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Old 04-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #15
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Kota, could you please post a link to your install information? I could not find it using search...

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Old 04-26-2015, 04:56 PM   #16
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I used an K&N in New jersey for several years. Went out west and then up into Canada. Looked at it when I got into Canada and can honestly say I did not find anything larger than a gran of sand in my turbo intake pipe. Now that said I did not want sand in my turbo intake pipe so I immediately bought a stock filter and replaced the K&N.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:19 PM   #17
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Ah, the ole K&N filter debate. I've run K&N for years. I have the Banks K&N type on the MH, I run it dry. A K&N on my F150, run it dry. K&N filters on my Polaris RZR and my Honda quad, I run both of them oiled.

At the ranch property where I ride the ATVs, it is so dusty in the summer that it's difficult to see 10 feet in front if one is riding in a group. Burning Man was a great trial for the Banks filter.

I will always run K&Ns.


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Old 04-26-2015, 07:00 PM   #18
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I'm sold on these new PowerCore filters as a way of improving airflow and providing filtration that manufacturers of very expensive turbo diesels have selected. They make it nearly impossible to get contamination in the intake during service. It a good design if you have the room to install the box. Fortunately, the 360 diesel has the room. Poor service practices and neglect will cause damage with any type of filter. Also keep in mind that those living in moist climates with lots of green have a lot less dust than dry climates.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:36 PM   #19
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A good filter should clog all the way up before allowing dirt to enter.

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Old 04-26-2015, 07:48 PM   #20
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I've heard the dirtier a K&N gets, the better it filters.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #21
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I've heard the dirtier a K&N gets, the better it filters.
I'm praying that you're being sarcastic when stating that.......yes a filter will not let dirt go through once plugged....but it's not going to let any bloody air go through either.

I do run the stock K&N but I cleaned it in soap and water, inspected the filter material for holes and oiled it for good measure. I have seen a dry K&N with no filter material in front of a turbo Isuzu, and the picture was scary, with the turbo vanes practically worn down to nothing by sand and grit, requiring a new turbo.

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Old 04-26-2015, 09:11 PM   #22
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K&N, they're like Nike and other name brands living on their name alone, but their products, aren't what they used to be.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:36 PM   #23
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Here's the oil analysis.

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Old 04-28-2015, 06:54 PM   #24
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The K&N works on a different theory of operation than a paper filter.

A paper filter is essentially a screen - its purpose is to keep chunks larger than X size out of your engine. Those chunks pile up on the surface of the filter, requiring it to be changed or at least cleaned.

The K&N filter is a viscous impingement filter. The air flowing through makes several sharp turns. The dirt specs, being heavier than air, don't navigate the turn and swing wide into a sticky oily wall. They remain stuck in the oil until washed off at the next service interval.

If you run a K&N un-oiled then, you're loosing the benefit - hence the croaked Isuzu turbo.
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K&N allows engines to breather easier because their media is more open and less restrictive than media which filters better.

Some K&N users understand that and OIL their K&Ns to increase the collection-rate of dirt. Understandably, this reduces the air-flow of the K&N thereby partially defeating the original intent of a less-restrictive media.

I subscribe to the theory that the OEM spent a lot of time and money developing a filter which
1) Keeps as much dirt as possible out of the engine in order to assure it gets to the 100K warranty period.
2) Is large enough to accommodate and exceed the natural restrictions a filter must incur to be effective, and also allow the engine to breathe easy so the owner will be pleased with performance and become a repeat-customer.

Aftermarket Products are not responsible for OEM warranty work and can disregard any obligations related to that matter.

Asking bubba what he thinks about his Aftermarket Product, which he's already spent his hard-earned money on, is akin to asking him if he was a Fool for the expenditure. You might as well ask him about his wife/girlfriend when she's standing right next to him.

I use OEM recommended products on my vehicles.
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A very deep thought Dean, coming from a man who worries about when it's going to rain next, and by how much. Hopefully you get enough rain to help out with fire season.

How's the new coach and when do we see a new thread/blog from you about her.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:41 PM   #28
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As Confucius once said; "Oh well".

..."new coach" ? I'm waiting for you to sell me your 31'.

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A very deep thought Dean, coming from a man who worries about when it's going to rain next, and by how much. Hopefully you get enough rain to help out with fire season.

How's the new coach and when do we see a new thread/blog from you about her.

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