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They want $75 (over $80 after tax) for a filter that is going to cause your vehicle a CHECK ENGINE light and deteriorate the MAF sensor? GUD LAWD!!!

They're definitely off their rockers...I'll pass.
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They want $75 (over $80 after tax) for a filter that is going to cause your vehicle a CHECK ENGINE light and deteriorate the MAF sensor? GUD LAWD!!!

They're definitely off their rockers...I'll pass.
 

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I have been using K&N filters on almost all of my cars for 30+ years.

I clean them and re-oil them once a year. I have put MANY, MANY miles on them and never had ANY check engine lights related to a K&N filter.

Most of mine have cost $40-$50 and they have paid for themselves over the life of my cars.
 

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I have been using K&N filters on almost all of my cars for 30+ years.

I clean them and re-oil them once a year. I have put MANY, MANY miles on them and never had ANY check engine lights related to a K&N filter.

Most of mine have cost $40-$50 and they have paid for themselves over the life of my cars.
I'm not knocking your choice. If it works for you, keep riding it. 👍

My issue with it is the astronomical price they are charging for it to add little to no benefit.

I've used K&N, AFE, high-end FIPK's, etc on a lot of my vehicles and to me they all have been snake oil. From "MY" experience, they provide no benefits. The OEM filters do just as good of a job or even better. The only benefits of aftermarket drop-in filters or FIPK's would be on high performance vehicles with internal mods in the engine and ECU calibration to have a everything operating at its highest level. But on a Hybrid Maverick for $80 plus dollars? No way Jose...

Again, go with whatever works for you.
 
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Given the fact that the gasoline engine is only running about 50-60% of the time and it's not really responsive as a performance engine I hardly see this as a "worth the money" investment that will net any noticeable results in either acceleration or fuel economy.

It might be good if you never want to buy a filter again, but given mainstream replacement filters can be gotten for $10-12 on Rock Auto and only need replacement every 20-30k miles it just makes little sense to me.

If it's about showing off the K&N sticker on your back window, they can be gotten on Ebay ;)
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Given the fact that the gasoline engine is only running about 50-60% of the time and it's not really responsive as a performance engine I hardly see this as a "worth the money" investment that will net any noticeable results in either acceleration or fuel economy.

It might be good if you never want to buy a filter again, but given mainstream replacement filters can be gotten for $10-12 on Rock Auto and only need replacement every 20-30k miles it just makes little sense to me.

If it's about showing off the K&N sticker on your back window, they can be gotten on Ebay ;)
Don't forget the 30HP gain!
 

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RockAuto has the Motorcraft FA1948 for $12.00 plus shipping. My Ford dealer wanted like $44.00 installed. Takes about 2 minutes to install.;)
 

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I have been using K&N filters on almost all of my cars for 30+ years.

I clean them and re-oil them once a year. I have put MANY, MANY miles on them and never had ANY check engine lights related to a K&N filter.

Most of mine have cost $40-$50 and they have paid for themselves over the life of my cars.
With all due respect, Greg………..
We’re talking money here. So tell me……
How did they pay for themselves?
 
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With all due respect, Greg………..
We’re talking money here. So tell me……
How did they pay for themselves?
The one's that I have bought cost between $40-$50.

If you replace your air filter once a year with a paper filter that costs around $15, in 3 to 4 years it will cost less than a paper filter.

If you drive a lot of miles or drive in dusty, dirty environments you should change the filter more often and the break even point would come even sooner.
 
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The one's that I have bought cost between $40-$50.

If you replace your air filter once a year with a paper filter that costs around $15 in 3 to 4 years it will cost less than a paper filters

If you drive a lot of miles or drive in dusty, dirty environments you should change the filter more often and the break even point would come even sooner.
Gotcha!
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30,000 could be a long time, and if you live in a polluted area the filter will definitely clog before that. I still think every 10,000 or once a year is the best bet.
Our 2014 C Max had 90,000 plus miles when I changed it, the C Max is a particular pain to do. Absolutely no change in fuel mileage or performance, hell, it wasn’t even that dirty.
Stock air filters and their housings are pretty hard to beat.
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