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Are K&N oil filters worth it? #5279945 11/28/19 06:29 PM
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Just curious if these are even worth it? The price is nice but other than that, how well do they filter?

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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279950 11/28/19 06:36 PM
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They look like red Densos Toyota OEM YZZA1 style filters. I would not image they were all that bad on filtering as these are not touted for high flow, high performance applications. Surprisingly good value for a high performance name brand.

The denso filter from Toyota are not ranked high on filtering either by the way. Good enough for OEM, good enough for me.










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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279961 11/28/19 06:59 PM
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If it says K&N one thing for sure expensive.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279962 11/28/19 07:00 PM
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No.

Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279965 11/28/19 07:01 PM
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K&N cartridge filters are typically made in S. Korea and sold at a fair price. Have run them before without issue.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279982 11/28/19 07:31 PM
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I use K&N cartridges in our Santa Fe. Napa Gold also. No problems ever.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5279984 11/28/19 07:36 PM
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$4.50 at walmart. not bad

Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280161 11/29/19 06:34 AM
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I don't think its any kind of special or high quality filter just because its a K&N.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280221 11/29/19 08:21 AM
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"Performance Silver" is K&N's value line. but $4.50 for a cartridge is a good enough deal it might be worth trying.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280237 11/29/19 08:38 AM
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Nope. Just use your Honda or Toyota OEM filters purchased from a dealership. Cheap and they filter just fine.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280253 11/29/19 09:03 AM
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Not at all, I posted a picture a while back of one collapsed after 7k out of a cayenne.


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Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280313 11/29/19 10:21 AM
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I don't think they're that good, but that red color is nice smile

Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280443 11/29/19 01:05 PM
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I have seen discusssions on her in any number of threads that K&N's micron rating is average.


Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280464 11/29/19 01:34 PM
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I've used one on my Mercedes e320 cause it was a lot cheaper than the Mann filter. It did what it's supposed to do.

Re: Are K&N oil filters worth it? [Re: Bettez88] #5280753 11/29/19 09:32 PM
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I used them with the "1-inch nut" years ago with no issues.


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