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k&n air filter...whos got one?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bear, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. bear

    bear Registered Member

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    Should I invest the money? Any truth to the claim of increased horsepower? I know they last longer than a regular filter......what sort of maintenance is involved? Any help appreciated, as always! /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    I've got one.

    I have noticed a power and throttle repsonse increase in my Blazer. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif


    I have NOT noticed a difference in my "other" car. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    German engineering...??? /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  3. 6.2L Jimmy

    6.2L Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I installed one in my Diesel Jimmy and I noticed an absolute immediate difference in h.p and throttle response and I also removed th factory cold air induction system and replaced it with 4-inch aluminum dryer hose and I am very satisfied with the combination of the two changes made.Go for it....it works. Hope this helps. and K&N sells a cleaning kit for the filter and you usually clean it once a year ...depending what you do with it and where you go with the rig (excessive dust). I would clean it every 6 months or so. Hope this helps. I freaked out over the difference and you can actually hear more air just being sucked into the engine.
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    Mike
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    I notice I only have to clean it every 6 months where I was ahving to replace a paper about every 2 trail rides from getting plugged up with dust. Hell I stuffed a paper so full 2 years ago at Dixie run that I had to stop and buy a new one before heading home.
    Might also look at eh AmsOil filters. About the Same price and suposidly better filtering. I think it also comes with a foam prefilter.
     
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    One other thing, one of the toyota guys was running a K&N on the beach. Long story short, he found sound in the engine, and he blames the K&N for NOT filtering the really light sand that flies around. He found it in the engine intake before and AFTER the K&N, and in the oil....

    Not sure what happened to the motor.

    For this reason, I change to paper when I hit dust and sand.
     
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    I have one in my Sub...

    I initially purchased it solely for the fact it is reusable. The increased throttle response and HP I noticed a little, but that is a benny for me.

    I had one in my '86 5.0 Mustang years ago with the same results.

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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I've got 'em in everything I own. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif But I also use their filter sealing grease on the rubber seals, to make extra sure that nothing sneaks past there...
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    That happened to a guy here with a toyota. Sand in the engine. I run a K&N and have not had the same problem.
     
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    If you do a lot of wheeling in mud or sand get a pre filter.
     
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    I got one in my truck and I definitely felt a difference, you can hear the carb sucking the air.
     
  11. bear

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    thanks for the info guys........I was stopping by the parts shop anyway so I'll pick one up on the way home tonight!
     

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