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k&n air filter.....dirrrrtyyy......

has anybody seen a k&n air filter get this black with dirt after barely one year in the truck? does this mean somethings wrong or something?
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Did you not clean it regularly or something?
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That's not that bad. It will wash out. I've had mine in for two years and I haven't washed mine yet and it's about that color now. Dirt roads have an amazing way of screwing up K&N's quickly.
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At least twice a year people.
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get the cleaner and follow the directions and it will clean right up.
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yep just clean in... reminds me i need to do mine this week
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Eeeeeewwwwww. Your engine will love you when it gets cleaned.
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lol thanks guys.we bought a second one to put in while i'm cleanin it. so i'll just keep the old one until the new one needs to be cleaned. but what i dont get is, i dont go on dirt roads too much. oooo wait, the rock parkin lot at school......
but what i dont get is my bf had one in his subaru for three years and it never got that dirty. and that was going mudding in the damn car and all.
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They get dirty quick.

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i should take a pic of mine after 3 years without even checking it lmao!
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i went one year with out looking at it.. wow big mistake i dont want to see 3...
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mine looks like that about every 3 months, but I normally drive close to 9000 miles in 3 months.
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I'm always on dirt roads and stuff. I clean mine out every 3 months or less.
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If it caught that much dirt, imagine the amount of dirt it passed into the engine!!
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dirt dosnt get past the filter media, thats why its called a "filter"

k&n claims that there filters do not need service untill 50,000 miles.
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dirt dosnt get past the filter media, thats why its called a "filter"

k&n claims that there filters do not need service untill 50,000 miles.
WOAH, where have you been????? The K&N is one of the worst filters for passing dirt (and oil)!!!!

Check out this "truely independent" test of different air filters:

http://www.duramax-diesel.com/spicer/index.htm

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^ After reading that, I should probably clean out my Amsoil filter when I get back home.
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^ After reading that, I should probably clean out my Amsoil filter when I get back home.

The best thing you can do is throw the Amsoil filter in the trash, and go with the OEM paper filter........just my $0.02

Hopefully, you aren't using Amsoil oil products!!!
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The best thing you can do is throw the Amsoil filter in the trash, and go with the OEM paper filter........just my $0.02

Hopefully, you aren't using Amsoil oil products!!!
LOL tons of guys on here are using it... i beleave you and me are on the same page lol
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LOL tons of guys on here are using it... i beleave you and me are on the same page lol

It's hard to believe that a sleeze-bag company like Amsoil has brainwashed so many people!!! I have never seen so many lies, and deceit, as they have on their website....they try and make you believe that all their oil products are API certified, in reality, only 2 of their oil products are API certified, PCO, and XL.
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It's hard to believe that a sleeze-bag company like Amsoil has brainwashed so many people!!! I have never seen so many lies, and deceit, as they have on their website....they try and make you believe that all their oil products are API certified, in reality, only 2 of their oil products are API certified, PCO, and XL.

What's wrong with their filters and oil? Care to post some links/information to back up those statements?
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What's wrong with their filters and oil? Care to post some links/information to back up those statements?
I'll start off by posting the API URL, that shows the ONLY Amsoil oil products that are API certified:

http://eolcs.api.org/DisplayLicenseI...LicenseNo=0995

From your post, it sounds like you may have bought in to their BS, I'm
so sorry about that!!!


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That link doesn't work for me. I did some clicking on that site though and came up with this:
http://eolcs.api.org/DisplayCompanyI...mpanyID=226450

Yeah I used to run their 5w30 until I did a complete switch over to Royal Purple. Never had issues with their oil/filter, went to royal purple because it was easier to get (NAPA has it in stock all the time)

It would be nice if you could post more info to back up all your statements. If they truly are as bad as you say, it would be nice to pass on that info to people that use their products.
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That link doesn't work for me. I did some clicking on that site though and came up with this:
http://eolcs.api.org/DisplayCompanyI...mpanyID=226450

Yeah I used to run their 5w30 until I did a complete switch over to Royal Purple. Never had issues with their oil/filter, went to royal purple because it was easier to get (NAPA has it in stock all the time)

It would be nice if you could post more info to back up all your statements. If they truly are as bad as you say, it would be nice to pass on that info to people that use their products.

I don't know why my link didn't work, I cut and pasted it from another thread.
Your's seems to work, you just have to click on "show products", thanks!.

I think the API URL proves that there are only 2 Amsoil products API certified!!

Another thing to keep in mind with Amsoil products, the reason their prices are so inflated, is due to the MLM (Multi Level Marketing) structure. Amsoil
is only a blender, and packaging company, they buy their base stock from
"real" oil companies.
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Yeah, that takes care of their oil.

Got anything on their air filters? I read somewhere (trying to find the link) that they are made by Donaldson which supposedly makes some really damn good air filters (Ford uses them on the PowerStroke diesels).
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