Mercedes Benz Racing
Tensions are high as Tomas Enge, a professional Indy Racing League driver,
prepares to drive the Mercedes Benz CLK in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen
Meisterschaft) German Touring Car series. Conditions are poor as heavy rain
falls upon the track. The 3-hour race will require the utmost of
concentration and delicate handling by the drivers as they contend with
slick on-track conditions, tight corners, and a grid of nearly fifty
vehicles pushing the limits of grip for a first place finish.
K&N Air Filter Cleaning & Re-Oiling
This informative K&N video demonstrates the simple processes involved with
cleaning a K&N cotton air filter and re-oiling it.
2009 Chevy Colorado 5.3 Liter V8 on K&N Dyno
K&N Engineering is always first on the list for car magazines when it comes
to vehicle testing. John Stewart from PickupTrucks.com brought his
assignment to K&N headquarters in Riverside, CA and as a result, K&N was
able to get a first hand look at the new 2009 Chevy Colorado 5.3 Liter V8.
The Million Mile Air Filter
Carl Judice of New Iberia, Louisiana drives a Chevrolet C2500 HD pick-up
truck for both work and pleasure. Carl's truck has been running the same
K&N (http://www.KNfilters.com) Lifetime air filter for over a million
miles. Watch Carl discuss his truck and K&N air filters.
How to clean your K&N drop-in filter using the K&N recharger cleaning kit
Just a demonstration on how to clean your K&N air filter using the
recharger kit on my 2007 Ford F-150, 5.4L Triton V8. It works the same for
all K&N filters, whether they're oval or square.
Also as an FYI, K&N filters regardless if new or not, will have tiny pin
holes all through the filter. When you oil it, make sure you spray oil onto
those holes to cover them up.
Impact of a Dirty Air Filter on a Modern Engine
MotorWeek's Pat Goss shows how a dirty air filter impacts or doesn't impact
the performance and fuel economy of a modern car engine. He also discussed
cabin air filters and what they mean to a car's heat and AC system.
HOW TO: Clean & Oil K&N Air Filter - 8 Easy Steps
Take a look at how easy it is to clean your K&N Air Filter. This video
explains the simple steps needed to clean your K&N cotton air filter. It
also explains how to properly oil your K&N air filter.
Recommended Purchase - K&N 99-5000 Aerosol Recharger Filter Care Service
LARGER Aerosol Recharger Filter Care Service Kit - 2 Parts:
Part 1 = K&N 99-0621 Air Filter Cleaner and Degreaser - 32 oz. Trigger
Part 2 = K&N 99-0516 Air Filter Oil - 12.25oz - Aerosol -
K&N RF-1048 Replacement Air Filter -
How to Clean and Recharge / Oil a K&N air filter
Last air filer you'll ever have to buy, if you maintain it! In this video
I show you how to clean and "recharge" your K&N air filter. Today's
vehicle example is a 1999 Honda Civic with a B16 motor.
This video is a little bit on the long side, but I wanted to be thorough
showing every step involved in maintaining these filters so you can get
maximum performance and service life from these filters.
Go Fast have Fun
How to Customize a Universal Cold Air Intake Filter System - Pep Boys
Spectre Performance demonstrates in this video how to customize a universal
cold air intake kit using parts you can find at your local neighborhood Pep
Boys. Using universal parts you can simply assemble them in any fashion to
create the look you want to make.
First we take off the existing air cleaner and install a single 4 inch
plenum. Lay the plenum where your air filter was and put it in any
direction you like. Screw on the plenum with the existing air filter nut or
a custom nut of your choice. You will need couplers that will connect the
different intake tubes together that can be turned to mold within your
engine compartment. Simply slide on the coupler to the plenum and fit
accordingly. Secure the clamp on the coupler to the ridge inside and then
you can add additional tubing for the length you desire. Remember not to
tighten the clamps too hard, because you may need to move your tubing
around until you create a final fit. Rotate and adjust as needed. Attach
your air filter to the end of the tubing. You can find inserts that go
into the filter to accommodate a 3 or 3.5 inch tube. Once you have the
final placement in place, be sure then to go back and tighten all of the
clamps to hold the filter system securely in place.
The advantages to having a custom air intake filter system located in the
front of your engine is that you can take advantage of the air stream and
receive colder air going into the intake system instead of the hot air that
your standard filter was providing. Customizing your cold air intake
system is pretty simple once you know a few simple tricks. Not only will
your new custom air intake system look great, but it will increase your
engine's overall performance.
You can see more of these great DIY'er videos from www.pepboys.com or stop
in your local Pep Boys for more information.
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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Synthetic Oil Basics
Technically, Synthetic Oil originates as traditional mineral based motor
What separates the two is the level of advanced engineering, refinement and
criteria that goes into this modern engine lubricant.
In short, there is no other routine maintenance contributor that can
provide better protection, performance and longevity than today's Synthetic
Extreme Weather Protection:
Under early morning sub-zero winter starts or summertime high temperature
stop-and-go traffic, Synthetic Oils are engineered to deliver vital engine
protection and reliable performance year-round.
Cold Weather Pour Test:
In this laboratory test, a Synthetic-Oil and a Synthetic-Mineral-Blend have
been frozen overnight at minus 40 below.
This pour test illustrates conclusively the cold-start readiness of
Even after six minutes, the blended oil can't keep up.
And, those white globs you see are wax - a standard component of
conventional mineral-based motor oil.
Clearly, Synthetic oil is the best way to ensure that your vital engine
components are adequately lubricated during cold cranking.
New & Old
With very few exceptions, Synthetic Oil is a wise choice for all new and
Modern engine components are built to higher tolerances and levels of
precision and the superior lubricating properties of Synthetic Oil deliver
the finest day-to-day protection against wear.
Older-engines, performance-engines and power-plants-under-heavy-load can
all benefit from the advanced lubrication and low-abrasion attributes of
In all situations, engine seals and gaskets are protected and remain
pliable and effective.
All major auto manufacturers support and specify the use of API certified
lubricants and Synthetic Motor Oil meets and even exceeds all standards and
The advanced additives developed for Synthetic Oil help contribute to
cleaner and more efficient operation during the entire span of the
recommended oil change interval.
Factory Warranties remain intact, un-compromised and supported.
In any case, the best warranty is the one you never have to use and proper
routine maintenance is an effective way to achieve that long-term goal.
Always check your manual and adhere to the manufacturer's recommended
Today's Synthetic Motor Oil is fully compatible with traditional mineral
This means that you can safely upgrade to synthetic oil... or in a pinch,
switch back or partially top-up with conventional mineral oil.
When you factor-in a decrease in engine wear and fuel consumption,
upgrading to Synthetic Oil can add up to long term savings and better
performance throughout the life of your vehicle.
Ultimately, the goal is for fewer repairs, so that you and your car can
spend more of your valuable time on the road and not in the shop.
Since they were first commercially introduced in the mid seventies,
Synthetic Motor Oils have constantly evolved to serve the needs of motorist
and the cars they drive.
Today, there is no better choice than Synthetic Motor Oils for maintaining
engine reliability, performance and protection.
Canadian Tire has the selection, service and know-how to help you with all
your engine lubricant and maintenance needs.