[Biturbos4] K&N....was...RE: Welcome to Me!!!
koenigj at comcast.net
Thu Feb 22 09:33:27 EST 2007
Jason, I'm with Wilson -- avoid the K&N. Your concept of driving to "get the oil off"
still delivers it into the intake path. The only 'remedy' is to clean or possibly replace
the contaminated (and expensive) MAF sensor. Not worth the the hassle for the *claimed*
(and dubious) horsepower increase. You'd be better off just replacing your OE filter more
often if you're concerned about restriction.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Cavaliere" <jcavaliere1 at verizon.net>
To: "'Wilson Northrup'" <northrup at crazybug.com>; <biturbos4 at www.audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:29 PM
Subject: [Biturbos4] K&N....was...RE: Welcome to Me!!!
Thanks Wilson. What is the remedy for that 'limp' mode? If its not too
great, I think I'd risk the K&N, and let it seat in with some moderate
driving to get the oil off, no?
You are correct on the 911, visceral is the perfect word. I'm hoping the S4
will give me enough excitement when I leave the 911 at home!!
From: Wilson Northrup [mailto:northrup at crazybug.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 1:06 AM
To: Jason Cavaliere
Cc: biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Welcome to Me!!!
Dump some fuel injector cleaner in the gas to avoid misfire conditions.
Finally, you may wish to reconsider that K&N filter. I don't recommend
them, others will disagree. Your '81 911 does not have a MAF sensor, and
a K&N probably works well in this situation. A MAF sensor sits along
the intake path after the airbox and can pick up oils from that trusty
K&N. Those oils can eventually damage the ability for this sensor to
read air flow data and as such, the computer may become irritable and
can even through your car into what we call limp mode. This
effectively prevents any signifigant boost from being
generated in order to "protect" your engine. The car will accelerate,
but very slowly in this mode.
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