Fram Air Hog Air filters almost free

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Old 21 Nov 2006, 09:22 am   #1 (permalink)
tom@rockauto.com
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Default Fram Air Hog Air filters almost free

Fram is running a $20 rebate on their premium Air Hog air filters that
compete with K&N filters. For some Camrys, $20 off means these
reuseable filters are nearly free. For example the Air Hog air filter
for the 1991 Camry 2.0L costs $22.79 (at www.RockAuto.com under
Fuel/Air). So after the Fram rebate the filter costs $2.79. A super
reuseable air filter for much less than the cheapest disposable. They
are even orange!

I have never seen a $20 air filter rebate before and thought I would
pass it on because the rebate ends on 12/31. Here is a link to the
Fram rebate form:
http://info.rockauto.com/Honeywell/F...778_012406.jpg

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Old 21 Nov 2006, 11:26 am   #2 (permalink)
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tom@rockauto.com wrote:
> Fram is running a $20 rebate on their premium Air Hog air filters

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Remember air filters need to flow air and also filter the air.
Two contradictory functions, not complementary.
More air flow, less filtering.
Silica content (dirt) in oil analyses from oil soaked air filters is
consistently high.
See below:
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From: Matthew E. O'Toole (motcm@ix.netcom.com)
Subject: Re: K&N air filter?
View this article onlyNewsgroups: rec.autos.tech
Date: 1995/05/02

In <3o45ke$ln0@newsbf02.news.aol.com> ghamma01@aol.com (GHAMMA01)
writes:
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>I have had great luck with K&N filters. The number one main reason I like
>them is that they last forever (more or less) without cleaning (at least
>not very often). This is especially nice on fuel injected cars where the
>air filter is often buried under mass air sensors, etc. Instead of
>changing your filter every six months leave the K&N in for 50,000 miles.
>It actually works better dirty. As a bonus to the above, you may notice a
>performance increase. It seems to depend on the car. It made a
>noticeable difference on my 5.0 Mustang, and no apparent difference on my
>Firebird Formula 350. They normally cost about 2-4 times as much as an
>OEM filter.


I've used K&N filters over the years too, and while the results you
cite are not contrary to my experience, I am concerned about
recommending these for everyday use in a passenger vehicle. I have
done oil analysis on every car on which I've used a K&N. On all 6
cars, this showed many times the amount of silica particles (airborne
dust) in the oil than when a paper filter was used. This means that
the K&N does not do as good of a job filtering the air, allowing more
dirt into your engine. You may very well experience increased engine
wear due to this, as your oil filter will not catch it all.

Notice that K&N does not advertise their product as offering "better
filtration", only as offfering "better flow". The K&N is a good
product for it's intended use, which was not originally long term use
in a passenger vehicle.

Matt O.

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Old 21 Nov 2006, 05:06 pm   #3 (permalink)
Don Fearn
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Default Re: Fram Air Hog Air filters almost free

I think it was tom@rockauto.com who stated:

>Fram is running a $20 rebate on their premium Air Hog air filters that
>compete with K&N filters. For some Camrys, $20 off means these
>reuseable filters are nearly free.


Yeah, but they're still FRAM filters!





Based on Fram's reputation, I think I'll pass . . . .

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