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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 10:39 PM
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K&N Filter Woes

My truck's a '97 Z71 with the Vortec 350. I cleaned and re-oiled my K&N filter today after only 20,000miles. It got dirty fast since I've been running without the cold-air boxes top (lots more power). The instructions said they are easy to "over-oil" and I sure did. Oil poured out all over the work-bench while it was soaking. So I wiped the worst of it off and installed it back on the truck since I had to drive it. Anyone think the extra oil can do any damage? It runs just fine, even better actually since the filter is cleaner, but I wonder about the extra oil f**king up the sensors, etc if it gets sucked in.

Thanks! Matt

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 08:53 AM
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Re: K&N Filter Woes

I think if you let it soak in and most of the excess run off of it you should be fine.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 11:40 AM
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Re: K&N Filter Woes

seems to me that as light as K&N oil is, whatever got sucked in got burned off in the first mile or so...problem solved...ya think?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 06:31 PM
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Re: K&N Filter Woes

I don't have personal experience with this, as my truck is a TBI, but I have heard that some folks who overoiled their K&N filters did experience problems with their mass air flow sensors. Getting the oil down to a proper level prior to installing the filter would be wise.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 07:50 PM
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Re: K&N Filter Woes

Thanks for everyone's input. The mass air-flow sensor and temperature sensors are my biggest worry since they're right in the air tube after the filter. I have driven it for ~30 miles so far both easy and hard driving and haven't noticed any problems. If anything comes up I'll be sure to post it here!

Matt

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