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K&N filter cleaned
« on: May 13, 2008, 02:29:06 PM »
I bought a K&N filter for my Mach1 about 6 months ago, and after I got through changing the oil and oil filter today, I popped the cover for the air filter element and found a very dirty filter.  I went to the auto supply place and bought the cleaning kit and cleaned up the filter and oiled it down good.  It's amazing how clean that stuff gets that K&N filter and how much crap that filter takes out of the air that is going into the combustion chamber.  If you are running a paper filter still, my advice is to get a K&N ASAP. 

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 07:27:54 PM »
Glen,
  I used a pair of K & N air filters for the carburetors and another one for the crankcase breather on my sand rail for years with no problems. (See the picture.) The bottom line is to read and follow the instructions for cleaning and use K & N oil before you reinstall them on your car.
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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 07:37:01 PM »
Yeah, after I oiled her down and it turned red again I knew I Was protected again.  The K&N filters are certainly not just for extreme situations like yours Jim.  They are for any daily use engines as well.  Yeah, you pay a few more pennies for the initial purchase, but in the end you get a much superior protective filter at damn near the same price as the paper filters since they are good for around a million miles with proper maintenance. 

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 09:10:12 PM »
a good idea after re oiling the filter would be to clean your maf after a week or so, sometimes the excess oil can be sucked in the motor making the maf sensor dirty. plus its also good maintenance and keep your fuel economy up.

they sell a maf cleaner for a few bucks at the parts store just spray a q tip and softly wipe the elements. the sensor comes out of the maf housing with 2 torx bits 5-10 min job and it can make a big seat of the pants difference too

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 03:55:02 AM »
OK....I am ignorant about the MAF.  What is it, and where is it?

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 11:16:31 AM »
1. MAF = Mass AirFlow as in 'Mass AirFlow Sensor'. Also Malasian Air Force, but I don't think that applies.
2. On them new fangled engines - somewhere.
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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 01:35:05 PM »
its inline after your air cleaner has a few wires going to it and is before your tb. i dont have a pic of you engine bay but its probably in front of the shock tower on the right hand side. the maf is normally blk in color. it should have two anti tamper torx screw in the top of it. the maf housing is alum usually easy to spot since it breaks up the black intake tubing in between the air cleaner and throttle body.

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 04:54:53 PM »
OK, I see it.  I'll go get some cleaner tomorrow and clean that sucker. 
Looks like I need to clean the rest of the engine bay as well.  Damn dust here in central Texas.  You da' man on these new fangled Stangs Steve.  Thanks for the tip. 

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008, 02:51:17 PM »
I cleaned the MAF sensor today, but had to go buy a special torx tool.  I thought I had every tool known to mankind, but this one is not only the torx star shape, it also has to have a hole in the middle to fit the screw.  Anyway, I bought that expensive cleaner stuff and got her clean.  It had a very thin layer of oil on it. 

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008, 02:29:28 AM »
did it seem to help any?  i notice a jump in mileage everytime i make a habit of cleaning every 10k miles or so

yeah thise torx are what are called anti tamper ;)

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2008, 03:06:21 AM »
Well, that "anti-tamper" tool cost me a few bucks, and is a specialty tool I will only use to clean the
MAF on my Mach.  But, what the hell.  We only go around once in life. 

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Re: K&N filter cleaned
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2008, 04:24:49 AM »
yeah they arent to expensive, but is definitely a not so common set for some cars. Just make sure not to use those anti tamper bits in regular torx applications they will twist out of shape easily since they are hollow.

 

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