But my goals/expectations are different from yours.
I use K&N for their economy, not their performance. I've had the same K&N on my 1990 C900 (w/MAF) for about 10 yrs (130,000 miles?). I think I've cleaned it 3 times so far. I also used a K&N in my '99 9-3 (no MAF) for 8 yrs/100k mi & cleaned it twice. Our '02 9-3 (w/MAF) has had one for the past 4 yrs/60k mi & I'll clean it for the first time later this summer.
For me, that's a LOT of saved time & expense in replacing paper air filters!!
Keep in mind that K&Ns have a limited number of cleanings (& years) in their life. I think it's 10 yrs and/or 25 cleanings. So if you drive 15k mi/yr & clean your K&N every 3k mi, its life is "over" after 5 yrs/75k mi because you've cleaned it 25 times. And every time you clean & re-oil it, you have the potential for over-oiling. So even a little over-oiling has the opportunity to add up to a lot of potential MAF hassle in a short time.
If you're worried about MAF fouling, you can always pull it out & give the sensor wire a gentle spray of either carb or brake cleaner. I've done that once to my '90 C900, just 'cuz. And I might do it to the '02's MAF when I re-oil the K&N.
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- K & N or paper?, Alexandros, Sun, 5 Aug 2012 13:35:27
- Re: K & N or paper?, Alexandros, Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:55:21
- K & N or paper?, RBatsch, Tue, 7 Aug 2012 15:51:33
- Re: K & N or paper?, AlaskanViggen, Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:58:52
- Have always used K&N w/o problems, Eiron, Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:42:59
- Had one...went back to paper....more, MikeinVT , Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:39:04
- Re: K & N or paper?, Jeremy R., Sun, 5 Aug 2012 22:52:04
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