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Old 12-29-2007, 12:25 AM
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oiled air filters bad?

I keep hearing all this stuff about oiled air filters... are they really that bad?
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:32 AM
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I suggest that every one that has one should look very closely for tiny dust trails in their intake hoses and decide for themselves. I personally have seen two trucks with K&N large cone style filters and both had dust trails. I have also seen several factory trucks with dust trails. Spend you money how you want but I have done several DIY intakes for under $40 and have never seen any signs of dust in them. A new engine can cost $6,000-$12,000, it cost me $4,000 in just parts to build mine myself after dusting.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:35 AM
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Wow, thats good to know... I just put an AFE stage 2 inake on my truck, I'll definitely have to keep an eye on that
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The best way to check is to do a $20 oil analysis. Blackstone is one company. That will tell you if you are sucking dirt and a lot of other information about engine wear or lack thereof and oil performance. By the time you see dirt streaks, it may be too late.
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The biggest thing with any air filter, make sure it is installed correctly and is sealed properly. If you use a K&N or similar filter, make sure that if you reoil the filter not to overdo it and DON'T put oil on the inside of the filter.
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