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post #1 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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K & N air intakes

Alright guys, so last year I bought a k&n intake thinking it was going to be a great mod for my truck... wrong. 6 months ago I went to replace my turbo and was astonished at what I discovered. My intake tube was covered in dust and "soot" and my turbo was ruined... Was my turbo ruined because of the intake? Not sure. I have noticed a lot of threads about intakes and just wanted to put in my 2 cents. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had this problem. 6637 for sure.
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A K&N is an oil based filter, without proper maintenance (keeping it wet) they let alot of debris threw. Dry filters are defiantly the way to go...


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Yep. Another one bites the dust. Pun intended.

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Typical of cleanable filters...get a Tymar or do the DIY correctly.
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"Properly Maintained" or not, any Oil & Gauze filter will let too much dirt into your engine...
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-07-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Yep lol, I found out the hard way.
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Just curious, how many miles did you drive since you went with the K and N and what type of conditions? Was it all regular streets or do you frequent logging roads/off road?
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Interested to know that as well. What kind of conditions did you drive through? I have one on my truck back home and im curious to know how bad its going to be.,
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also how was the turbo ruined? PIcs? blades all dinged up or rounded?
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