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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 04:23 PM
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Something that disturbs me about K&N's filters. You take a new filter and run air flow tests against other filters. K&N has more airflow. now pull that filter and hold it up to light. there are tiny pin holes all in the filter where the media just doesn't seal off the dirt (In my opinion).

So I called K&N about this. they asked how often I cleaned it. I said I cleaned -not long back...
-Well, how much dirt is on it?
-None... I just cleaned it.
-well, you need about 1/8" of dirt for it to plug those holes and filter the air.

Is it just me, or is there a contradiction there???? and what's the Air flow rate when plugged with dirt at 1/8" thick????

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