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Old 09-14-2007, 03:04 PM
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Question about DIY intake and K&N filter

I'm building a DIY intake, I have all the parts, and I just picked up a K&N cone filter for a good deal... However, I've had a comment from one member that K&N might not be all they're cracked up to be filter-wise? Is it the intake kits that allow dirt to get in the engine or the filters themselves not being good enough?

Any help would be great-I can take it back easily and get the Napa filter, or whichever filter y'all recommend as best!

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Old 09-14-2007, 03:07 PM
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ive heard its the filters... they let in too much particles that can harm your turbo...
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:25 PM
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Its usually that unless they are cleaned and reoiled on a regular basis - they sometimes dust the turbo and engine...

if you have one you can use it, but have to MAKE SURE you keep it clean and oiled!
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:32 PM
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Sounds like I'll take it back! I can keep it clean and oiled, but I don't want to be worrying about it..is it clean enough, did I oil it enough, etc. etc. I get anal like that!

So-if I continue with my goal of having a 'better than the paper element filter' for my DIY intake, what would be best? Or is the paper element good enough? Seems like it wouldn't flow well?

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Old 09-14-2007, 03:34 PM
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Actully the paper will flow lots of air. More air then you can pull from a stock turbo and stock injectors.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:38 PM
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Well I'll be.. I never woulda thunk it! Still, any gain from using a 'superfilter'? I like the idea of a reusable filter cuz I'm a cheap bastid and don't wanna spend 47 bucks when it's time for a new filter!
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:42 PM
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You can get them lots cheaper I paid right around 30 bucks give or take a few bucks. Plus remember you have to buy the re-oil kit thats not free
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:45 PM
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Good point.. I'll start looking for a better price. Thirty isn't much more than the stock filter at the places 'round here!
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:48 PM
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Pm dieselman77 he carries the filters and see what he can get you set up for
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The Baldwin PA2818 is the best filter you can get and it costs less than $40. A new engine can cost anywhere from $4000-$12000 so cheap bastids like us would be much better off with a filter we can have peace of mind with and spend the ~$36 every year or two to make sure the engine stays happy. Also inspect the hoses for cracks and fit. Take a look : Shutterfly | Slideshow
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