K&N Airfilter Sourced overseas

Submitted: Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 10:09
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I was chasing a K&N airfilter for my Jack, no one carried one, and i wouldn't expect they would, was quote between $160 and $180 for the filter. I was also told that it would take over 7 days to get one. Time to let the internet do the work.
Found this site in the US, K&N Airfilter. I have got my Filter for $US 51.00, plus postage and will be here late next week all for under $100 aust dollars.
Thought this may help some one looking for a filter
cheers
Crazie
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:29

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:29
OK... is the K&N a permanent non oil replacement for the standard replaceable paper filters? if so then this is a good deal...as long as there is no oil used as the oil tends to form microscopic droplets that contaminate a sensor in the throttle body...
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:37

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:37
Hi Rick

As i understand then, they are the oil type but friend have recomended them. Thanks for the tip.
Crazie

Info from their site
"Our high flow cotton gauze air filter is washable, reusable and built to last for the life of an engine. The filters consist of four to six sheets of cotton gauze layered between two sheets of aluminum wire mesh. This media is then pleated and oiled to enhance its filtering capabilities and overall performance. The result is an air filter that allows dramatically more air into an engine, is washable and reusable, and will protect your engine for the life of your vehicle. "
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:12

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:12
Funny I ordered my Unifilter yesterday after looking around at all the options including K&N. I had my heart set on the K&N Cotton type after using UNI filters on all my previous trucks.
I've also heard the whole oil coating EFI sensors story. That's why I have held off on the surf til now. I ran one on my petrol EFI for years without a problem before I heard of potential problems, then my previous diesel was mechanically injected so it was a non-issue.
I decided not to go the K&N (I did find that site though, and IMO it would be the only way to buy one for the right price).
The Uni Filter you can wash with soapy water, Turps or Kero as far as I'm aware the K&N needs it's own cleaner (so I'm told anyway). I've used the Uni's before and thought bugger it.
As far as EFI sensors go I have come to the conclusion that if you oil them correctly it won't be a problem, you are only supposed to use a teaspoon of oil for the WHOLE filter. I think the problems arise more when people use too much oil (very easy to do) then it causes dramas.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:05

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:05
I have the Finer Filter type foam with oil. It's been in since the car hit 20,000km and hasn't caused any problems with air flow sensor. That's in a 3.5V6 Jack.

However, what you say seems to be correct for the 3.0 diesel Jackaroo. The airflow sensor on those doesn't like the oil.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:34

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:34
Does that include the cage to hold it, or just the foam filter?
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Reply By: The Don - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:27

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:27
Been using Unifilter on 3litre turbo diesel Jack for the last three years, 150,000 with no problems; and it sure keeps the crap out of the engine! I would love somebody to show me how to oil the element with one teaspoonfull of oil though???? On a long dirty trek I carry a spare element in a plastic bag and find any excess oil drains out before use. Cheers, Don.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 17:14

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 17:14
You put it in a plastic shopping bag and rub it in that way, done it plenty of times with my old Uni's. Still catchs the dirt.
But yeah I take a paper filter on the dusty dusty trips so I can blow it out with the on board air tank.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:37

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:37
Lots of modern cars will void warranty on certain things, EG Air Flow Censors if you use em.. Or so Ive read numerous times. could be another ploy to ream people
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 16:05

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 16:05
Hi Truckster

Not sure if you were asking me, but it is the complete replacement filter, cotton guaze and the surrounds.
KN Airfilter
cheers
Crazie
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 00:37

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 00:37
Yea thats the works.

I know a bloke that imported from USA< and only got the filter part, had to buy the bit that the filter goes onto seperately...
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Reply By: Trevor - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 23:43

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 23:43
I purchased a K&N Filter for our 3.2 Jackaroo 3 years ago from Morpower in Modbury (Adelaide). It cost $110 including the cleaning kit as compared to about $80 for the standard paper type. It certainly keeps the dust out and it's a lot easier and less messy to clean than the oiled foam types. I've used them in bikes for over 20 years and decided from day 1 that I would put one in the Jack. If you suspect that the filter is breaking down, which they never do, a squirt with the pressure pack of oil will fix it until you are able to clean it properly.

Cheers,
Trev
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