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Old 07-06-2010, 11:42 AM
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K&N intake or not?

I have a K&N cold air intake and was wondering what this is doing for my engine? Check engine light was on this week and Ford said it is related to the K&N,BUT it has been on the truck for 64,000 miles and hasent had any problems before.They just sold me the truck with a $2,500.00 extended warranty should I have them install the factory system to protect my warranty?
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To protect your turbo, replace that kit. You can use a OE system, or something like the AFE filter system .
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NOT. If you really want an AM intake get S&B.
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Love my AFE
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I personally love the fact that my K&N gives me hp/tq and it is a hell of a lot cheaper to clean the intake filter than to keep buying those stock donaldson filters.

I also don't go mudding or really anything else that would throw crud all over my filter. And I check it regularly.
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How often did you change the OEM filter? They should be good for about 30-50K, depending where you drive (dirt roads).
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How often did you change the OEM filter? They should be good for about 30-50K, depending where you drive (dirt roads).

not for nothing its still 65 bucks every 30k when you can clean most intake kits.
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I have a K&N cold air intake and was wondering what this is doing for my engine? Check engine light was on this week and Ford said it is related to the K&N,BUT it has been on the truck for 64,000 miles and hasent had any problems before.They just sold me the truck with a $2,500.00 extended warranty should I have them install the factory system to protect my warranty?
I have seen many comments on another forum saying specifically K&N filters are the worst because they supposedly release a lot of the oil and it screws up the turbo (dont know if this is an urban legend) . I have seen an article that discussed tests that K&N did to respond to the accusation that their filters cause check engine lights. Their testing did not show any negative impact on the engine. I also seem to remember seeing that K&N guarantees that their filters will not damage your engine. Not sure how accurate this info is but you could probably contact K&N on that.

As for the warranty issue, look into the Magnuson (Ive seen it spelled with two Ss too)-Moss Act. Basically the dealer/Ford has to show that the aftermarket part caused any damage/failure. I think K&N will help you with this if the dealer tries to deny coverage due to having one of their intakes
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