Ken gave me one in 1975 and it always worked great.Ken new what he was doing.
2005 Chev 5.3 Supercharged 395HP 425 T hp. Two wheels on front, 2 on back. one seat, tint windows. front and rear bumpers, headlights, windows. Door on each side. Heater, floor mats, 6 Reese candy bars, junk behind seats, some dirt. Pulls so hard.
Why all this talk about oil analysis? The air that is supposed to be filtered goes in the intake, on top of the piston and out the exhaust. Only a very small amount of blow by gasses gets past the rings. Even the PCV system doesn't move all that much air through it.
They do not filter as well as OEM paper, but some OEM designs are very restrictive. Luckily both my vehicles have stock filters that can handle significant motor power upgrades before becoming an issue.
A lot of the reported MAF issues aren't from dirt; they are from incorrect oiling. Too much oil and it gets on the sensor.
Oil analysis will show up a wear pattern if an execessive amount of silica shows up in your oil. This letter was sent to Blackstone labs. (not from me)
Here is what Blackstone has to say about it:
Blackstone labs wrote:
I am using a K&N air filter because I thought they were good but I want long engine life. I read that these filters allow small particulate matter in. Will an oil analysis from you show if the air filter is doing a good job of protecting the engine? Thank you
I got the following reply:
K&N filters are good filters and it should work well for you. If
there's an air filtration problem though, it will indeed show up on the report.
~ Too many freaks & not enough circuses ~
"Life is not tried ~ it is merely survived ~ if you're standing
outside the fire"
I believe what the manufacturer believes. Their warranty page says their million mile warranty does not cover your engine even if the filter causes the damage. It "might" cover the filter if you keep the original box and send it to them so they can determine if the want to send you a new filter. The lowly Fram's warranty states that it will cover your engine if the filter causes damage. Fram and Wix both paid up when their oil filters causes catastrophic engine failures in some Cummins Rams back in the early '90s. Many people use Fram and Wix as well as K&N with good results. I personally don't see any benefit so I used Mopar and Purolator, now Motorcraft. Until I see my engine starving for air, I see no need to run anything else. Y'all can use a sock if ya wont to.
'10 F250 XLT CC SB 5.4L 5spdTS 3.73
ex '95 Cummins,'98 12v Cummins,'01.5 Cummins,'03 Cummins; '05 Hemi
'07 KZ Jag 28JFSS.
I have the Airaid cold air intake on my 2006 Dmax (it came like that) Can anyone tell me if there is any difference in the Airaid Cleaner and Oiler Kit or can I use the K&N cleaner kit on Airaid filter? What is in the cleaner?
2006 GMC 3500 4x4 Duramax/Allison SRW LB CC Helwig Sway Bars, Bilstein Shocks, Firestone airbags, Airraid CAI, Lightforce driving lights.
2012 Arctic Fox 990 Torklift tie downs, Fast guns, Foxlanding, 2500 Onan gennie