In Reply to: here's a debate I've heard of...... posted by Joe on January 04, 2000 at 16:58:39:
This is news to me...I have run different k&n's on different make cars without a problem. A 'wet' (not dry after re-oiling) filter 'could' cause what they are talking about, but not a 'dry' one.
Here's a real interesting fact. The 2000 Ford Cobra R will be equipped with a k&n filter. What does that say about the Ford Mass Air Meter situation? Chevrolet performance will also be using them in there 'specialty' cars for 2000 and beyond.
: Some of the guys with the newer Mustangs claim that installing even a properly oiled K&N filter can cause the mass air flow sensor to malfunction due to traces of oil getting on the sensor. These guys swear up and down that this is common with the new Stangs and don't recommend these filters at all. I guess using minimal oil on the filter would be the best bet if you're gonna use one, though.