[Biturbos4] First of my own wrenching of my '01 S4

Single Malt s_malt at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 9 21:13:42 EST 2004

Yes, I have heard that the K&N's claims are perhaps not so accurate and that
dyno tests have not supported any significant results .. but for $42 bucks and
a chance to get my hands dirty, I thought it was a somewhat safe venture.

I've also heard that the MAF problems related to the K&N were specific to a
certain MAF ... the non-Hitachi MAF (was it Bosch?).  Is this not the case? 
The K&N comes "ready to install" ... are the coating issues perhaps related to
those who have cleaned and re-oiled (recharged) the filter?


--- Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:
> Single Malt writes:
> > Now that my car is out of the original warranty, I felt like tinkering a
> bit. 
> > I've been told that replacing the air filter with a K&N variety would yield
> > some more power and could hardly effect the Audi Assured coverage I am now
> > ...
> Be careful with that K&N.  The filter oil has been known to coat
> the MAF sensor and damage it.  Also, I have not seen *any* objective
> proof that the K&N filter adds horsepower.  Their ads make some
> pretty wild claims, but I don't think that's backed up by real dyno
> numbers.
> -Ti
> 2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
> 2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
> 1984 5000S turbo
> 1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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