Fram HP Series vs. K&N Oil filters
I cut open and compare a Fram HP4, Fram HP12 and a K&N HP2002 oil filter.
I have heard and seen alot of bad press on the regular fram oil filter's
but nothing on the HP series so I decided to check into it myself! You
might be suprised at the results.
**These are just my observations and opinions. I am not an expert**
Saturn Custom Do It Yourself Cold Air Intake
***Please excuse the lack of audio, youtube does not allow
music/copyrighted material to be used. I'm working on fixing it***
A custom cold air intake project made for my 2000 Saturn SL2 DOHC. More
information on the project can be found at
68 Hemi GTX Day at the Dyno
4th run from 35mph to 43mph 306.98hp @ 2500 rpms pushing 406.18hp ft-lbs
@3500 rpms. My best pass came with the KN air filter my worst was with the
Fram filter -15hp. 426 hemi, dual quad Edelbroks, with Air Grabber Hood.
FRAM Boost™ 'Feels Like' Ad
400 lucky people won a FRAM Boost™
Air Intake System. 13 finalists had a film crew shoot them putting in their
systems. Our system. Their words.
Fram Oil Filter Failure, High Performance 2804-1 VW Ferrari DSCN0625
Keep those comments coming. But your fingers on a keyboard won't change the
three things below.
1. Many Ferraris you'll see at a car shows still run this filter.
2. The cheapest price I've found is from Summit, $13.95+shipping. One guy
on eBay sells for $16.95 with free shipping.
3. Most important, this mode of failure on the V8 motor is well-documented
on the internets, for example, here's another video, different owner, same
filter, same engine:
Here you can find descriptions and some stills of the same type of failure,
different owners, same filter, same engine:
Different owner, same experience here:
Please see also my new video, "UFI Spin On Filter teardown". The UFI did
not collapse in similar service:
Otherewise, generally this is the 2nd time I've discovered this model of
filter had collapsed the inner perforated tube hard against the standpipe,
significantly reducing the flow area. ( Both were long removed from
Ferrari service before I cut open the first one ) This mode of failure of
the 2804-1 is apparently ubiquitous on the 308 series Ferrari's, just a few
cold starts or track time will crush that perforated tube.
My first video, still the most views total but lately not the most per
How To Install Cold Air Intake (CAI) for 96-04 Mustang | AutoHow.TV
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A cold air intake (CAI) is a great way to improve gas mileage, increase hp
and get a throatier sound from the engine. Watch this video and you can
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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 -
Tow Mirror Upgrade Follow Up Silverado Sierra Tahoe Yukon Suburban 99-03 1AAuto.com
1A Auto provides you with a follow up to the installation instruction
tutorial for upgrading to signal light tow mirrors on a 2002 GMC Sierra.
The mirrors in this video are closer to what 1A Auto will be adding to
their inventory. This video applies to the GMC Sierra, years 99, 00, 01,
02, or 03