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Old 08-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #211
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Hi all, you can add another person to the list of suckers who overtightened the clamp on his filter and bent his MAF housing. My power loss has persisted even though I've gotten the filter to stay on now, which leads me to believe I've cracked it. I'll be ordering another one from Ford.

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #212
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Hi all, you can add another person to the list of suckers who overtightened the clamp on his filter and bent his MAF housing. My power loss has persisted even though I've gotten the filter to stay on now, which leads me to believe I've cracked it. I'll be ordering another one from Ford.

Glad I found this thread.
Well luckily the part is only $4. Since I re-ordered, it's been running fine! Really need to get it dyno'd, though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #213
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Making the jump, installing the kit tomorrow morning. Interestingly it had two hoses and two large pieces of edge trim.

Question, removal of the connector to the MAF - just pull up on the red tab to release?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #214
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Still don't know if I should pull the trigger and buy it, or wait to see if K&N changes/fixes the kit to amend the filter/housing issues. Thoughts?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #215
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Still don't know if I should pull the trigger and buy it, or wait to see if K&N changes/fixes the kit to amend the filter/housing issues. Thoughts?
From all we've heard, over-tightening seems to be the issue, so I don't plan on doing that. If they retrofit a part, can always have them send it. I've done several dry runs looking at what gets moved, etc, so feel pretty confident I should not fubar anything. Just need to make sure about that red release on the MAF.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #216
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Yes, pull red to disconnect and pull connector out
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #217
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Yes, pull red to disconnect and pull connector out
Thank you, sir! Looking forward to the project, looks like not too much time involved. I think back to when I installed one in my 2007 Focus with the PZEV. Spent more time taking out the old non-replaceable unit than I spent installing the typhoon.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #218
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That was a painless install. About 45 minutes start to finish, tightened filter just enough that pressure would not push it off, so it seems fine. Took it for a brief ride, nice rumble. Now you guys have me thinking lunchbox delete. Have a friend who is a car geek and a welder who wants to do it.

My thanks to all who helped and encouraged! A worthwhile mod, but the test will come tomorrow on a road trip.

As an aside, maf housing lined up great.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #219
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Well, road test went fine, but filter fell off after 150 miles. Must be some vibrations/harmonics that cause it as that clamp was loosened quite a bit. Tightened it again and have wedges it in place temporarily until I can make something to support or hold it from sliding off.
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Well, road test went fine, but filter fell off after 150 miles. Must be some vibrations/harmonics that cause it as that clamp was loosened quite a bit. Tightened it again and have wedges it in place temporarily until I can make something to support or hold it from sliding off.
I was on the fence about buying or waiting for a K&N to fix the kit. This helped make my decision. It's ridiculous that you either under tighten and the filter falls off or you over tighten it and the housing gets bent and needs to be replaced. I am so surprised there is issues like this with a K&N product as they have been so above par in the past, in my experience. I guess I'll just have to be patient. I'm am anxious for that beautiful engine growl!
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