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Thread: Engine Air filter for HCH '08
09-11-2008 09:54 PM #11
Um, how about K&N Air
Um, how about K&N Air Filters?
They're washable and reusable!
Saves you money
good for the environment
not much more than OEM Honda air filter
With the whole environmental purpose of hybrids, and also considering that Honda only wants you to change the oil filter every OTHER oil change, I want to know:
WHY DIDN'T HONDA JUST GIVE IT A K&N AIR FILTER FROM THE FACTORY?????????
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09-12-2008 06:55 PM #12
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Because K&N have been shown
Because K&N have been shown to let through more particulate matter with the higher air flow. As it stands, the OEM filter represents the best compromise and no Honda support engineer would ever recommend a K&N setup for a car that is hardly ever starved for air flow.
The other thing to consider are the issues with poorly cleaned/oiled K&N's. Because it is something owners do, their skill and care vary greatly as it is evidenced by the many damaged MAF sensors among other problems. Also, a K&N setup has been proven to not contribute to any increase in FE... and according to some who tried these high flow filters, the FE actually went down.
Lastly, Honda warranty fulfillment can be an issue should you ever develop a problem usually (and sometimes unfairly) attributed to the use of the K&K filters.