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Re: Dirty K&N Filter!

> Actually, the K&N box here in front of me says,
> "Except under extremely dusty conditions, the K&N will only need servicing
> every 50,000 to 100,000 miles of driving."
> I don't quite think I'll be waiting that long....
> Elsewhere on the box it says "flows like new for up to 50,000 miles without
> cleaning", as Alexander said.
> Seems K&N overestimates their product as much as Huw underestimates it. :^)

One of us must be wrong... probably both.

My big question is, where does 50k miles of dirt and dust go?

Sorry, aquarium filter analogy. New filter cranks like two sink faucets,
nice sparkly water.  Three months later, it is full of yummy brown goo,
flows a bare trickle.  Since it is now a fabulous biological filter it
still works fine, but my car intake doesn't need the nitrous wastes
broken down for it to breathe, it needs flow...  

If our air filters were/could be placed in easy to play with locales, a
cleanable element would be a great every other Saturday play toy I
think.  But given their placement and size it's more of a window sticker
item... the sticker alone might work better too.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250