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 Lifetime air filter for over a million miles. Watch Carl discuss his truck and K&N air filters.
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 K&N Airflow Demonstrator
The K&N Airflow Demonstrator is a simple yet effective way to show something unseen - air flowing through a filter! Watch as the restriction from a typical paper air filter is compared to the restriction in a K&N replacement air filter.
How to clean and oil a K&N / S&B air filter.
How to properly maintain and oil a K&N / S&B reusable air filter. To find out how much oil to apply to your K&N filter visit http://www.knfilters.com/search Search for your vehicle or K&N Part Number. This will take you to the filter specs. to include both oz and ml measurements. For S&B filters visit http://www.sbfilters.com/Stock-Replacement-Filters . search to find your vehicle or part number. The filter specs will show "Re-Oiling Amount for Filter: 51" This is a grams measurement. REMEMBER! Just use the garden hose with no hose attachment. Attachments increase the water pressure and can damage the filter media. Be sure to use a soft hair brush like the one I used on the filter to remove debris. A hard brush may damage the filter media.
Installed the K&N Apollo Cold Air Intake to my 2009 Kia Optima. Its LOUD!
How to Customize a Universal Cold Air Intake Filter System
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.