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I saw an article in this month's R&T, Page 150.
This guy has a 2000 Nissan Maxima that had a bad MAF sensor. Dealer replaced it but blamed the K&N filter oil for causing it to go bad.
They think that they guy over-oiled his K&N and that caused the MAF to foul and go bad.
Interesting.
If enough of you request, I'll post that article here.

On edit: I'll post the article right here.
 

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I've heard of that happening. It's happened to a few people around here too. There is a good article in the new MuscleCar Review on how to properly oil a high-flow AF like the K&N, and they recommend only lightly oiling on the side that was previously dirty after cleaning. The oil will apparently soak through in 20 minutes or so to the clean side of the filter, and it should never be oiled enough where it is dripping....as it may even become more restrictive this way and and coat the sensor.
 

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One of my teachers who worked at a big Ford Dealership in PA said, that if your car came in with any sort of MAF sensor problem and had a K&N, it was automaticall not covered under the warranty. This is because the oil gets on the hot wire element and damages it over time.
 

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That has been mentioned here before. One more reason not to waste money on a K & N.
 

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It's from the "Technical Correspondence" feature. Readers ask questions and the staff of R&T answers them. I posted the article in the original post in this thread.
 

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I posted the article (PDF format) in the original (top) article of this thread.
 

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It will no doubt make the engine growl louder but I find it hard to believe that it will accomplish anything more than that.
 

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thu said:
I saw an article in this month's R&T, Page 150.
This guy has a 2000 Nissan Maxima that had a bad MAF sensor. Dealer replaced it but blamed the K&N filter oil for causing it to go bad.
They think that they guy over-oiled his K&N and that caused the MAF to foul and go bad.
Interesting.
If enough of you request, I'll post that article here.

On edit: I'll post the article right here.
Great... thu... now I won't know the end of that "whats the difference between big block and small block V8 paragraph"... and it's not displacement (go figure).
 

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Okay, okay, okay, Okay....

I'll post the Big Block vs Small Block question, too. Maybe start another thread. Look for it! I'll try to remember to post it tonight.

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Uh oh...last page didn't make it.
 
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