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    So after I drained the oil and replaced the oil filter and added some magnetec 10W40 (for starters my engine is a lot quieter with this opposed to the delo I have been using)
    I thought, hmmmmm let's blow out the air filter. I was not going to replace as I replaced it 10k back. Good thing I took it out. Have a look at this. And all in all with a snorkel fitted.
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    So this pic brought out a whole interesting argument between some guys from down and under and some European gents.
    the dudes from down under are completely against K&N replacement filters and yet the Euro guys are for it. I do recall that this might have been discussed already, but here is a nice test someone down under decided to partake.

    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/technical-...s-finally.html

    Would love some feedback from our friends in SA on this.
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    I have always been informed if considering purchasing 2nd hand, that any vehicle running K&N filters should be avoided at all costs........as they are extremely detrimental to engine life!
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    I've lost my Air flow meter because of a K&n filter(on my D3)They say if you spray just a bit to much oil on the filter it kills the Maf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benson View Post
    So this pic brought out a whole interesting argument between some guys from down and under and some European gents.
    the dudes from down under are completely against K&N replacement filters and yet the Euro guys are for it. I do recall that this might have been discussed already, but here is a nice test someone down under decided to partake.

    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/technical-...s-finally.html

    Would love some feedback from our friends in SA on this.
    They don't have dust in Europe. Most roads are paved, and the unpaved ones are probably wet or damp. For Africa and most other places like Down Under a snorkel is a must. K&N filters for 4x4's are criminal
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    Clean your MAF sensor regularly using denatured alcohol or a contact cleaner.. mAF sensor breaks during hi-reving when the 2 wires inside is coated with dust & oil & snaps the wire because this wires are like oven toasters or like resistor blocks on your car air condition..

    Recently clean it with gasoline because using contact cleaners & denatured alcohol didnt get these 2 wires clean or they are still covered in dust & oil which looked like a gunk.. After using gasoline the 2 wires became clean & looked like new(silver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanDrover View Post
    I have always been informed if considering purchasing 2nd hand, that any vehicle running K&N filters should be avoided at all costs........as they are extremely detrimental to engine life!
    Sorry guys I am on the other side of the fence on this one.

    Hoodu Voodu no filtration logic does not work here.

    Cotton filters are the devil once layers and layers of dirt and high vacuum collapse the fins and raise engine charge temps.

    Have a look at that pic and tell me there is sufficient airflow going to your motor?

    R500+ for a replacement cotton vs the R 800-R1000 permanent mesh fin design of K&N.

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    I'd like to know more as well - i was always told NO to washable filters -

    was told they'd get sucked in.

    My D2 TD5 is used as a game viewer so id like the option to wash often.

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    If you put a washable foam filter on anything more than a track car then you get what you deserve.

    There have been enough independent studies to indicate that K&N type filters are useless in filtration.
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    What about the K&N wire mesh type bolt on filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    What about the K&N wire mesh type bolt on filters?
    yep, go for it, works for keeping rocks, small children and fully grown budgies out of your engine

    NO! Do some research.
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    That element has got wet, that is the staining at the bottom.
    Water is public enemy number 1 to a paper filter element.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post

    That element has got wet, that is the staining at the bottom.
    Water is public enemy number 1 to a paper filter element.

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    Either way you you have a problem with water or oil ingress, If it was a K&N you would never have known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landymac View Post
    Either way you you have a problem with water or oil ingress, If it was a K&N you would never have known.

    One of the reasons why my snorkel is facing backwards. At speed in rain it eliminates the possibility of water ingress...no more butterflies and goggos either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landymac View Post
    Either way you you have a problem with water or oil ingress, If it was a K&N you would never have known.
    well, you would have known when your engine hydro-locked........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suid-Wes View Post
    One of the reasons why my snorkel is facing backwards. At speed in rain it eliminates the possibility of water ingress...no more butterflies and goggos either!

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    the amount of water from rain going down the snorkel is prob very minimal and also at the bottom of the air box is a drain and also on the hose from fender to air box is a mushroom vent to get rid of any water,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    well, you would have known when your engine hydro-locked........
    you would need a hell hell of a lot of water to do that will have to get past turbo, through inter cooler and then a lot of water to hydro lock the engine,
    unless you drown the engine that it sucks up large quantity and no air filter will help that
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    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    the amount of water from rain going down the snorkel is prob very minimal and also at the bottom of the air box is a drain and also on the hose from fender to air box is a mushroom vent to get rid of any water,

    Hi Clive,
    I understand that, but the moist air being vortexed and suck in must for sure have an effect on the element of the filter. Having said that, my reasoning is still for the dust and insect pik-up....

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