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K&N Filter - MAF problem? #97002 Feb 4, 3:24pm Feb 4, 3:24pm
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K&N Filter - MAF problem?
My toyota dealer said I shouldn't keep my K&N Air Filter because it can cause the MAF to malfunction from the oil on the filter and then the replacement MAF would not be covered under warranty.

I brought up how the TRD filter is almost the EXACT same as the K&N and he said it probably uses a different type of oil or something because they've never had a problem with the TRD filters, but with K&N they have.

Anyone know about this? Or do you think they're just B.S.-ing to promote TRD products?



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Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: Evan] #97003 Feb 4, 3:25pm Feb 4, 3:25pm
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BS... as long as you dont put too much oil none will come off.

Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: spaztikid] #97004 Feb 4, 3:29pm Feb 4, 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
BS... as long as you dont put too much oil none will come off.


That's what I thought. I haven't done anything to it, just installed it with the factory oil..

Besides, I didn't think they could not honor the warranty because of your Air Filter. I don't see how it would be any different than a TRD, fram, or any other brand Air Filter.. confused


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Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: Evan] #97005 Feb 4, 3:55pm Feb 4, 3:55pm
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yeah... complete BS, nothing will happen.

Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: Evan] #97006 Feb 4, 4:07pm Feb 4, 4:07pm
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your MAF might get dirty...there is an article here at ecelica showing you how to clean it when it does get dirty. thumbsup


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: ct] #97007 Feb 4, 4:16pm Feb 4, 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by ct
your MAF might get dirty...there is an article here at ecelica showing you how to clean it when it does get dirty. thumbsup


According to the dealer, if the MAF gets coated with oil, it has to be replaced..

So it can just be cleaned off?


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Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: Evan] #97008 Feb 4, 4:32pm Feb 4, 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
your MAF might get dirty...there is an article here at ecelica showing you how to clean it when it does get dirty. thumbsup


According to the dealer, if the MAF gets coated with oil, it has to be replaced..

So it can just be cleaned off?


according to the dealer my auto GT has "turbo"...lol...yeah just clean the gunk out. the cleaning instructions are here:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1862388016_0_collapsed_2__1.html


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: ct] #97009 Feb 4, 4:45pm Feb 4, 4:45pm
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"Turbo GT" rofl

Thanks man thumbsup


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Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: Evan] #97010 Feb 5, 9:30am Feb 5, 9:30am
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There are some MAF sensors that have problems with the oil on the K&N filter. But the celica MAF sensor (DENSO i believe) shouldn't have any problems with it. The VW MAF sensors does have problems with it, but K&N warns people for this problem on their website.

Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: ct] #97011 Feb 5, 9:31am Feb 5, 9:31am
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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
your MAF might get dirty...there is an article here at ecelica showing you how to clean it when it does get dirty. thumbsup


According to the dealer, if the MAF gets coated with oil, it has to be replaced..

So it can just be cleaned off?


according to the dealer my auto GT has "turbo"...lol...yeah just clean the gunk out. the cleaning instructions are here:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1862388016_0_collapsed_2__1.html


I guess they are the same everywhere rofl

Re: K&N Filter - MAF problem? [Re: CelicaTC] #97012 Feb 5, 7:43pm Feb 5, 7:43pm
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Yhe biggest reason for the oil problem is due to people putting too much on the filter when they clean it. Supposedly if you clean it properly there will be no problems. As for cleaning the MAF, does it really work ifo the long term. Cleaning an AFM ( the older air meter used through the 80s and such) caused it to degrade. Basically you get to clean it once then it is dead. Anyone cleaned theres a lot with no problems?

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