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Re: K&N Long term effects

Msg # 20 of 7456 on Powerstroke Conference ('94-'97)
To: Jerry, From: John Giles
Time: Tuesday 09-01-98, 12:36 pm
I have also used them for a lot of years on trucks
and Mustangs and have always been pleased with
them.  That's why I put one on right after I got
the truck (and priced a paper Ford filter).
I know that I have seen unsubstantiated reports
about people who claimed they saw slightly more
traces of particles in the intakes downstream of a
K&N and I think even blurbs in magazines about the
downside to K&N, but as far as I'm concerned, I put
a K&N on anything I own.  I don't however expect
great performance gains or mileage increases, just
a filter that lasts forever.
On Tuesday 09-01-98, 08:28 am, Jerry said:
-I have used K&N products on motorcycles, ATV's,
-cars, pickups for years, seems to be a real good
-product.  I have noticed no problems but who knows,
-maybe the Powerstroke is different.  Jerry.
-  On Tuesday 09-01-98, 06:41 am, John Giles said:
--I have had a K&N filter on my truck for ~80K miles
--(truck has 84K total), and have not seen any ill
--effects.  It still has just as much power as it
--when it was new (seat of pants).  I think the only
--way you would know for sure would be to have a
--population of trucks where you measured the
--compression as new, then ran some w/ K&N's and
--with standard filters for an extended time and
--re-checked cylinder compression.
--John Giles
--96 F-350 CC 4X4 Dually

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