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Old 10-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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OEM vs HP Air filter

I had this posted in another section but had no response, hoping I'll have better luck in this forum.

Just wondering if there is advantage to purchasing a High Performance type air filter over an OEM style? I was in a shop today looking for something unrelated and saw a display of K&N filters and the question popped into my mind.

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Stewart: Discussion of air filters and K&N here. Cummins 5.9L Air Filter Part Number Needed
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You will never have to replace it, just clean amd re-oil it. Have one on my truck, the Harley and on the MH all are K&N.
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Diesel engines are NOT the place for a K&N filter. Please read the referenced thread linked earlier for all the reasons why.

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Thanks guys, thats the type of info I was looking for. No K&N for me.
One of the big things I've learned for this site is that it's always a good thing to ask questions first. The people in here are the bomb.
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pretty much the only way to flow more air is to add surface area or make the holes bigger (which lets in more dirt). unless you plan to run the thing at the top of the rpm range all the time and overhaul it periodically, the oem paper filters are fine.
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pretty much the only way to flow more air is to add surface area or make the holes bigger (which lets in more dirt). unless you plan to run the thing at the top of the rpm range all the time and overhaul it periodically, the oem paper filters are fine.
A friend of mine who builds race engines says NO to K&N for regular use ! They allow more air as stated previously, but also more dirt ! A good quality paper type is better for everyday use.
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