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Old 02-23-2006
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K&N Filters will clogg your MAF!

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After 2 days of my truck being at the dealer, i finally got it back today. Reason being:

Clogged Mass Air Flow due to Oil from your K&N Filter.

I had the filter on my truck for 14,000 miles. The guys at Whaling City Ford didn't charge me for the part, it was all covered under the warranty (maf) so im happy bout that. With a new MAF and the stock filter back in my truck, my engine seems to have power again. Lesson learned, dont buy used k&n's ??

Im not trying to blame k&n, or myself... Possibly the previous owner put too much oil on it

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did you over-oil it?
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50,000 on mine and no problems. I reoiled it twice now even.

Was yours still oiled from the factory?
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nope, the owner before me oiled it (before he sold it to me)
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50,000 miles here too, countless cleanings and oilings. Never one problem.

Your statement is wrong. K&N won't clog your MAF, the oil does. Any oiled filter can do it. It is caused by over oiling and the oil dirtying it, or can be under oiled allowing dirt to dity it.
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it says right in the manual that comes with the air filter that you use a light coat of oil the you have to let the filter sit for a few hours. alot of people have the same problem. thats why ya have another filter that you can throw in while the other one is drying.
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I have 152,000 on my K&N in the Mazda with no problems. I also run them in my motorcycle and my wifes Saturn with no ill effect.
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Lesson learned, don't buy k&n.


over-react much?

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I was going to say that you blame the filter but it was the previous owner that you should blame. If you over oil it like everyone says you experienced first hand what the result is. This is a bad post becuse the filter is not to blame.
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I have had my K&N for as long as i have had my truck almost and i clean and oil it at every oil change and nothing has gone wrong yet so its not the product.
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I have had my K&N for as long as i have had my truck almost and i clean and oil it at every oil change and nothing has gone wrong yet so its not the product.
Its not the product its the reoiling process that gets ya. the bottle says to spray it until its pink in color. The misconception is once you spray it it turns pink then the oil soaks in, stop there. DONT oil it anymore, once is enough.
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50K on my MAC filter without problems. My Eclipse had a K&N for around 50K, and I also had zero issues. The Mitsubishi MAF is even more senseative to oil, as it counts vortexes in the airflow.

My guess is that yours had too much oil in it. People tend to go a little overboard when they re-oil them. You use a very very light coating.
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I got a microfiber filter, no oiling necessary.

I wouldn't think you would need a new MAF though, can't it be cleaned with some duster or something?
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Over 130000 on my 00 Ranger and I've ran nothing but an K&N And have cleaned and oiled it numerous times and not one problem.
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Well maybe the guy i baught it from did over oil it. For whatever reason the filter did not agree with my truck. If your having luck with it just keep using it, but there are some like me that choose not to.

I also did not have instructions or a box for it , just a filter given
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You choose not to because you don't want to learn the PROPER way to do it. That's your choice, like you said.
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Well there are some like me that choose not to.

that's cool. nice looking truck btw!!
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You choose not to because you don't want to learn the PROPER way to do it. That's your choice, like you said.
??? I didn't know there was some proper way, i was given a filter that was pre-oiled, and he said its ready to be used
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??? I didn't know there was some proper way, i was given a filter that was pre-oiled, and he said its ready to be used
Spray a light coat on, like one swipe if you were spraypainting and thats it around the whole filter. That is all that is needed.
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The directions it comes with are very simple. Well if you oil it to much it will leak and be sucked in BUT since the guy is a douche and said it was good to go, you don't seem to be at fault, but I don't think you should be so quick to judge the air filter for it seems to be a faulty technician rather than faulty equipment.
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I used too much oil one time also.. all i needed was some contact cleaner and a very soft brush
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jesus, obviously this product didnt work out for me, you guys dont have to rip me a new a$$hole. I dont feel im at fault for what happened
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I used too much oil one time also.. all i needed was some contact cleaner and a very soft brush
That does work sometimes.
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jesus, obviously this product didnt work out for me, you guys dont have to rip me a new a$$hole. I dont feel im at fault for what happened
Um yea.. NOBODY is blaming you for it, you clearly stated it was the old owner.

What they are saying is that YOU are blaming K&N NOT the OLD OWNER who is the one that over oiled it causing the problem. You are making it sound like its the filters fault it got over oiled... last I tryed my filter couldn't oil its self.

So... clean your filter, oil it the way its supposed to be, install and be happy. (basicly what Swoopy was saying)
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I just bought a k&n, good to know this...
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