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G8 performance gain with a K & N


I just noticed they list a G8 as gaining 11.8 hp with their filter. Anyone have any experience with this? That would be worthwhile if that is the case.

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They always say there are performance gains using these filters on TV car shows. It must be true.blankstare



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I wonder if they are talking about their cold air intake system?


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Usually exaggerated, and K&N do not filter as well as paper. Your call...

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Some funny Aussies doing some mythbusting on a dyno...



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I have had mixed results with K & N over the years. The worst case is in my 99 Suburban Vortec 5.7. Lots of great noise but not much difference although the problem is in the MAF which had to be constantly cleared of the oil. I ended up taking that big K&N and fabricated a system for my 92 3.8 V6 Bonneville with it. The seat of the pants gain was huge on the 3.8. As mentioned a good OEM rpelacement flows better and costs a lot less. 



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http://afepower.com/shop/details_new.php?partno=51-11582&filter&menu=gas&engine=6.0L&searchtype=vehicle&make=Pontiac&model=G8&year=2009&engine=6.0L&&brandID=53

 

Carl, this is the system on my car and they claim 11hp over stock as well. This is a dry filter with no oil.



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73SC wrote:

 As mentioned a good OEM rpelacement flows better and costs a lot less. 


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http://afepower.com/shop/details_new.php?partno=51-11582&filter&menu=gas&engine=6.0L&searchtype=vehicle&make=Pontiac&model=G8&year=2009&engine=6.0L&&brandID=53

 

Carl, this is the system on my car and they claim 11hp over stock as well. This is a dry filter with no oil.





So do you just blow that filter out from time to time, or does it simply get changed when it gets dirty?

Now I'm worried that Parker shouldn't have bought a K & N for his Trans Am if it's going to be oiled and mess up the mass airflow sensor.

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I've got a K&N cold air kit on my 2010 "Burb" mileage went up on long haul, by about 3 MPG more torque on towing!!! Just have to clean the filter with their cleaning kit but not often!!! Like it so much will be taking it off when trade in comes shortly & install it on replacement vehicle. As for "OIL" have to be careful on cleaning, that you don't put too much on.

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Well, with all of these negative comments about K&N products it appears I wasted my time bringing them on board to support the site. I just hope all these comments are based on fact....

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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http://afepower.com/shop/details_new.php?partno=51-11582&filter&menu=gas&engine=6.0L&searchtype=vehicle&make=Pontiac&model=G8&year=2009&engine=6.0L&&brandID=53

 

Carl, this is the system on my car and they claim 11hp over stock as well. This is a dry filter with no oil.



 



So do you just blow that filter out from time to time, or does it simply get changed when it gets dirty?

Now I'm worried that Parker shouldn't have bought a K & N for his Trans Am if it's going to be oiled and mess up the mass airflow sensor.


 No throwing it away.  It gets blown out and then washed with soapy water, rinsed and dried.  It has only needed one cleaning in 50k of summer driving.



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Well, with all of these negative comments about K&N products it appears I wasted my time bringing them on board to support the site. I just hope all these comments are based on fact....





Oh man, I didn't read it that way at all Todd. I see positives here about them. As a matter of fact, I'd say they've pretty much talked me into one!



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The critical thing about K&N filters, is cleaning and re-oiling them properly. It takes time and patience. Time to dry after cleaning, and then just the right amount of oil to filter, but not affect the MAF. Some guys buy a second filter, just so they can swap, and then allow the cleaning and re-oiling process the time needed to be done correctly.
I have the RAISS set-up on the wagon with a K&N cone filter. It gets better mileage with the stock set-up, but sounds and feels better with the RAISS.
RAISS = Ram Air Induction Super Sport. Made for Impala SS.

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I have 4 cars with the K&N filter system. Not had any oil problem issues, but always had good results. Better gas mileage and added power. I ordered 2 filters for the new car and received them today. Will install on the weekend.
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K&N Filter on my 355 in the Acadian. I clean it as yearly maintainance item. It has performed flawlessly for the last 10 years.

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Some funny Aussies doing some mythbusting on a dyno...


 I always take a poo before a hard drive......



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Are they easy to clean? I've been using disposable paper elements in my 67, but I would consider a K&N for my new bullet.

I had 4 of them on my 82 Kawasaki KZ1000J years ago, and they worked well. But I don't remember ever cleaning them.



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at work...   we never install them on a Diesel...    just saying....     they are like oil   everyone has the best one...  My GM trucks run GM filters



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Have been using K&N since 98. Have never had an oil MAF issue. I use them in all my vehicles. Clean them twice a year. Dry over night, light spray to re-oil them, sit a few hours and back in. Usually do the cleaning on a week-end. I've used one filter in 3 vehicles spanning about 12 years. Finally replaced it because the outer rubber seal was deteriorating. (think that was my fault, sometimes pinched it when re-installing). HP gain? Maybe, can't be sure, theory makes sense. BUT, to each his own, some folks might have issues with this type of filter. Nice to hear there are options.

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No MAF to worry about on an '85 parisienne.

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