question on 200tq tuning

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Jun 23 22:56:16 EDT 2004

Adam, you've been reading only K&N marketing hype!  Find some of the many
scientific evaluations of air filter effectiveness, K&N is on the bottom of
the barrel!  If you want short engine life and screwed up MAFs just for the
"fun", go for it!


> From: Zoot531 at
> Is the K&N such a bad thing?  I've heard both the good and the bad on this
> topic.  The only downside that i've heard of is if the K&N is overly re-oiled,
> some of that oil can damage the MAF, so as long as you don't slop the oil on
> there, you should be ok.
> From everything i've read about them, they filter the same amount of
> particulates, if not more than stock, and possibly allow quicker turbo
> spool-up.  It would seem that other vehicles using MAFs like ours would have
> similar problems, but I have heard no such reports.  I'm only so interested in
> this because I have been considering purchasing one myself and don't want to
> ruin an expensive part (MAF) by using a relatively cheap but fun part (K&N).
> Adam Chinchiolo

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