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Wanted some long term feedback on the K&N air filters since the thread I followed was posted in 2008.

So what brand of air filters do you and your cars prefer and have a preference on? Pros and cons of them would be great. Thanks.
 

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Stock air filters are inexpensive and work well. K&N oiled filters have worked well for many but have caused MAF contamination issues for more than a few. I had one and replaced it with a stock filter.

In NA cars there is no performance gain that I have seen documented. In turbo cars, with a tune there are generally no performance gains to be had on the intake.
 

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Save your money and your engine. Stay with stock. K&N filters flow a little more air, but a lot more dirt.
 

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I heard from reviews that K&N filters cause damage to MAF sensors because people over-oil them. Hmmm... maybe stay away from it to be safe.

I just got overwhelmed by the fact it doesn't need to be replaced.

Quick question: does anybody do anything 'secret' to their air filters to make it last longer? Like keeping the material from wearing out as fast, (i.e. cleaning it every week, or putting a few drops of ?).
 

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You do not touch the OEM air filter. It will last under normal conditions well into 10 to 12K miles.
 

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Air filters are cheap I replace mine in my drivers once a year as for making them last a little longer just blow them out with some air when you change your oil . As a few members have stated K&N flow a bit better but the oil is the killer and most people don't service them like they recommend
 
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