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Old 04 Apr 2008, 08:16 pm
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Default Air filter for Honda Civic?

I have a Honda Civic and just put in one of those K&N Air Filter, They claim that it gives more power, and it saves gas is this true? or should I just go back to the old fashioned type? Please let me know.It costed a little more but they say all you have to do is just rinse it out, and put it back in again, and it should last a very long time.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 08:31 pm
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they do very little if you buy just the replacement filter its best to get the intake system and thats what they usually base there power from... also i would use k and n they have a filter that does not need oil ....
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 08:46 pm
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It does give more power and saves a little gas. Not just rinse it off tho.You MUST buy a K&N recharge kit from the auto store. Follow the instructions on the box. They retail in Canada for about $15 for the recharge kit.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 09:01 pm
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I think they now have lifetime warranties, but they should last quite a while either way. As far as I know, cleaning it also includes oiling it, the kit was about 9 bucks last time I checked... maybe things have changed and none of this applies, but just thought I'd mention it. I think there is a difference between their filters too, one is a kit, and another is just a regular air filter.If you've already purchased it, then just continue using it... make sure you clean it out on a regular basis though, otherwise it defeats the purpose!
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 09:16 pm
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The drop in K&N is far superior to the OEM, it does more than "very little" as stated earlier. I sell performance parts online, and do not carry these. For the money, they provide a lot. An intake system will of course provide more power, but if you want a little power while maintaing some decent MPG's the drop in is the way to
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 09:31 pm
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I have one myself, and use it for years now. There are pro & cons with it, but depends what you wanna out of it & can you bare with the cons.POWER - Yeah ! it gives you that. No doubt about it.FUEL EFFICENCY - Errrrrrrr ! i don't think so ! It may use more fuel in fact. After all, it depends on how heavy your foot on the gas pedal.NOISE - Thats gonna be significant. With a Civic, you will get a very furios noise out of the V-TEC.MAINTAINANCE - All original cleaning kit, follow instruction, do it once every oil change, its gonna be ok.OVERALL - Depends on you !
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 09:46 pm
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Yes, it is true, but not noticably more powerful or fuel efficient.It adds anywhere from 1-13HP Average is 5HP.improves mileage by 1-2mpg.
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