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I have a 2K bull w/all the trimmings
no mods just K&Ndrop in.Wife avgs 220 in city at empty.
I think it works,however when I go to my http://www.ford-trucks.com/ site for my f-150 those guys are pretty intense about their blatant dislike for k&n filters.
I was wondering haveyou guys had any probs with theK&N drop in? I know both sites are Ford drivers but the views are way different on the uses of the filterthe biggest beef is the oil being sucked into the intake and you can imagine the the rest!
 

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IF your vehicle is still under warranty and IF you take it to a dealership for any warranty, would advise you to put in the original filter, or at least a paper filter. The Taurus owners manual specifically states NOT to use oil impregnated air filters as it will void any warranties. Whether or not to use oil impregnated filters has been a long standing argument. I've used them before in other vehicles and have never had a problem; however, I never really noticed any improvement in horsepower, mileage, etc. To me, it's just another gimmick to sell you something to make you THINK you get more mileage, horsepower, etc. I can think of other things to spend $50 on besides a filter that would void a warranty and cause me to spend possbily hundreds of dollars to get something fixed when it would have been taken care of at no cost under warranty.
 
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I have had my K & N on my 01 for the last 16k miles without an issue. (Never cleaned it either
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They are perfectly safe, but when you are cleaning it, DO NOT OVER-OIL THE FILTER or your MAF will be coated with K&N filter oil. You can always clean it off with electrical contact cleaner but you don't want to harm the MAF, that's an expensive one, and you definitely don't want a dealer to see oily residues down your intake. Cause then they will void your warranty seven ways from sunday.
 
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Originally posted by mikehawk@Jan 13 2004, 09:46 AM
Check out the k&n FAQ's. They're perfectly safe, and they say their filter won't void any warrantees no matter what the owner's manual says.

http://knfilters.com/faq.htm

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http://knfilters.com/facts.htm
very good links, thanks for the info - that definitely gives me some peace of mind. now, the question is, what will they say about my FSTB, SFC's and Flowmaster. Not to mention my chip once I get it programmed and installed.
I shouldn't have purchased an ESP.
 

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Talking about K & N air filters is like talking about motor oil ...everyone has an opinion.

I personally do not use oiled air filters, and that is because I drive Fords. The potential for MAF contamination with oiled filters is real. Ford MAF sensors are a "hot wire" design and the filaments inside can reach temperatures of 500 degrees or more. So even a microscopic amount of oil hitting them can cause irreparable damage, especially over time. And despite what K & N says, their filters do not trap the dirt as well as good conventional paper/fiber filters.

Just my .02
 

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I'd bet money that half the paper filters coming out in favor of K&N are coated with dust and at least 10K overdue. Ironic.
 

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Actually, you should clean your MAF sensor regardless of whether you use a K&N or not. A dirty MAF will cause a severe deterioration of engine performance. I have my K&N in my mustang for 18 months and no problems. I just haven't taken my lazy a** to the store to buy one for the sable.
 

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If you lightly oil the one side only after cleaning, you shouldn't have any problem with your K&N or any other type of oil impregnate filter. Oil has never gotten on my MAF sensor. More oil is sucked in from the crankcase hoses than anything. So this crap about the warrenty being void is BS.

A K&N filter is far better than a standard paper filter. The oil is like WD-40, it dissipates water the same way WD-40 does.
 

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Originally posted by mykej27@Jan 14 2004, 12:30 PM
If you lightly oil the one side only after cleaning, you shouldn't have any problem with your K&N or any other type of oil impregnate filter. Oil has never gotten on my MAF sensor. More oil is sucked in from the crankcase hoses than anything. So this crap about the warrenty being void is BS.

A K&N filter is far better than a standard paper filter. The oil is like WD-40, it dissipates water the same way WD-40 does.
I dunno about your car but my crankcase hoses are connected in after the MAF. So it's not going through the sampling tube at all.
 

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Originally posted by jason8225+Jan 13 2004, 11:42 AM-->QUOTE (jason8225 @ Jan 13 2004, 11:42 AM)
<!--QuoteBegin-mikehawk
@Jan 13 2004, 09:46 AM
Check out the k&n FAQ's.  They're perfectly safe, and they say their filter won't void any warrantees no matter what the owner's manual says.

http://knfilters.com/faq.htm

and

http://knfilters.com/facts.htm
very good links, thanks for the info - that definitely gives me some peace of mind. now, the question is, what will they say about my FSTB, SFC's and Flowmaster. Not to mention my chip once I get it programmed and installed.
I shouldn't have purchased an ESP. [/b]
You have nothing to worry about with suspension mods, as long as you do not lower it. STB and SFCs will actually keep future problems from happening, so you should nto get hassled for that. Same thing with the Flowmaster. That is not hurting anything in the engine. They will not deny a claim because you have a Flowmaster. A chip on the other hand, that will get you into some trouble. Make sure you take it out for any warranty claims.
 
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