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Old 02-16-2010, 12:28 PM
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I think what it comes down to is that when you weigh the pros and cons of K&N vs Stock you will prob be pretty even but the seller for me on the K&N was not having to worry about changing the filter every 5-10,000 miles I No longer have to factor in a $12+/- air filter for routine maintenance. Not much but IMO I believe the k&N has paid for itself with me.
That is true but I know guys are running them without the required oil and without that they don't stop much from getting into your engine. now that I think about it the cleaning oiling kit for K&N is 12.00 and god for 4 uses so factor that into the 55.00 filter and it will take 70,000 miles to even out give or take
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:37 PM
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That is true but I know guys are running them without the required oil and without that they don't stop much from getting into your engine. now that I think about it the cleaning oiling kit for K&N is 12.00 and god for 4 uses so factor that into the 55.00 filter and it will take 70,000 miles to even out give or take
The K&N Is lubricated when it comes out of the box and that should be plenty for at least 40,000 before you need to oil it again. If the Oil cost $12 for 4 uses then you would be at about $70 for easily 200,000 miles. Maybe I am wrong but that's how I see it.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:37 PM
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The K&N Is lubricated when it comes out of the box and that should be plenty for at least 40,000 before you need to oil it again. If the Oil cost $12 for 4 uses then you would be at about $70 for easily 200,000 miles. Maybe I am wrong but that's how I see it.
My K&N said the packing oil needed to be removed check yours. the air filter needs to be serviced at the same rate and any other filter, cleaned and reoiled or it will become clogged quickly
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:59 PM
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My K&N said the packing oil needed to be removed check yours. the air filter needs to be serviced at the same rate and any other filter, cleaned and reoiled or it will become clogged quickly
Mine was pre-oiled as are most K&N filters but I do know that they make a couple that come dry. And as far as cleaning them regularly I agree but Not oiling. I clean regular by taking it out and shaking it off. I,m sure it doesnt hurt to oil it regularly but its not needed.

FYI this is off of K&N website:

"How often do I need to clean my K&N air filter?

If you have not experienced a decrease in mileage or engine performance, chances are your filter is fine and does not yet need cleaning. To be more specific, the filter does not require cleaning if you can still see the wire screen on the entire air filter regardless of how dirty it may appear. When the screen is no longer visible some place on the filter, it is time to clean it. When used in normal paved road, street or highway conditions, our replacement air filters that fit in the factory air box should require cleaning every 50,000 miles and our large conical filters on an intake system should require cleaning every 100,000 miles. When used in dusty or off-road environments, our filters will require cleaning more often. We recommend that you visually inspect your filter once every 25,000 miles to determine if the screen is still visible.

LOL. I believe we have hijacked this thread and prob should stop and let the owner get back onto his topic. I am sure everything we are saying is in some thread somewhere.

Sorry Skee
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:15 PM
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Firstly, Thanks to everyone for your input.

Before putting this thread to bed just wanted to say that it seems the CAI on my 2004 Edge is aftermarket. The brand is AirAid and has a conical shaped filter with the wire screen. The filter looks dirty but not terrible. From what I've been reading in your replies it's probably good for a lot more miles.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:20 PM
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Firstly, Thanks to everyone for your input.

Before putting this thread to bed just wanted to say that it seems the CAI on my 2004 Edge is aftermarket. The brand is AirAid and has a conical shaped filter with the wire screen. The filter looks dirty but not terrible. From what I've been reading in your replies it's probably good for a lot more miles.
FYI If it is a reusable one its basically the same idea as a k&N they sell recharging kits similar. Good luck
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