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Old 07-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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I STRONGLY dislike K&N. They are high flow filters designed for use in competition vehicles where engine life is not an issue. They like to use that idea to sell stuff for normal driving. Yes they increase power but they let in too much crap.

Fram and the other house brands are good for daily driving. Wix is the best aside from special ordering those other european brands and the like. I wish wix would make cone filters for car applications but they only do for a few high performance cars and off road vehicles.

No I'm not affiliated with any of these companies, that's just been my gathered knowledge. lol
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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Only had an issue with 1 Fram air filter in 26 years of using them in any of the 19 cars I've owned. It looked like something hot was laid on the rubber frame, putting a dent in it. It wouldn't seal the airbox completely, so I took it back. Otherwise, they've been trouble free. I've never seen a torn one.

On the other hand....I've been a member of several auto forums over the years, and I've read more than a few cases of elevated silicone levels in used oil analyses that directly corrolated to the use of a K&N filter. It was basically allowing tiny particles of sand into the intakes of a few Mazda 3s belonging to members. To that, I gotta say 'no thanks'..especially for a maximum of a 3hp gain.
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Ive always got k&n filters. Never had one problem with them but for a daily driver any filter will do.
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k&n's don't appear as a problem until the engine has seen quite a few miles. take one apart and see how dusted the engine is. if you don't plan on keeping it for a while too, just roll with it.

I will say I do not like fram oil filters one bit but that's off topic. only wix or OEM for those.
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Amsoil does not make a drop in replacement for their Ea Nano filter do they?
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Well let me add this point. When i use to do some offroading with my f-150 my intake tube use to be dirty after filter so for off road use i wouldnt use em.
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I didn't know the 2010 was serviceable like that. I thought it too had the lifetime filter from ford like the 03-04 pzevs and other duratecs. Not that I'm doubting you, i just didn't know.
I'm fairly certain of the 08+ duratecs, only the pzev's came with the non serviceable filters. So just the poor 03-07 duratec's got stuck with the non-serviceable ones. k&n's part for the '08-11's

I've been happy with the ITG filter on my CAI but thats not drop in and not an option for those with stock intakes.
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