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    Exclamation Help with wrong oil filter install mistake

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    I need to know if I should take off a K&N HP-1004 (2.0L non-turbo) oil filter I put on by mistake when I chenged my oil today. I must have misread the cross-reference at the auto parts store. The one for the turbo 2.0L is HP-1008 and it's significantly smaller. Will this damage the engine or am I ok for another 3k miles?

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    I'd swap them out ASAP. The larger filter will probaly hold more oil and while it probaly isnt a devasting mix up, with a turbo car that depends on oil for more then the motor I'd want the right filter on. Also the filter from 02-03 is a different size so maybe that was the mistake. I'd get the right filter on their.
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