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Old 07-09-2005, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok like 5 questions?
What is it?
What does it do?
And how do you do it
and what are the advantages/disadvantages?


sorry I heard about it being a free mod, so my poorness got my all exctied lol
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good article, and explains a lot

Makes me reconsider when buying K&N and other brand filters in the future.

But HKS Honeycomb filters look so damn good under that bonnet so it's a must

But if i ever install a HKS Honeycomb filter, i will keep the original filterbox and everything so that on track (not showoff) days i will install it and perform better
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K&N Filters reduce flow? Right...

That's the first and probably last time I'll ever hear that! There have been thouands of Dyno Pulls that show an increase in BHp when switching TO a K&N, and this one guy all by himself is right in saying they work worse than a regular filter? Not likely!

Oh! Oh! This just in, Synthetic Oil robs Horsepower from your engine - Conventional Oil makes more power! One test proves it...

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actually, I've heard quite a few tuning shops including I think ICS Peformance doesn't like K&N. I personally have a K&N filter and have nothing else on my CAI since I bought it, so I can't complain.
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yeah they say that ITG filters are supposed to be way better. FYI those are the filters on conforti intakes.
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A lot of turbo(diesel) guys will tell you to stay away from K&N filters too. They have other concerns about turbo though. If you wash it and improperly re-oil it you can have problems.
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The biggest complaints I've seen on cotton gauze filters (K&N style) are in extremely dirty applications, such as off-roading and rally sport. The quantity of dirt is more than the filter can handle, so the filter clogs easily. In street use, the cotton gauze receives magnificent marks from most all after-market retailers, including Bavarian Auto, Turner Motorsport and Active Autowerkes. Turner and M3 websites carry the Conforti with the foam filters. I've never heard anything bad about these filters either.

Bottom line, the rumors about cotton gauze filters ruining engines are just that, rumors. Experience and testing by professionals proves otherwise, regardless of what ONE person might have experienced.

And yes, over oiling the cotton gauze, especially in a computer-controlled BMW with a mass airflow sensor, will result in oil being pulled into the airline, covering the sensor and throwing off your A/F ratio.
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