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Old 11-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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helloooooooo all
i have a 98 satty 1.0 auto tranny
i have a KnN air filter in it
since im in canada, and its cold up here in manitoba,is it a good idea to leave the air filter in or take it out and put back a regular filter since the KnN has oil on it???
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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interesting question. Did the filter come with specs or directions regarding temperature?

Aircooled VW's had oil bath filters, and they recommended you use the same oil that you put in the engine. Back then you used a lighter weight oil in the winter.

I seem to remember the VW oil bath filters did have ducts to pull warm air from the heat exchangers.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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Maybe this would be a question for Uzzy, as I believe he has one, and he lives in Canada also.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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Have used mine from -5 degress without any issues. The oil that's used is pretty light (5-10W???) since you can spray it out of a aerosol pump bottle - I don't think there is an issue with it getting too "thick" to do it's job when it's cold out.
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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Maybe this would be a question for Uzzy, as I believe he has one, and he lives in Canada also.
I live on the southern most penninsula of Canada, and I'm south of Detroit, but no, it should be fine. I wouldn't think that the viscosity fo the oil could ever change enough to effect air intake. Just make sure to keep it clean. My tip for do it right is to keep the old paper filter to use for a day while the K&N dries properly, and don't over oil. Especially on modern cars with all their sensors that can really run amok. I've never noticed an operating temp range for the filters, but I never thought to look.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:34 PM   #6
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I live on the southern most penninsula of Canada, and I'm south of Detroit, but no, it should be fine. I wouldn't think that the viscosity fo the oil could ever change enough to effect air intake. Just make sure to keep it clean. My tip for do it right is to keep the old paper filter to use for a day while the K&N dries properly, and don't over oil. Especially on modern cars with all their sensors that can really run amok. I've never noticed an operating temp range for the filters, but I never thought to look.
How the hell do you live SOUTH of Detroit? Canada = NORTH with respect to USA.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:54 PM   #7
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there is a part of cananda that connects directlky to michigan.



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How the hell do you live SOUTH of Detroit? Canada = NORTH with respect to USA.
The US actually lost the war of 1812, and England made the US a part of Canada

but they figured it would be best to let us pretend it didnt happen.

So far, it has worked out pretty well!

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The US actually lost the war of 1812, and England made the US a part of Canada

but they figured it would be best to let us pretend it didnt happen.

So far, it has worked out pretty well!

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This explains why their money is cooler looking than ours. (Yes, it's true; the guy on their $10-er, he's the guy who invented the thermos.)
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