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BrianL996

Has anyone installed a K&N in a 1999 996?

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They never made one for this year. I purchased and installed it. Works fine and makes a nice sound. BUT my low fuel light now flashes.

I could use some help with this one.

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8 minutes ago, BrianL996 said:

They never made one for this year. I purchased and installed it. Works fine and makes a nice sound. BUT my low fuel light now flashes.

I could use some help with this one.

 

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

I really don't think the two are related other than by coincidence.

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1 hour ago, BrianL996 said:

They never made one for this year. I purchased and installed it. Works fine and makes a nice sound. BUT my low fuel light now flashes.

I could use some help with this one.

I'd reinstall the stock airbox to rule out the possible low fuel blinking light anomaly. 

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I would clean your air controller and MAF sensor..  I had occasional dash lights on my Escalade and the mechanic said he would clean the controller and sure enough it cured the problem.  No more error lights and it also remedy the rear cargo door witch was non-op about half the time.

 

Can't hurt anything, I used brake, fast dry...

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The issue from what I have learned by calling K&N is that they did not make an intake for a 1999 996!

No idea why but they did not.

As I said the car runs fine and sounds real nice with the fister exhaust.

I was hoping to find a guru who knew a way to make it work but if I cannot I will just remove it and as suggested put the original intake back and find one that will work with my car.

 

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16 hours ago, BrianL996 said:

The issue from what I have learned by calling K&N is that they did not make an intake for a 1999 996!

No idea why but they did not.

As I said the car runs fine and sounds real nice with the fister exhaust.

I was hoping to find a guru who knew a way to make it work but if I cannot I will just remove it and as suggested put the original intake back and find one that will work with my car.

 

 

Brian, do us the courtesy by installing the original airbox and see if the blinking fuel light goes away. That would help a lot of people that are considering a cold air intake.

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New member here, first post/reply, I have a 1999 996 Cab that came with an uninstalled K&N cold air kit. So I install the kit and get an error code (don't recall the code number), delete the code, same code pops up a second time. Delete the code again and it never came back. Suspect the computer gradually adjusted to the increased air flow. I like the look/sound of the K&N kit, but its kind of hard to hear over the muffler bypass pipes! I am actually just now resurrecting the car after an intermix/cracked head episode attributable to a cracked coolant expansion tank. Bank one head cracked between #1 spark plug hole and # 1B exhaust valve stem. Sent the head to Len Hoffman in Georgia for repair, can't say enough about his services and the ease of the transaction, plus saved quite a bit of $ over a new or even used head. While I had the engine out/apart, I replaced the lifters, did a valve job on both heads, new valve stem seals, new head gaskets and bolts, new AOS, new fuel filter, new low temp t-stat, new exhaust hardware, new coolant expansion tank. Got an Air Lift tool to fill cooling system, currently running Shout through the system to get any residual oil out, although I flushed out all hoses and rads when I first took the car apart last summer. All in all, an interesting experience, total outlay of about $2300 including the head crack repair. I know a lot more about the car now than when I started, knowledge which is also directly applicable to my other car, a 1999 986 Boxster. So, anyone in a similar situation be advised, no need to part your car out or sell it as a roller, a cracked head is not a death sentence and can be remedied economically. Final word: stay on top of your cooling systems!   

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