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CEL?= k&n filter #261497 Aug 27, 11:44pm Aug 27, 11:44pm
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CEL?= k&n filter
a mechanic, not a dealer said that a k&n filter will coat the maf sensor in oil and cause it to trip a cel. Is this right, I have a rmm Intake and started to happen after i bought the filter. Should I buy another filter that wont cause this. The code reads something to do with the Intake i remember the dealer saying. But they hate mods, specially my Intake. Will I need a new maf sensor?

Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: silverOOgts] #261498 Aug 27, 11:49pm Aug 27, 11:49pm
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No, just clean it & the MAF should be fine. I had my K&N filter kill my AIC which would cost about $600 to fix. Its just not worth it. thumbsdown

Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261499 Aug 28, 1:02am Aug 28, 1:02am
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most aftermarket filters are pre-oiled. i think, yah, as long as you keep your MAF sensor clean it should be aight. lots of people have those K&N filers too.

Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: Stephen] #261500 Aug 28, 5:02am Aug 28, 5:02am
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I have the RMM Intake too witht the K&N filter and it is fine. Just clean your Maf sensor and you should be fine thumbsup


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: silverOOgts] #261501 Aug 28, 12:37pm Aug 28, 12:37pm
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Never put a your filter in service without oiling it. The filter will not function properly without being oiled.

Air Filter Oil is a unique blend of mineral and organic oil base stocks and special polymers that form a very efficient "tack barrier". A filter used on an engine that is regularly operated in a fine dust environment will require frequent re-oiling of the filters clean side in between cleanings.

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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: isaac] #261502 Aug 31, 9:38am Aug 31, 9:38am
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is the cel in this situation mean a bigger problem or is it not serious


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: silverOOgts] #261503 Aug 31, 3:24pm Aug 31, 3:24pm
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I have had my K&N for 2 years and never cleaned the MAF and have NEVER had a CEL!!!! K&N is good shit thumbsup

Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: Psquared] #261504 Aug 31, 4:03pm Aug 31, 4:03pm
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so does the AEM and Injen Intakes come like that also


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: groundzero] #261505 Sep 1, 8:47am Sep 1, 8:47am
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after you oil the filter, let it set on paper for a couple hours to drain of the exrta oil.

Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: acelicatech] #261506 Sep 1, 11:36am Sep 1, 11:36am
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after you washed it, did you even bother to let it dry completely b4 you oil it??


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: celicafourotwo] #261507 Sep 5, 4:16pm Sep 5, 4:16pm
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I have a K&N filter, 1 year now and no probs I even have one in my corrola S they are great thumbsup


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: JSPITZ] #261508 Sep 5, 4:24pm Sep 5, 4:24pm
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The GTS seems to ve very sensative to the air/fuel mixture, b/c I had this exact same problem for a long time.

After removing the K&N filter, cleaning the MAF and resetting the ECU, the car ran BETTER.

The oil from the filter can ruin the MAF, so be careful not to over oil it. I think mine was over oiled when I bought it, because it never worked right. thumbsdown


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Re: CEL?= k&n filter [Re: DiabloGTS] #261509 Sep 5, 4:30pm Sep 5, 4:30pm
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if you oil the filter you have to let it dry before putting it back in, otherwise you'll screw up your MAF

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