I don't know either way to be honest (I drive a Taurus, why the hell would I
put a performance air filter on it?). According to the website though (
http://www.knfilters.com/ ) it says:
a.. Replacement Air Filters for most cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV's, and
a.. Designed to increase horsepower and acceleration
a.. Washable and reusable
a.. Will NOT void US vehicle warranty
a.. Emission legal in all 50 US States
a.. 10 year / million mile limited warranty
Like I said, I don't know either way, but it seems to me that if they state
that on their website, and it turns out that they do void the warranty, K&N
would be on the hook for any warranty work?
What would Clint Eastwood say about that? Do ya fell lucky fella? Well do
I sure wouldn't want to try and get K&N to pay a repair bill, they could
afford to drag it out a lot longer than the average Joe.
Ford Motor Company released a statement at one point that did everything but
name K&N. The gist of it was that while the law didn't allow them to
specify a particular brand of filter be used, it does allow them to create a
minimum standard that the filter must meet.
Same is true for oil, even though there are companies like Am Soil who try
to confuse the issue. A manufacturer cannot say you must use a specific
brand of oil, but they sure can say that motor oil must meet a particular
viscosity and sae standard. Otherwise you could pretty much put molasses in
your engine and the manufacturer would have no recourse.
How exactly does using a K&N filter not meet or exceed the OEM specs?
If the filter does trap more dirt and debris and let in more air, I fail
to understand how it would not meet the requirements, if not in fact
exceed the requirements.
That is like saying that using a synthetic oil would void the warranty
because it exceeds the specs for dino juice.
Oh I don't know about that. It's on topic and a good discussion.
I just want to see some real hard evidence but no one is offering more than
personal opinions )which is what I am doing actually).
A poster mentioned Crown Vics as example. Perhaps the driver is a knuckle
dragging unmechnaical minded troglodyte that can't process reasonable
instructions no matter how clearly written.
Some folks shouldn't be allowed to pump there own gas.
I consider the K&N advertising to be misleading. The ads are
just barely on the good side of Slick 50 and Splitfire Spark
Plugs ads. I am just expressing my opinion. Take it for what
it is. I think my opinion is well reasoned. You may not. But
at least you heard a different opinion that the K&N
The performance cones do not. The "direct replacement" elements DO.
At least the last one I bought did - and with a miniumum of service
was still doing the job after over 240,000KM when I sold the van.
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