K&N Filter Problem

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Twista, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Twista

    Twista Legend

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    So ya i did my 1st K&N clean and reoil a few days ago. I ntoice my car has been a complete pig and i havent caught on to the problem. I notice its been revving slower and it sounds quiet. I figured out the problem was with my filter that i reoiled. IT says to put a small amount of oil which i did, but maybe i put to little.

    Is it common for the engine work harder if theres not enough oil on the filter? I just put my stock paper one back and it runs so much better and sounds so much lounder. Anyone else run into this problem when re-oiling there air filter?
     
  2. 97vertstang

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    i wouldnt think it would slow ur engine down for underoiling???? try reoiling it again and let it set for a day.just make sure not to oil it too much or u can mess up ur maf.
     
  3. DropTopPony

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    Did you let it sit overnight before installing it again? I will let mine sit for 24 hours to dry and drain before using again.
     
  4. Matt94GT

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    Its your maf more then likey, clean your maf, the oil spits all over it and fouls it up.
     
  5. ALITL8

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    i oiled the shit outta mine, at least i think so, and havent had any problems. id go with what the other guys say and check/clean the maf.
     
  6. SvtBlack95

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    agree cleaning the maf can really make a difference... also clean out your throttle body make sure theres nothin gunked up in there
     
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    if u do clean ur throttle body, clean ur iac after, it will screw with ur idle if u dont.
     
  8. Ender

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    I ditched my K&N and went back to a paper filter because the oil was screwing up my MAF. The car ran much better afterwards.
     
  9. Twista

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    Same here now. My K&N is sitting oiled in the hallway. Im getting way better performance out of the stock dirty paper. Also, the car sounds better with the paper one. I have no idea why but it does.