K&N Fuel and Oil filter

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Sandro, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Sandro

    Sandro Guest

    hey all, im thinking of getting a K&N Fuel and Oil filter for my 98 civic
    hatch, do u think they are good? how much would they cost approx in
    australian dollars, and what do u think?

    thanks heaps

    Sandro, Jan 14, 2004
  2. Sandro

    Jonathon Guest

    i dont know if they would be better than stock, i would stick with buying
    things like oil fitlers, fuel filters from the dealer, they usually cost
    about the same (a good brand vs. a dealer product)
    Jonathon, Jan 14, 2004
  3. Sandro

    agent smith Guest

    id have to side with K&N. their air/fuel filters have always worked wonders
    on my CRX and daewoo, not to mention the increased power you usually get
    from their products. if youre going for performance, make sure you get a
    larger fuel filter, as youll need to dump more fuel if youre going for
    performance. just my 0.02$
    agent smith, Jan 14, 2004
  4. Sandro

    agent smith Guest

    erm, pump.. *rubs eyes* its late :)
    agent smith, Jan 14, 2004
  5. I swear by K&N air filters. They are in everything I own (98 Corolla,
    01 Prelude, 88 Delta 88,) plus every family members car I can get them in
    (01 Saturn SL1, 02 Kia Sedona, 97 Tercel.) I find that depending on
    application, they can improve throttle response (Kia, Olds) , top end power
    (Prelude, Corolla), and fuel economy (Tercel, Saturn), or a combination of
    all three. The K&N oil filters I don't find to be as good of a deal. You
    won't see any performance / fuel economy increase with an oil filter. I
    usually use WIX or UAP (made by WIX) oil filters as I find them to be a good
    quality filter at about half the cost of the dealer, and about one quarter
    the cost of a K&N. Personally, I believe in using a higher quality oil. I
    change the oil and filters in the cars every 5000kms/3 months and because of
    the extreme cold here in Canada (it's -20C or 4F today) I use 100% synthetic
    oil (Mobil 1) in the Prelude, Corolla and Tercel and a synthetic blend in
    the rest. As far as prices go, that obviously varies with application and
    store but I found most of my filters in the $40.00 - $60.00 range. With the
    Canadian dollar trading almost 1 to 1 with the Australian dollar, I'd expect
    prices to be comparable.

    Hope this helps,

    Robert Upward, Jan 14, 2004
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    Robin Baker Guest

    a lager fuel filter wont do a bit off good for more fuel. a fuel
    pressure regulator that is adjustible would help. if you open up the
    air intake you need to open up the exhaust too! loud does not mean
    powerful, some restriction in exhaust flow might do more good than a
    neighbor waker mufler. if you cant tell your ecu to change its ways all
    these tricks wont do more than tickle the seat of youre pants anyway. a
    stand alone ecu is the only way to go.

    Robin Baker, Jan 15, 2004
  7. The only problem with K and N filters is that they in fact do allow more
    particulates through the filter into your engine than a standard paper
    filter. Hence the more airflow to the engine. For me it isn't worth
    sacrificing the longevity of the motor for a couple extra horsepower.

    CaptainKrunch, Jan 15, 2004
  8. Sandro

    Sandro Guest

    hi thnx for your reply

    how do i get the larger fuel filter, and how much would one cost?

    thanks heaps

    Sandro, Jan 15, 2004
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    Angus_Mckilt Guest


    Angus_Mckilt, Jan 15, 2004
  10. That's one of the reasons why I'm so obsessive about the oil & filter

    Robert Upward, Jan 16, 2004
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