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This is a discussion on Oil or not within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am sponsored by K&N for racing my quad in GNCC. I was messing around one day and told them ...

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    Oil or not

    I am sponsored by K&N for racing my quad in GNCC. I was messing around one day and told them they should hook me up with a filter for the scoobi. They asked if I wanted a dry or oiled filter. My question to ya'll is which is better if either? Will I need to worry about a tune after adding this high flow filter. I dont think I do but I just want to be sure.

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    Dry. Oil will get the maf all messy....
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    I though you needed to oil the K&N. I would oil just get the spray and make sure not to over do it (could be wrong)
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    If they offer dry then get that. If you get the oiled filter be prepared to clean your MAF often.

    You shouldn't need a tune if all you're changing is the filter.
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    Yea just changing the filter for now since its free. I dont pass up free lol. But i run a oil based in my quad. very very light oil. It seems to keep the dirt in the filter better rather than running through the motor. But Ill go dry. And thanks for the tip about the tune. Ive been researching the cobb intake and AP. I know with those you have to tune. Just wanted to make sure I didnt have to with this high flow filter. Thanks ya'll!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    I though you needed to oil the K&N. I would oil just get the spray and make sure not to over do it (could be wrong)
    Why get oiled? Stock is dry (and arguably plenty good enough flowing as OEM)...

    As Lytec says...oiled filters can gunk up the MAF sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin3391 View Post
    Yea just changing the filter for now since its free. I dont pass up free lol. But i run a oil based in my quad. very very light oil. It seems to keep the dirt in the filter better rather than running through the motor.
    Difference is your quad probably doesn't have a MAF sensor, which tells the ECU how much air is coming in and how much fuel to mix in... and sits right behind your air filter. When that oil from the filter gets on it... it's not going to be able to do its job as well.

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    So I got my free filter yesterday. Problem is it is def oiled. doesnt seem really heavy or anything. should I install it? Or should I just place it on EBAY or craigslist? I dont want to screw anything up internally on the rex. I just find it hard to believe K&N would make something that would ruin a car... But thats what forums are for.. Asking questions.. Thanks yall.
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    It's not going to ruin your car. People have been running oiled filters for decades. At worst you may need to clean the MAF with some MAF spray on a regular basis.

    If given the option, oiled or dry, I would choose dry, but I have run oiled over the years.
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    Awesome. I kept the OE filter since it has only about 200 miles on it just in case. But cleaning the MAF isnt a problem. Make it part of the "washing routine" which takes place almost every Saturday morning lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin3391 View Post
    Awesome. I kept the OE filter since it has only about 200 miles on it just in case. But cleaning the MAF isnt a problem. Make it part of the "washing routine" which takes place almost every Saturday morning lol..
    You will not need to clean the MAF sensor that often. Figure cleaning the sensor with every oil change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    You will not need to clean the MAF sensor that often. Figure cleaning the sensor with every oil change.


    Thanks.. Will take into mind... Free oil changes for life. Wonder if I throw them a lil tip theyll do that for me to haaha
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