An open question -- Replies invited.
If one wanted to determine how improved breathing would be reflected
in their vehicles performance and fuel mileage couldn't it be
determined by simply removing the existing air filter for the time
required to use up one tank of gasoline. Then check the mileage, put
the existing filter back in or go to the auto parts store and buy a
Are you suggesting that running with no air filter for the length of
time to burn one tank of gas, perhaps only one week, would result in
major damage to the engine?
Didn't some automobiles manufactured many years ago come from the
factory with no air filter. Perhaps my memory is faulty but I do not
remember the Model A Ford as having an air filter.
While I certainly do not recommend that the air filter be permanently
or long term left out I do not believe that any significant damage
would be suffered by the engine for running a one week period with no
air filter especially if the driving for that period was on paved
roads and not on dirt trails. As for the oil filters I recall
clearly that many years ago an oil filter was an after market add on.
Why of all the posts I have made in the past few weeks, did you go for this
Killfile not working?
Damn if Budd isnt right about some of you...no sense of humor...and you cant
tell when someones been around..ya just troll at will..
Now..in all seriousness, if ya dont like it, killfile it and be done. Im not
here to make you happy, be your friend, or post a damn thing you like.
WTF are you talking about? One, I never left...second, you act like this was
the first post I have ever made in here...
You always spin this hard when confronted with someone that might prove to
Wait..dont answer that....nothings ever changed with you....of COURSE you
Now..put that on the end of your torque wrench and click on it..
(there is a joke there, but I doubt you can tell...mr serious about
I'm sorry to just barge in as a newbie to this group, but I own a 2001
Dakota R/T, and as long as I've owned it, I've never tried to figure out my
mileage or tried to tune some performance out of it until, I dropped my K&N
air filter into it. Wow! I'm never going back to paper filters ever again!
AIRAID offers a similar filter with a longer lifespan for some reason. I
still couldn't care less what the mileage is, but now, I'm goin for a
throttle body spacer, cat-back exhaust and I'm gonna find how to pimp my
'puter. Picked out the 20's I'd like it to roll on too! Good luck on finding
your STATS though. ZOOM! ZOOM!
<Old_Timer> wrote in message
I hope you enjoy your K&N filter. Many here have entered heated debates over
the question of reduced engine life and performance gains. It's up to you to
decide if the K&N is right for YOU.
Here we go again!
yep. game on!
i agree with you though, up to each individual to spend their money
the way they want. for me, it wouldn't be k&n, but then i would
probably just spend it on something that someone else would think was
stupid. kind of the balance of things i guess.
What you WANT, is a Desert Eagle 44, Tiger.
NOW ya talkin.:)
If you REALLY want an Armalite 50 cheap, I know where there is one....:)
I found a new hobby thats almost as much fun....but its getting expensive
too...Im on my first week of bow ownership...
Bow was given to me, along with a really nice set of sights. I bought a
LimbSaver isobar, a nice Cobra release, some decent arrows, a target, band,
wax, etc...and have about $200 in it total...most of it in arrows.
Im hooked...and halfway decent for my 3rd day total of practice...Luck let
me Robin Hood one today....its going on the wall..:)
Altho....now I want a new, wicked, super fast bow...this ones GREAT for
hunting....a PSE Team Fitzgerald dual cam.
To you mechanics, hobbiest and general do-it-yourselfers out there, I'll
admit I've driven the shit out of every vehicle I've ever owned 'cause I
don't know anything above and beyond the basics. I probably put at least 5
kids through school for what I've paid out in repairs and maintenance.You
shoulda seen what I did to my poor 450 Powerstroke 7.3 turbo diesel; even
with 10,000 lbs on the back, I'd make her fly! But you know what is so
cool? When one of you offers to do that upgrade or tweak for me and your
eyes just light up when I say: "Is cash OK?" I am the fool who is your
bread and butter. K&N, well is it the best thing? ... If you want to hand
your vehicle down to your kids, probably not. But $35 gave my ride, after 4
years of abuse, a breath of fresh air. In this day and age they really don't
build them to last anyway. Disposable almost like BIC's. They want me to now
go for a HEMI ; can't they see, this 5.9L ain't dead yet?
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