Hot Rod Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
confused: is a it recomendable idea to replace the stock air cleaner on a '81 Monte Carlo, and if so what are some suggestable brands?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
Personally, I like the stock type air cleaners for street. They bring in fresh cool air and that is good for power.

I am not fond of the K&N because I don't beleive their claims and I read a lab test once where K&N doesn't do that great of a job at removing dust.

Others might disagree, but that's my story and I'm stickin to it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
reddwarf is right about the dust part of K&N filters, but they flow alot more air, and clean the air better for longer than paper does. K&N has alot more room for dirt to be traped vs. paper.

I run a K&N and am very pleased. I will never run another type again. unless they come out with something that adds more power

Just my opinion :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
I fail to see how any filter element could add more power than an open velocity stack, which doesn't add anywhere near what K&N claims.... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
I don't think the K&N does add more power than an open velocity stack. "they" say it's supposed to smooth the airflow into a carb with nothing else on it?? :confused: I'm not so sure about that. But It's a dang good filter(Except for really fine stuff like dust) and has much better airflow than a stock paper kind. I also read somewere where they clamed that the oil that is used with the K&N is supposed to stop some of the Nitrogen in the are so more oxygen gets to the engine. I guess it could happen but only for a short time while the oil's fresh
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
I was referring to their "up to 20 HP" claim.

Lot's of guys claim that it has worked for them, but I remain a skeptic. I think there are better ways to pick up power, but that is just my own personal opinion
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
291 Posts
I was referring to their "up to 20 HP" claim.

Lot's of guys claim that it has worked for them, but I remain a skeptic. I think there are better ways to pick up power, but that is just my own personal opinion
 

·
aka Duke of URL
Joined
·
4,815 Posts
You need to look at a dual snorkle inlet air cleaner assembly as installed on the mid-eighties 350 HO Camaro. It uses pickup tubes mounted on the core support to channel cool air back into the cleaner. This type of assembly along with a K&N filter will give you maximum performance on a street car.
 

·
Hotrodders.com Moderator
Joined
·
1,642 Posts
The K&N air filter has been tested extensively, and if it is maintained as directed, outpaces other type of filters by quite a wide margin in terms of flow. As far as filtering ability, I have never heard that they don't filter well.
We have used them for years on dirt track sprinters, and everything else, and I have never seen evidence that they let dirt in the engine.
David Vizard has done exhaustive tests on all types of air filters and stands by the K&N as the real deal, in terms of filtering and flow.I tend to stick to his recommendations, as I feel his writings and tests are some of the most unbiased research you can read.
 

·
aka Duke of URL
Joined
·
4,815 Posts
I also am a believer in K&N as I even use one in my '99 Sable 3.0 24V Grandpa car. As particular as I am, I would have to trust it.

The only problem with it that I have seen or heard is possible contamination of the MAF sensor, IAC motor or throttle body if the filter is cleaned and too much oil is saturated into the filter material.

And I did feel a difference... :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
i used to have a 79 elcamino and i tryed other types of air filters and the the only one i seen and felt a differance in was k&n. it will not make a differance if your car is a ****box on wheels. i seen people put them on there cars that were so worn out and then complained tthat they wont do anything. <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[drool]" />
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top