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Old 07-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Had this happen to a buddy he got in touch with K&N and they got a hold of the dealer and had it out with them. To make a long story short the dealer paid for the engine under warrenty. Don't let the dealer jack you around talk to K&N and see what they can do for you my buddy said they were really nice and even got him a rental to drive while they did all the dirty work. Good luck!!!
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've had K&N style filters on all my trucks since day one. I guess I should stock up on pistons.

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I think the new K&N CAI's come with spare pistons? Combo deal, maybe, instead of the intake elbow like S&B.
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Let's get real here.... it is common knowledge that a K+N filter is a terrible filter. Sure, it flows good, because it lets everything through! All I can say is if you run a K+N, you have obviously not done any research.
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I think the new K&N CAI's come with spare pistons? Combo deal, maybe, instead of the intake elbow like S&B.
On the top of my screen above these posts right now is an add for K&N. I didn't see the free pistons offer.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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On the top of my screen above these posts right now is an add for K&N. I didn't see the free pistons offer.
Website says you have to request it. Promo code wEsUCK-77series.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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When I was researching about buying a cai three years ago, i was told do not buy a k&n filter, sucks oil. Three years ago mind you, and still no one listens .
please explain how a K&N filter sucks oil
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=drunk on diesel;3157616]please explain how a K&N filter sucks oil [/QUOT

I do not know how it sucks oil, turbo maybe, maybe excessive oiling, don't know., and don 't care majority rules and I not going to be chancing it. So far no regrets , still have the same engine.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Any oiled filters if over oiled will let oil go through the intake tract and foul sensors along the way. I don't like any of the oiled filters.

I am interested to see if K&N can get the dealer to change their mind.

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Old 07-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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please explain how a K&N filter sucks oil [/QUOT

I do not know how it sucks oil, turbo maybe, maybe excessive oiling, don't know., and don 't care majority rules and I not going to be chancing it. So far no regrets , still have the same engine.
it doesn't suck oil... K&N's aren't great, but they don't magically destroy engines, and they certainly don't crack pistons.

I would venture a bet that more engines have been dusted by people not correctly seating/latching the filter/filter lid than have been dusted by well maintained K&N filters

back in the day before there were so many different filter options, I ran a K&N on my 91... it was installed at about 85k miles... the truck has over 400k on it (on the same filter, BTW!) and is going strong. If it was driven offroad in dusty conditions, that might not be the case, but the point is, it's not going to magically destroy the engine if you run a K&N

I see that even though they're horrible filters, you're still supporting their company!

is your last name Cummings? I have a great uncle named Cummings
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I am not stirring the pot but I must ask the obvious question

1. How can a compnay that has produced millions and millions of units for numerous vehicles have a product that is so bad that it cause catrostophic failures? Seem to me there would be lawyers licking thier chops to make a class action lawsuit.

2. I understand the issue with the motor but is it box stock except the air filter? How many miles on the unit...any other mods by you?

3. Did you buy the unit new? if not how many miles prior to you? did the previous owner service the unit? did they have any mods?

If you look there are just to many unanswered questions, beat me up if you want but my questions will be easy compared to what you will be answering if you take this claim to the next level
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it doesn't suck oil... K&N's aren't great, but they don't magically destroy engines, and they certainly don't crack pistons.

I would venture a bet that more engines have been dusted by people not correctly seating/latching the filter/filter lid than have been dusted by well maintained K&N filters

back in the day before there were so many different filter options, I ran a K&N on my 91... it was installed at about 85k miles... the truck has over 400k on it (on the same filter, BTW!) and is going strong. If it was driven offroad in dusty conditions, that might not be the case, but the point is, it's not going to magically destroy the engine if you run a K&N

I see that even though they're horrible filters, you're still supporting their company!

is your last name Cummings? I have a great uncle named Cummings
yea, i purchased a k&n setup before i did my research, so I did some more digging and found a thread where a guy used the tube and a different filter so I purchased a dry filter. No my last name is not cummings, just a ut grad and 'UT CUMMINS' user name was used. Again I am not a mechanic, just seems more people on this forum do not favor k&n filters do not know why
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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When you install an un-approved mod, you open the door to warranty claim denial...



From the warranty manual...

But your warranties don’t cover any part that
DaimlerChrysler didn’t supply or is not certified for use on your truck. Nor do they cover the costs of any repairs or adjustments that might be caused or needed because of the installation or use of non-DaimlerChrysler parts, components, equipment, materials, or additives.
Performance or racing parts are considered to be non- DaimlerChrysler parts. Repairs or adjustments caused by their use are not covered under your warranties.
Examples of the types of alterations not covered are:
• installing accessories — except for genuine DaimlerChrysler / MOPAR accessories installed by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep dealer

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As the truck owner, you should also be aware that DaimlerChrysler may deny your warranty coverage if your truck or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
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