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silverOOgts Aug 28, 7:44am - #261497 

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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?
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 7:49am - #261498 
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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
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Stephen Aug 28, 9:02am - #261499 
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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.
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YoshiVS Aug 28, 1:02pm - #261500 

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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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isaac Aug 28, 8:37pm - #261501 
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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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silverOOgts Aug 31, 5:38pm - #261502 

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is the cel in this situation mean a bigger problem or is it not serious

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Psquared Aug 31, 11:24pm - #261503 
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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
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groundzero Sep 1, 12:03am - #261504 
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so does the AEM and Injen Intakes come like that also

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acelicatech Sep 1, 4:47pm - #261505 
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after you oil the filter, let it set on paper for a couple hours to drain of the exrta oil.
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celicafourotwo Sep 1, 7:36pm - #261506 

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after you washed it, did you even bother to let it dry completely b4 you oil it??

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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JSPITZ Sep 6, 12:16am - #261507 

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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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DiabloGTS Sep 6, 12:24am - #261508 

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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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renfield90 Sep 6, 12:30am - #261509 

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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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