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    K&N Filter Gonna' Kill My Mass Air Flow Meter?

    Hey guys.

    Been looking to get a K&N filter for a while now, just bought one. then today i read that the oil can kill the MAF meter...

    Then I found this video that someone posted on here:

    http://videos.streetfire.net/video/S...enet_83669.htm

    So now im all confused. Loads of people on here run the K&N's and I dont see people complaining.

    But then again, I don't have 60 bean to shell out on a new meter.

    So, blahh. anyway,

    Comments please!

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    rollox, I have had my MAF on my z18xe and had a K&N for almost 20k. MAF is still alive and kicking, touch wood
    Drives:Mazda 6 MPS- Zoom Zoom

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    i think the problem is caused by too much oil being used on the filter, it comes off and kills the MAF
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    It's a myth created by dealers trying to avoid warranty work, and spread via internet forums where supposition/fabrication and lack of specific knowledge on the subject runs rife

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    if you are that concerned get an apexi filter/induction kit. completely cotton and better performing than a K&N
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    i heard that a while back .. i still need to get round to ordering mine tho tbh if your worried about it
    just spray some brake cleaner on the MAF and that'll shed the oil easy

    tho ive recently spoken to guys who run K&Ns on all their cars from new and cover some good miles in them .. never had a problem

    im gonna give one a go and see how it goes

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    A'pexi filters are paper (not cotton) , and disposable

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    Thats that cleared up then! Excellent! Cheers guys!

    And no I'm staying away from an induction kit on the Derv'. heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    A'pexi filters are paper (not cotton) , and disposable

    Right you are, I wasn't sure

    I have the Apexi power intake. Apart from heatsoak problems it was great on an unmodified car
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    Quote Originally Posted by haulme View Post
    rollox, I have had my MAF on my z18xe and had a K&N for almost 20k. MAF is still alive and kicking, touch wood
    The biggest problem is that the Z-LET AFM is very poor quality and your's has not been affected as it's a different one.
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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