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Hi guys

A friend of mine is getting me a K&N and since I've always heard about problems with the oil in these and our sensitive MAFs, I'm trying to see what the risk is, if it's worth using it.

Share your story, good or bad, and mileage with filter.

TIA

ps - Those of you that had to replace the MAF - did you try to clean it first?
 

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No Problems if properly oiled. Have an old filter ready when your going to clean the K&N. After cleaning I let my dry in a paper towel for a day. No Problems after 35k miles
 

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Re: (jdog)

Guess it's not as big a deal as I thought.

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Re: (S60R1)

if youre that worried, just put a new one on instead of oiling it lol. but yea, ive had oiled filters on 4 cars. never a problem if done right. and whats the worst that can happen? maf goes bad?
 

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Re: (xman03)

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I'm running AEM Dry Flow filter with no oil and no problems with MAF

+1 http://********************/smile/emthup.gif not sure they make one for a "stock" application though.
 

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I also run a high flow conical-style filter, but it's dry, so I wouldn't expect any issues with MAF malfunction.
 

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Re: (xman03)

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I'm running AEM Dry Flow filter with no oil and no problems with MAF
LOL!!! yea massave dry filter!!! that damn thing is bigger then John boys storys last night!!! Big foot!! LOL! BIG FOOT WTF!!! "i seen 8 big feet. i swair" 20 mins later back to the same stoy "NO i sweair i saw 6 big feet!!! im not lieing!!"

I got a K&N air filter with NO OIL! What! say somthing!! thats what i taught no need the dirt particals are so tinny they get burnt up befor it get to the turbo
but yea never oiled it. im on my 3rd car runnin K&N air filter all 3 volvos and never had a maf problem.

Oo yea K&N went in at 30k and i got 75 now
 

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Re: (VolvokidS60R)

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LOL!!! yea massave dry filter!!! that damn thing is bigger then John boys storys last night!!! Big foot!! LOL! BIG FOOT WTF!!! "i seen 8 big feet. i swair" 20 mins later back to the same stoy "NO i sweair i saw 6 big feet!!! im not lieing!!"

I got a K&N air filter with NO OIL! What! say somthing!! thats what i taught no need the dirt particals are so tinny they get burnt up befor it get to the turbo
but yea never oiled it. im on my 3rd car runnin K&N air filter all 3 volvos and never had a maf problem.

Oo yea K&N went in at 30k and i got 75 now

ROFL...there's something seriously wrong with you!!
 

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Re: (T5 for Life)

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ROFL...there's something seriously wrong with you!!

No but secersley my buddy john boy was over and so was xman and jjohn boy wuld not shot up about big foot for real crazyest night in long time
 

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Re: Poll For Those With High Flow Airfilters (S60R1)

A new MAF sensor will run you about $250. If I were you I'd spend your money on the IPD intake system (non-oiled filter) and eliminate the risk.
 

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Re: Poll For Those With High Flow Airfilters (LouisvilleSlugger)

IMHO failure of MAF is another myth, if done properly, not soaked in oil it will not damage MAF. So far 35 votes , 1 failure
 

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Re: Poll For Those With High Flow Airfilters (s140s)

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IMHO failure of MAF is another myth, if done properly, not soaked in oil it will not damage MAF. So far 35 votes , 1 failure

I haven't heard of anyone having problems either until I came to SS, but it seemed that some did report MAF failures with oiled filters, so I figured better safe than sorry. As someone else posted, MAF's ain't cheap, though IIRC I've found some as cheap as ~$150, but still not something I want to replace as often as an air filter.

I've used K&N in past as well. I don't want to be rude to my friend so I'll use it, but I'm gona dry it up a bit for a couple of days before, juuuust in case


Thanks for the votes guys!
 

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Made it 54000 before the MAF gave up, I like the DIY cleaning idea, seen here on the forum.
 

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Re: (GrahamsV70R)

You wont need to clean the MAF unless you oil the poop out of the filter. 120,000 miles frequent cleaning of the filter with original MAF. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 
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