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Hi All-

I own a 2000 boxster and I just had a oil/filter change. I went ahead and changed the gas filter and air filter as well. The car has 30,000. miles. My question is- I've replace my air filter with a K N filter. Is this okay? Will it cause any damages? I'm hearing conflicting stories and don't know if I should replce it back with a stock filter.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


00 Boxster Tip Blk/Blk

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If I were you I would take the K&N back out - wrap it in newspaper overnight to soak up all excess oil in the filter. If you don't do that you will likely foul your MAF sensor and get a check engine light in a matter of days.

Ok..now I'm nervous..Why do you think I'll have excess oil? It's brand new. Maybe I'm not understanding the concept.

Should I just buy a stock are filter instead?


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Why do you think I'll have excess oil? It's brand new. Maybe I'm not understanding the concept.

Should I just buy a stock are filter instead?

Yes, new will have too much oil. Wrap it in newspaepr over night and you will see what I mean.

These are fine to use as long as they are not over oiled. I have had a BMC filter in my car for 6 years. When I clean it I just re-oil and then wrap in newspaper overnight to absorb the excess oil. Porsche uses BMC on all their Super Cup and other race cars.

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