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Old 11-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Aero Muffler

Well I order my muffler today can not wait
to try iit out. Has anyone. Tryed one
Heard a lot of good thinks about them
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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If you do a search on this site you will find a lot of information about them. Most of it seems to indicate that you will get lower exhaust gas temps and possibly a little more mpg and power. I just bought one and haven't been able to install it yet because of the weather. Good luck!
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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Put one on our coach along with a lifetime air filter.
Seems like a bit more power.
Love the sound
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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Don't like the tone.to loud
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help have to wait on rain and warm
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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Hi Comanche,
I've had mine for about 5 years. Forget the MPG increase, I saw no difference. There is a "manly" sound to the exhaust. This provides the benefit that cars no longer hang around the left rear of the coach. When passing me, they really pass me. Other than that, I see no benefit. For me, it was a waste of $s.
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Put one on our coach along with a lifetime air filter.

Seems like a bit more power.

Love the sound

Make sure you understand the ramifications of using a lifetime air filter. When a Diesel engine ingests a lifetime total of 5-6 oz of dust, it's "dusted" and the fix is a rebuild. Go over to the Cummins forum and do a search on "dusted engine" and read the posts particularly by Spike45 who is a retired Cummins field engineer.

We all have to make many decisions regarding maintenance. Just make those decisions based on knowledge. I personally would never use a K&N type filter on my diesel.


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Steve, the filter still needs to be serviced. I won't leave it in a lifetime without cleaning.
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See it is time to restate a fact that I became involved in. A retired MD purchased an old GM 4106, had our shop do an inframe overhaul, all went well and the rebuild turned out very well, included we installed a very fine paper air filter assembly in place of the origonal oil bath air filter and off he went, came back in about 10 months with a poor running/starting DDC 8V-71.
Opened it up, first sight was a K&N filter system, asked why the change, Answer-because it never stops up where the paper filter would only last a few months in the Baha Desert, so he was told how wonderful the K&N was, so he fell for it and he was happy because it never stopped up.
Well we bore scoped the engine, you guessed it, all 8 cylinders were gone, no compression, no rings etc.
So we did another in frame even though the crank and blower was now showing fair amount of wear also.
I am happy but disappointed that he would fall for such a stupid change. He insisted on keeping the K&N, somebody did a wonderful sales job on that poor retired MD idiot
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Am I understanding that the k-new filter is not a good filter for a rv?
The way I understand it is if I service it properly it works good.
am I missing something here?
I have used many k-n filters on my diesel p/u's without issue.
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Am I understanding that the k-new filter is not a good filter for a rv?
The way I understand it is if I service it properly it works good.
am I missing something here?
I have used many k-n filters on my diesel p/u's without issue.
It is always a personal choice. Here is some information to help with that.

I would never use K&N style filter on the road. IMO it is suitable for race track use only.
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Sorry this jumped off a track to the K&N air strainer, getting back to the exhaust resonator, I installed the Walker truck 5" resonator, the improvement was clear, but when towing my F150 the improvement was more clear. The turbo went up 2.5-3 psi, that is very noticeable.
As for the air strainer, if your happy, so am I. It's your money. I live in the mechanical engine world, we have the sayin,
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I agree if you use a K&N air filter it will turn out to be the most expensive item you
own. And as a rock catcher or strainer that is giving it high marks.
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Well I do appreciate the info about the air cleaner.
I will look into this and just may be going back to paper.

We also have a sayin, Seemed like a good idea at the time!

I do like the Aero muffler.
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