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Katherine
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posted 11-04-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katherine   Click Here to Email Katherine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard of this? A mechanic told my daughter that there is a lifetime air filter for her 2002 Mustang coupe for $300.00 and that it is better than any other type on the market- called a KNN filter. Do you guys know about this? and is it true? does anyone recommend this?
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Katherine
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posted 11-04-2002 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katherine   Click Here to Email Katherine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH NO< I just realized where I posted this- this is not a CLASSIC CAR ==should have been in a different category-SORRY.

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ccode67
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posted 11-05-2002 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
K&N filters are good, wash and re-oil for many many times.Also flows more air than a paper element.

$300 is way high, a replacement element should be about $45. He may be pricing a performance kit, I can't remember what they call it, cold air kit or something.

Check Summit or Jeg's website for pricing.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This also applies to classics since they have them for older applications, too.

He means a K&N filter. They have a million mile warranty. You have to periodically wash and oil them, and if you overoil them you can burn out your Mass Air Sensor. They will void out the Ford warranty if this happens. {per the Ford Mustang Team's column in Mustang Times} They only cost about $50.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
He may be pricing a performance kit, I can't remember what they call it, cold air kit or something.

Filterchargers, I think.

I just checked Summit, they range from $100-130, depending on application.

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tafinucane
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posted 11-05-2002 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tafinucane   Click Here to Email tafinucane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Katherine:
A mechanic told my daughter that there is a lifetime air filter for her 2002 Mustang coupe for $300.00

Why the hell are mechanics crooks? 300 bucks for a K&N filter? Will he charge another bill to install the sticker?

My girlfriend's sister took her car to some shyster in Vegas for an oil filter. She get's it back and he's drilled a hole in the valve cover, then patched it up. Charged her for fixing an oil leak. I guess you gotta pay your gambling debts somehow, but that's a pretty lame trick.

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GT350Clone
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posted 11-05-2002 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GT350Clone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "mechanic" probably is planning to install a K&N FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit). The kit runs about $250, and figure $50 for his time...

Unless your daughter is interested in maximum performance, I'd install a simple K&N replacement panel filter for about $50. She would still have the lifetime/million mile warranty, along with a small performance boost. (and $250 in her/your pocket)

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Katherine
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posted 11-07-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katherine   Click Here to Email Katherine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ThANK YOU FOR THE GREAT INFORMATION!
SteveLaRiviere-ccode67!
I am forwarding it to my daughter-her coupe is a V-6; I don't think she is interested in super high performance- (she CHOSE the V6 over the GT V8)- but I will make sure we check out Summit. Hopefully instructions will advise on how to oil it? Thank you guys again for helpful, accurate information.

GT350Clone- I agree with you on the
application for her car. The mechanic may have been refering to the K&N FIPK, now that I see the actual figures on the filter. Thanks.

tafinucane-how I hate to hear about a crooked mechanic-but, as a woman, I have learned not to trust just anyone with ANY of my cars-that is why I always ask on THIS site first-vast, extensive, diverse and awesome knowledge here.

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posted 11-07-2002 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Katherine:
I don't think she is interested in super high performance- (she CHOSE the V6 over the GT V8)- but I will make sure we check out Summit. Hopefully instructions will advise on how to oil it? Thank you guys again for helpful, accurate information.

Our pleasure, friend!

If she really isn't interested in performance, I'd advise she just skip it and stay with what she has now. It will just be added maintenence that will become a hassle then quickly forgotten. The reason Ford uses the paper type is for the practicality for the average user.

Like GTClone pointed out, the mechanic probably wasn't trying to rip off your daughter. He was probably just trying to sell her the high end system, which isn't really called for here.

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posted 11-08-2002 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
that is why I always ask on THIS site first-vast, extensive, diverse and awesome knowledge here.

Seconded! I have learned that there are three stages to building classic Stangs. Stage 1: Buy your Osborn manuals, Stage 2: Join M&M, Stage 3: Buy car and start work.
I did these in reverse order

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posted 11-08-2002 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You forgot the 'gather the money' stage.

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capri man
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posted 11-08-2002 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you can get k&n filters at your local sdvance auto parts etc. or try the speed shop on north slappy where fewco used to be.
if i can help let me know. think i am going to race the surburban in the street race at us 19 tonight. good luck, mike

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mustangs68
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posted 11-08-2002 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You forgot the 'gather the money'stage

Steve,
I bet I have "planted" a $100 in pennies in the yard and haven't had one "Money Tree" grow yet!
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KarenM
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posted 11-09-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KarenM   Click Here to Email KarenM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi! I am the daughter that was asking about the K&N filter. Thanks so much for all your help you guys. My mom is so happy to have people to run things by and now I can too! I have a lot of questions, I don't really know anything about new cars.

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posted 11-10-2002 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Karen welcome and just start asking away.

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posted 11-10-2002 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KarenM:
I don't really know anything about new cars.

You will soon! Welcome!

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posted 11-10-2002 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KarenM:
Hi! I am the daughter that was asking about the K&N filter. Thanks so much for all your help you guys. My mom is so happy to have people to run things by and now I can too! I have a lot of questions, I don't really know anything about new cars.


Welcome! You may want to look over the SN-95 forum for Mustangs '94 to present in addition to this one.

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