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Forum: 1993-2002

  • Topic: K&N air filter
  • Started by Littlewing Oct 3, 2009 at 7:06 am
  • Last post by Silver_Shark83 Nov 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm
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  1. #1 Oct 3, 2009 at 7:06 am

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    On my 99 I put in a K&N air filter about 3 or 4 years ago and about 3 months ago the transmission had a burp between 1st & 2nd and maybe about 20% less power. frown image My mech.has had it and found that the K&N air filter was giving off an oil that was messing up my mass air flow and burnt out 2 lower oxygen censors.He replaced all 3 and now everything is all better. biggrin image Has anyone ever heard of this? confused image
     

     

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  2. #2 Oct 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

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    bunch of crap. How many miles does your K&N have on it? It sounds to me like he just wanted a reason why they went bad. Mass air flow and O2 sensor fail all the time. If the maf has been bad or sending the wrong reading for any amount of time then that could have caused the O2's to go bad. Did you have the car at the dealer when they told you this? Also when is the last time you oiled the filter? there is a very small chance if you over oiled it that could happen. But there a better chance if it wasn't at the dealer that they throw parts at it until it was fixed. Then they gave you this great story about how a filter thats been there for years caused the problem. I've worked in this field long enough to know a lot of shady stuff goes on. And long enough to know most newer car should be left to people that went to school for them (unless being modded). That isn't saying that every dealership or every tech at a dealership is worth going to.

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  3. #3 Oct 9, 2009 at 7:25 am

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    I did have this problem also, it is case of the oil in the filter to heavy and causing small particals to stick to the sensor.
     

     

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  4. #4 Oct 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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    Thanks guys thumbsup image , it's just I had no idea scratchchin image what was causing my problem.She's doing real mighty fine now. convertible image steeringwheel image banana image
     

     

    99 TA owners David & Nancy Betz
  5. #5 Oct 31, 2009 at 1:29 am

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    good to hear she's running smooth now smile image but i don't know if you know this or not, but it's good to clean your MAF every now and then with carb cleaner, because even with a regular air filter it'll still get dirty and that'll rob some power from your car. of course as far as the K&N air filter goes, in my opinion it's the best out there smile image
     

     

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  6. #6 Nov 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

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    I've used K&N filters in quite a few vehicles, (have one under the SLP lid on the Hawk) and have never had a problem but have heard of many who have. The oil coats the MAF sensor as others have said. Be careful not to over oil it, and make sure it's nice and soaked in before you drive. The carb cleaner might be ok, but I would use electronics cleaner available in most parts stores now as that little bugger is quite sensitive. Hope to see you and little wing on the run next year!
     

     

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  7. #7 Nov 2, 2009 at 6:06 am

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by Devilbird  I've used K&N filters in quite a few vehicles, (have one under the SLP lid on the Hawk) and have never had a problem but have heard of many who have. The oil coats the MAF sensor as others have said. Be careful not to over oil it, and make sure it's nice and soaked in before you drive. The carb cleaner might be ok, but I would use electronics cleaner available in most parts stores now as that little bugger is quite sensitive. Hope to see you and little wing on the run next year!
     

     

    99 TA owners David & Nancy Betz
  8. #8 Nov 2, 2009 at 6:09 am

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    Thanks thumbsup image I think I am a little more educated now on the K&N . scratchchin image
     

     

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  9. #9 Nov 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by Devilbird  I've used K&N filters in quite a few vehicles, (have one under the SLP lid on the Hawk) and have never had a problem but have heard of many who have. The oil coats the MAF sensor as others have said. Be careful not to over oil it, and make sure it's nice and soaked in before you drive. The carb cleaner might be ok, but I would use electronics cleaner available in most parts stores now as that little bugger is quite sensitive. Hope to see you and little wing on the run next year!


    cool i never thought of that. i'll use the electronics sensor the next time i clean the MAF sensor.
     

     

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  10. #10 Nov 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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    Glad to hear the issue is resolved!
    I have K&N in the Shark, and have for years...no worries, but also a 3rd Gen.
    My SUV has the stock filters always has, and the sensor went out...
    It sucks when stuff goes wrong, glad you are rolling!
    Cheers
    Shark~
     

     

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