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Intake question

I put this (K&N 57-2530 Fuel Injection Performance Kit Gen2 Air Intake Kit ) intake on my truck about 6 months ago, but after reading post on here I can seem to figure out if this was a good choice. Is this a good intake and do I need to oil it?

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I have the AFE version on mine. Pretty much identical, and it came with the truck when I got it.
It works great and it pulls in a great amount of air. However, I've noticed it does need to be cleaned more often.
But with the ZooDad mod, it works absolutely great (IMO)
But when I clean and re-oil the filter - I just lightly oil it, I don't saturate it, and I've seen no issues.



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K&N is Junk...sorry, best flowing and filtering kit is a Tymar
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ya k and n is like 5 layers.
every other brand i think is 8 layers.
atleast my s and b is.

just ordered my dad a 6637 intake for fathers day =)

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Will other brand filters fit the K&N tube and housing?

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Intake options

I'm not sure about the K&N alternatives, when I bought my '02 it came with a K&N in the stock housing (with a back up to swap). I've worked in the diesel truck industry for years and generally speaking, K&N looks good and produces some impressive airflow numbers but from a filtration standpoint it is questionable.

The standard answer to how long my diesel engine should last is "a teaspoon of dust". I've seen too many dusted engines to be entirely comfortable with how thin the filtration media is between the screens, oiled or not. I just picked up the conversion kit to the PowerCore filter with the cold air duct to pull from the front, and the foam sock to pull from the fenderwell. I'll be installing shortly, along with the oversized CAC from a newer 6.0.

I'll post with pic's when I complete the install.

BTW, I found the kit with filter, housing, restriction indicator, battery tray, snorkel and battery blanket for less than 2bills.
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Leave your filter alone. Its fine.

All the oiled gauze filters have a 5 layer filter, they have upgrades to dry and 7 layer but your fine.

Good lord some people love to throw up material that was force fed them...

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CSIPSD - Wow, that wasn't just a little condescending.

I haven't been "force fed" anything. My opinion comes from working in the heavy truck / diesel engine industry for the past 16 years or so. If you don't agree with it, share yours and move on...

I've been running the K&N since I got the truck in '07 and have only had the filter restriction indicator show service needed twice... hmmm, maybe it isn't filtering as much dirt as it should. I'll give up a little cfm's for better filtration.

If you're drinking the K&N kool-aid by the gallon maybe you should check your post-filter intake plumbing for dirt trails.
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