleats. Sent photos, serial number, and a photo of the reciept via email to customer support and the battle began, after 2 months of back and forth emails, I'm sick of the whole ordeal and have honestly given up on them. AEM is a hell of a lot better... Screw K&N.... Waste of money...
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Yeah but the K&N will pay for itself in time.
a clean paper filter will flow more air than your engine will even use. when mine get dirty i just replace it, cant argue when napa sells them for $11
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a clean paper filter will flow more air than your engine will even use. when mine get dirty i just replace it, cant argue when napa sells them for $11
And also filter better. For me, its just easier to just swap it for a new paper filter than spend the time cleaning it.
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i dont really like the idea of oiling my filters either
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$11 for a paper? i cheaped out and bought one for $3.95 at carquest.
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holy **** thats cheap! was it used? lol
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nope. funny thing is i went there to get paper towels for my tint lol.
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