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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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K&N Air Filter, Does it make an improvement? 1.6L 16valve

I'm wondering if a K&N air filter makes a noticeable improvement on a 1997 1.6L 16valve Suzuki engine in a 4 door tracker? Or similar engine experiance...

I want to find out whether there is a significant improvement before I commit the money to a K&N, and also commit to "washing & Re-oiling" work.
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imho yes it does. may not be a huge increase, but will be somewhat noticable. the savings in the long run will be more than worth it. it will be the only filter you will ever have to buy. and as for the cleaning and oiling, there is nothing to it. takes 20 minutes to do. let dry and oil. done.

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Thanks longzuk

Thanks longzuk,

I got around to changing the paper air filter, that was quite dirty, with a purolator paper one. There was a noticable increase in engine response, smoothness, and power.

The paper filter is $20 on this one, and I can see that K&N could end up saving me money.

To clean a K&N, spray it with its cleaner, was with water, and re-oil right?

I suppose they keep their high flow characteristics after washing and re-oiling... ? Anyway, I'll give it a try next time, and thanks for your advice.
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Yup, you can view the proper way to re-oil the filter on the K&N website. Late.

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Thanks for the Info!
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