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Old 12-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I use K&N and have never had any problems with them, we have a K&N in my dad's mercedes 190 E and it's got over 55 thoushand miles on it and it just now needs it's first cleaning

I'd also suggest Amsoil filters I don't use them but i've heard nothing but good things

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Old 01-09-2010, 02:45 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Domman56 View Post
I use K&N and have never had any problems with them, we have a K&N in my dad's mercedes 190 E and it's got over 55 thoushand miles on it and it just now needs it's first cleaning [...]
Got ya beat!

A couple of months ago, I decided to get my '83 Honda 250 ATC running.

I swear the following is the truth...

I bought this Honda ATC new in '83. I installed a Mugen 300 top-end kit and K&N filter, and used it in Open-class ATC Desert Racing for 2 years. After that, I mostly used it to run around in the Glamis (California) sand dunes, for about 10 years. Since then, it's been sitting in my garage.

Anyway, back to the story... I thought I'd better clean my K&N filter (since it was over 25 years old) and guess what?!?!? It cleaned up perfectly! I oiled it up, and the &$%# thing is still working like a champ!

Unbelievable, but true!
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:22 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Krap & Noise

How many forums do you guys follow or read?
It's the same thing everywhere. Some poster gets all excited with butt-dyno results and the 35 posts later....... NOISE NOISE NOISE.
Why do those of you with your 1 personal - non- tested, non- validated experiences feel the need to try and Kram this Noise down our neck???

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Old 01-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #34 (permalink)
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The best air filter is the one with the most surface area. This usually means a cheap 1 time use paper filter with lots of very dense and very tall pleats. For BMW/Benz/Volvos I stick to Mann or Mahle. Reusable foam filters generally allow way too much dirt through for little or no flow benefit. They try to promote the whole reusable aspect of these filters but when a paper filter costs $7-12 ever 15k-20k miles, do you really want to be driving around with a 100k mile old 'reusable filter'?

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