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Old 08-22-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question RE-oiling K&N?

I recently cleaned my K&N panel air filter and re-oiled it.

Question: Can you OVER-oil them?

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Old 08-22-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes.
The excess will leak out of the air box and make a "dirt-magnet" mess by the ABS module also an excessive oil film will coat the MAF, intake , and throttle body...in all not good.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's why I didn't put it back in. Follow up question....Should I/Can I just rewash it and oil it less?

Or do I need to go and buy another filter element, cause I suck at the re-oiling?

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Old 08-22-2003, 04:10 PM   #4
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Just rewash it.

Lightly 'season' the panel with oil to a faint pink hue, just enough to provide some adherence of the dust particles. As well as what Albert stated, too much will also reduce your efficiency (HP and MPG) due to increased resistence to air flow. Too little spray may be evident if the engine oil (on the dipstick) appears to be a little dirtier than expected.

Remember, these are supposed to be lower resistence than the stock (paper) panel, which essentially means they will not filter the air as well as the paper. It's a matter of balance.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:12 PM   #5
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Having said that, some folks don't rewash theirs --- buying new each time --- to each their own.
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those people have too damn much money and should do better things with it....
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