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Old 03-05-2009, 12:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
"there a popular mod to make a "homemade air intake". And a lot of people are getting better mileage"... yeah right.

The stock style paper ones, whatever one happens to be on sale, are what my stuff gets. Although, really, my stuff is on a 80,000 mile change out schedule. Not that they need to be changed then, but just out of guilt.

P.S. Almost all my vehicles have over 100,000M... one has 270,000M... so the evidence points to effective filtering right?
Same here. I did try a K&N once, and noticed a bit snappier acceleration, but no difference in mpg, so I went back to paper because they appear to filter better. Only the Celeb has about 180k, everything else in my driveway has around 250k, so paper ones must work just fine. Also I could buy paper filters for the life of the car for the price of the K&N, and then you've still got to get the re-oiling kit.

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