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Old 08-14-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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So I'm at the gym discussing my 2014 GT. I advise that I replaced the stock air filter with a K&N air filter. He identified himself as a 30 year Ford Tech and he advised me to remove it immediately. He states that the K&N filter in time will screw up the air intake analyzer and Ford will not warranty the parts due to the K&N filter. He states the K&N filter does allow more air to flow but also does not filter the way the stock filter does. Is he correct? Any opinions on this. Buy just replacing the filter with the K&N and tuning with SCT tuner I definitely feel the difference in the cars performance.
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You tuned your car, your warranty has been toast since you uploaded your first tune. No, a K&N drop-in filter won't mess your car up or change your performance at all. Everything you feel is from the tune. If you were that worried just drop your stock filter in if you bring your car in to the dealership for work. They wouldn't even check your filter. But yeah, you tuned, your warranty is toast if they check it, and they can and will find that you tuned it if they want too.
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Intakes in general don't do anything...
The tune is where the difference comes from

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Old 08-14-2014, 03:10 PM   #5
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Good catch smurf stang!

To the OP:

Ask that 30 year tech why Ford will use a "hi flow filter" in their Ford racing parts, but will void your warranty if you use one.

Then post his answer here on this thread. Curious minds want to hear his answer.
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I wonder if you paid them to "install" the filter then it would be ok? This just sounds crazy to me, I hope I didn't void my warranty by dropping the K&N in. Definitely let us know what his response would be to seeing that ford sells the same thing directly through their website. Very curious. Lol


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Warranties and stuff comes down to: What damaged the problem you are experiencing only. Ford will have to prove that whatever you did, is what caused that damage. I don't see any Air Intake filter as a cause of any kind of damage. Your whole car is Warrantied, not just a part of it. If your Car Engine blows up, you are not losing your Warranty because you changed a Air Filter or changed your Stereo. If your Stereo blows up, you're not losing your Warranty because you used Cheap Oil instead of what was right. Try not to Read soo much into things.
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So I'm at the gym discussing my 2014 GT. I advise that I replaced the stock air filter with a K&N air filter. He identified himself as a 30 year Ford Tech and he advised me to remove it immediately. He states that the K&N filter in time will screw up the air intake analyzer and Ford will not warranty the parts due to the K&N filter. He states the K&N filter does allow more air to flow but also does not filter the way the stock filter does. Is he correct? Any opinions on this. Buy just replacing the filter with the K&N and tuning with SCT tuner I definitely feel the difference in the cars performance.

From what he told you can happen from the K&N, I think he is referring to over oiling the filter and screwing up the air intake sensor. I like my AFE Pro Dry filter. It's non-oiled.


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From what he told you can happen from the K&N, I think he is referring to over oiling the filter and screwing up the air intake sensor. I like my AFE Pro Dry filter. It's non-oiled.


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Even if you did over-oil it, provided you didn't go nutty or leave it on for an extended period of time; You might catch a DTC code, remove the MAF, clean it and voila. Done, problem solved.
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Even if you did over-oil it, provided you didn't go nutty or leave it on for an extended period of time; You might catch a DTC code, remove the MAF, clean it and voila. Done, problem solved.

That's fine, but some people probably don't know that and have been bringing cars into the dealer not knowing what's wrong. Some people do things without knowing the ramifications or how to diagnose and resolve them on their own.


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I want to thank everyones input about this issue and will definitly ask about the "high flow filter" thanks again.
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