AEM Dryflow filter...

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saturnd00d
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by saturnd00d » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:21 pm
Just bought an AEM dryflow filter to replace my tired and clogged AEM original filter (think K&N copy)...it was bent out of shape due to the wire mesh covering the pleates being all bent. Bought it from Performance Improvements.

Moving along, this filter breathed new life into my intake. It flows smoother, and sure enough, no CEL. I'm hoping my CEL light was due to one of the sensors reading airflow incorrectly due to the low volume of air entering my filter. Crossing my fingers on that one. Gas mileage has improved quite a bit so far, especially for only 1 day of driving. I'm already getting 30 kms more out of a quarter tank than before and I haven't even hit the mark yet.

This is a worthwhile addition to your intake, if you can justify spending $90 on a filter.

 

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by HiWire » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:27 am
Saturn Saab Isuzu of Thornhill was quoting me about $60. I'll probably get one in the next 2 months to replace my original AEM filter. It's probably pretty dirty by now, and I don't want to risk any more dirt getting into the engine.

 

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by blazinsc1 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:26 am
i have one as well no more oiling needed when u clean it thats sweet!!!!!!!

 

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by Fireball027 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:53 pm
Wow, Don't I feel like I have old technology now... I still have to wash and oil my filters, but whatever works.

and blazin, U have to admit I got your AEM filter pretty clean, almost looks new, lol

Do they make the dry flow filter with a 3" opening or just 2.5?

 

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by HiWire » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:23 pm
The AEM web site shows 2.25" - 6.0" diameters. The S-Series size is 2.25", and the Ion is 2.5", I believe.

 

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by Fireball027 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:16 pm
HiWire wrote:The AEM web site shows 2.25" - 6.0" diameters. The S-Series size is 2.25", and the Ion is 2.5", I believe.

Thanks

Ya but I have a 3" intake pipe, lol

 

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by blazinsc1 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:40 pm
yea shawn u did get it pretty clean which is good cuz now i can throw that one on while i clean my dry flo in the summer!!!

 

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by coppertop_01 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:17 am
Yeah I am going to be getting me a dryflow one of these days for my K&N intake, the oiled filter sometimes screws up the maf sensor on the redlines (you don't have that problem S-series), especially when you over oil the filter.......

Jer

 

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by subliminal64 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:21 am

Val,

Why didn't you just clean the other filter? You can buy 6 cleaning kits for the price of your new filter. It must have been preety messed up then.

Guys, I've had my CAI for about 4 years now. I've cleaned it twice, and thats only because it was on a dusty jobsite everyday. They are almost like K&N filters. You should only need to clean them every 50,000-80,000 MILES.

 

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by saturnd00d » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:18 pm
Matt, yeah my filter was terrible. The pleates were all bent out of shape and I honestly don't believe it was flowing well even if I did clean it. I did buy my intake used from someone else, so it had 30,000-something kms when I got it, plus another 60,000 kms that I added to it.

 

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by GHSTRIDR » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:37 pm
subliminal64 wrote:
Val,

Why didn't you just clean the other filter? You can buy 6 cleaning kits for the price of your new filter. It must have been preety messed up then.

Guys, I've had my CAI for about 4 years now. I've cleaned it twice, and thats only because it was on a dusty jobsite everyday. They are almost like K&N filters. You should only need to clean them every 50,000-80,000 MILES.


I think AEM tells you to clean their filters every 10k or so.... I know that my air filter in a WAI setup is covered in dust and dirt/sand particles after only about 14k of driving..... summer, fall and this winter.

I will be cleaning my oil-able AEM soon, but the dryflow is a really good idea for MAF owners.

 

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by HiWire » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:33 pm
I've had my AEM Cold Air Intake since June 2003, so it's long overdue for cleaning. Fortunately, I drive mostly on non-dusty Toronto roads and the 401, so there should be less dirt than in non-urban owners' intakes. I usually stay clear of construction areas, etc. in consideration of my CAI.

I decided to get the Dryflow because it should do a better job of filtering than oiled cotton. Also, I won't have to pay for filter cleaner oil, it's apparently quicker to clean, and there's no risk of over-oiling, so it looks like a good decision, in the long run.

 

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by DaFuzzTSU » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:31 pm
has anyone noticed a change in the performace since switching to dry flow (better or worse)? I'm thinking about getting one for the lower level of maintenance, but I'm assuming it will not perform as well since whenever something is easier it's generally not as effective.

 

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by saturnd00d » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:16 pm
DaFuzz, read my very old first post

 

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by viperssaturn » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:04 am
I hate to resurrect old posts but I watched a program on speed all about K&N and the MYTH of MAF sensors damage. If you all could find it or have watched it you would have no doubt in your mind that you should buy a better filter. I bought a K&N a few weeks ago and have noticed significantly better response and better gas mileage. The size of the filter is about 30-40% larger than the paper filter that was on there. Since I got the K&N for $55 and the AEM were $85 I decided to try the K&N and we'll see how it goes for a little while. So far, I love it and wouldn't think of going back to a paper filter. BTW, I also use their K&N gold oil filters which are awesome and well worth the money. :wink:
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