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Old 30th November 2006, 20:03   #16
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the filter instructions i guess are to be followed to get the total life out of the filter. Yes;similarly your car manual tells you to use only genuine air filter to get the most out of the engine....But do we listen?....
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Hey stevie.. where was this bosch service centre?
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Old 30th November 2006, 21:54   #18
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Hey stevie.. where was this bosch service centre?
its a Bosch Service centre on bellary road, SHP autoservices......opp the sahakarnagar road, next to the gas station....you will see Bosch service centre and a small lane.there's also a K&N banner hanging.
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Old 30th November 2006, 21:56   #19
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the filter instructions i guess are to be followed to get the total life out of the filter. Yes;similarly your car manual tells you to use only genuine air filter to get the most out of the engine....But do we listen?....
well thats true! you got me!! but the truth is we do stuff to our cars keeping in mind the fact, that i want the best for it and when i see something thats really good and right, maybe i decide to go for it, like we all do and then comes the bling factor!
well again i guess your right in your own way about who we do overlook certain things!!!
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How often should one clean K&N filter? I was under the impression that it was once in 30,000 Kms.
Methods Online and their authorized dealers recommend once/15000 kms
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Old 30th November 2006, 23:18   #21
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its good to get it cleaned every 10 k kms....in mumbai they charge rs 50 or max 100 to clean it....it needs to be cleaned with special k&n oil
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Where are you guys getting these numbers?
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If you look at service manuals of most cars, they recommend air filter cleaning at 5000kms for dusty use and around 10,000kms for non dusty use. I guess similar cleaning cycle can be followed for K&N
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December ACI, page 94: 70000kms for normal roads, 35000-45000kms for dusty roads. Way off from 3000.
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every 10,000 kms is probably about right for non-dusty use....after all, K&N filters are designed to last longer without cleaning than conventional air filters, even if they are open intake ones......

and Stevie, from what I remember from looking at your car, u had the airbox covering still intact, meaning your K&N was probably exposed to less harshness from the environment. Am I right? Or have u made it an open system yet?

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every 10,000 kms is probably about right for non-dusty use....after all, K&N filters are designed to last longer without cleaning than conventional air filters, even if they are open intake ones......
Where are these numbers coming from?

Guys, please don't pull numbers out of the hat. When you suggest a number, please mention how you got them, mention the source or your own long experience. These kind of figures have to come from the long experience of using K&N filter or by the manaufacturers or vendors.

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and Stevie, from what I remember from looking at your car, u had the airbox covering still intact, meaning your K&N was probably exposed to less harshness from the environment. Am I right? Or have u made it an open system yet?
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You mean stock replacement filter vs Universal filter?
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I have done more than 10k with my k&n, (Conical with intake) - did not refer to the booklet though.. Did it because it was really dusty..

Hope this helps
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I have done more than 10k with my k&n, (Conical with intake) - did not refer to the booklet though.. Did it because it was really dusty..

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I have read this before and recently Sideways mentioned it too. K&N filters are more efficient when they are dirty. That means frequent cleaning is actually counter-productive.
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I have read this before and recently Sideways mentioned it too. K&N filters are more efficient when they are dirty. That means frequent cleaning is actually counter-productive.

Err...... Why do you say that samurai??? If the filter is dirty then it will limit the amount of air being sucked in rite??
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Err...... Why do you say that samurai??? If the filter is dirty then it will limit the amount of air being sucked in rite??
Actually I don't why, but that is what I have heard. I am hoping somebody else here will enlighten us.
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