How can I clean a drop in filter?
"IGN" is a brand name of aftermarket open element filter. It is a foam pad filter, NOT a paper filter like a K&N. Hence, they are cared for in very different ways. Don't use a K&N recharging kit on it, you'll just ruin it and possibly damage your engine.BurnsSide42 said:K&N style? If it's an air filter buy the K&N "charging kit" It's only like $10 and is good for 3 - 4 cleanings. I'm not sure what you mean tho by an "ING Filter."
I never said or meant to indicate that there was anything at all wrong with K&N filters.BurnsSide42 said:hey - K&N ain't paper! What's wrong with a K&N?? I have one in my stock box of my 9000T (It came with the car) and I charged it when I did my clutch. I also recharged a "like" K&N cone with the same charge kit. I've never had a problem once with any K&N filters - there's one in the VW infact (tho it's said K&N's and VW's don't mix)... again I didn't pay for it so it was a freebie.
ROFL - I didn't even take note to who said it originally - I just made a comment - I didn't realize it was Driver Found at first!! lol (But seriously - it's been proven that K&N filters on a K-jet Injected VW actually looses HP by a few ponies)Tweek's Turbos said:Ok, since you have each corrected each other.. :wink: :roll:
I think you could "prove" that for just about any "performance" air filter on any car. I've never seen believable proof of someone gaining power from an aftermarket air filter. And by "believable proof" I mean multiple, back to back dyno runs on the same car, same day, same conditions - repeated by multiple, independant individuals.BurnsSide42 said:(But seriously - it's been proven that K&N filters on a K-jet Injected VW actually looses HP by a few ponies)
Agreed. I had an open element filter on my Corrado for a few of it's engine configurations - not for any hope of gaining performance, but because it allowed for other-than-stock locations. Oh, and it sounded wicked cool. A g60 breathing through a K&N with no silencer box is like a hoover on steroids.Blaque_Out said:Well, I use a K&N filter on my custom intake. All I know...despite any dyno charts and all that...is that I like how my car performs AFTER I installed it compared to the stock filter the car came with (and the stock filter was new).
Sometimes thats all it takes, just for a personal preference on how it affects their car.
Also....just because it might lose ponies, doesn't mean it didn't gain torque at a different power band...similar to how some aftermarket exhaust systems work. :roll: In many cases, torque increase is better than a horse power increase.