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K+N oil filter ?

BIG-G

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Albany, N.Y.
Anyone ever use/run one??? I just saw them out on the shelves for the first time and since there reputation for air filters is one of the best im thinking of returning the purilator for the K+N.
Opinions, advice welcome.
 
I tried the K&N for a couple of months and didnt see the difference at the oil change times, except for their price.. I went back to the Fram Tough Gaurds
 
i like them. kinda overpriced, but the nut on the end is really handy. makes it 10x easier to get the thing off. racheting wrench or oil filter wrench. which would you rather use to get down below the evap canister? while this subject is up here, i SEROUSLY advise these for use with all FWD cars.
 
My brother-in-law swears by them...and he has a 91 Chevy truck(350) with 355,000 miles on the original motor to prove it.

But I have to admit...he is a gentle driver and drives almost all highway. He also uses Mobil ONE oil.
 
i have used them on my last 3 changes with full synthetic 10w30 mobil and really enjoy the combo...cant complain when you have a friend who works at auto zone and get them for 7 bucks! But, they are 12 bucks a pop normally... i trust k and n products...no complaints.
 
oh yeah just for reference: HP-2004 is the part number for the filter (for my 1999 xj)... maybe the k and n logo has a placebo effect as well??? i dunno just keep your oil clean and change in regular intervals. duh.
 
Why? I flog the Hell out of my trucks, and I run Wix with Valvoline regular and I don't have any trouble. Regular oil changes are the key here.

I don't have any trouble pulling the filter - I lube the oring with red moly grease (the stuff I use on everything else) and only tighten a half-turn after contact, so all I have to do is grab the filter by hand and spin it off. The only tool I use on oil changes is a 9/16" wrench.

I'm still thinking about going remote tho - just because I can then invert the fitler, and fill it before I put it on (I don't like dry starts...)

5-90
 
And to minimize the cost further I buy oil and filters maybe annually, in bulk and on sale. Plus no need to go to the autopart store.

5-90 said:
I don't have any trouble pulling the filter - I lube the oring with red moly grease (the stuff I use on everything else) and only tighten a half-turn after contact, so all I have to do is grab the filter by hand and spin it off. The only tool I use on oil changes is a 9/16" wrench.

Good idea. With the XJ I use the filter wrench or sometimes just my hand. I take out the dipstick, unplug vaccuum line and pull the heater hose up and away, and I unplug the oil pres. sensor. Miminizes the chance of hitting things. My sister has a 95 jetta and I'm drafted to do her oil changes. To get at the filter you almost need reverse elbows because its up in some wierd spot on the transverse motor between the radiator and its own crossmember. The only way I could think of, to get any kind of wrench in there, is if the wrench had 2 u joints on the handle or was made of rubber. Lubing and then not overtightening the filter is key. Not to mention the drain plug placed at the farthest spot possible for someone not underneath the car. Gotta love VW engineering and lord help me if the car's been to jiffy lube.

I'm still thinking about going remote tho - just because I can then invert the fitler, and fill it before I put it on (I don't like dry starts...)

Why? I fill it completely before I start draining and it soaks completely into the filter material. Then I fill it again half full and slap it on, if a little drips out oh well, wipe it up. It goes on mostly full, plus the tube in a remote system fills with air when you take the filter off and the same thing happens.
 
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