K&N gave me less MPG! - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-27-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
shaner123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Country: United States
K&N gave me less MPG!

Hi all, im shane, i drive a 2001 Saturn SL 5spd a few mts ago i bought a K&N air filter to see if it would improve my gas milage. i used the filter for about a month and found about a 5MPG drop in gas milage. The K&N folks said that the drop in milage was becuase i used the "extra power" which didnt exist.. I can definatly say my driving habits did not change. I was curious if they were infact correct though, so i took the K&N out and replaced it with my old paper filter. Used it for about a mth and my milage was back up. I tryed the K&N out for one more month to see if the drop happened again or if i could notice a power difference and the same thing happened with my milage

im just posting to see if this has happened to anyone else and see who here uses the K&N or if anyone had a simular experience as i did


..shaner
__________________

__________________
..shaner

2001 Saturn SL 1.9 SOHC 5spd - 41MPG @ 91,000kms
shaner123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
kickflipjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 933
Country: United States
Yeah metrompg tested it and found no gain or loss. Just a waste of money.

http://www.metrompg.com/posts/air-filter-part-1.htm

http://www.metrompg.com/posts/air-filter-part-2.htm
__________________

__________________
2008 EPA adjusted:


Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
kickflipjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
K&N strikes again, dyno and filter tests ruin the brand too, poor people out there with their blingin' filters.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
shaner123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Country: United States
ya i was very disappointed.. i didnt get more power or better gas milage, and i figured even if i got the same power and milage it would be worth it because one k&N is 50bucks and the paper filers are 20, so at least id save on filters but when i got worse gas milage i was shocked
__________________
..shaner

2001 Saturn SL 1.9 SOHC 5spd - 41MPG @ 91,000kms
shaner123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2006, 10:34 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
psyshack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 443
Country: United States
I put a K&N layin in our 05 Accord. MPG didnt fall. And it did pull abit harder on the very top end. I pulled mine out cause I just dont think it filters as good as the OEM filter. I havent ran any OA's on the oil to prove my point. It seems many have on oil/filter fourms. K&N seems to be as worthless as Fram. Just cost more.
__________________
09 HCHII, w/Navi
07 Mazda3 S Touring, 5MT
Mild Hypermiler or Mad Man?
psyshack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2006, 10:56 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
shaner123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Country: United States
ive also heard that the k&n allow more dirt and dust into the oil, some guys on the saturnfans forum did an OA and proved it, but alot of people swear by them but im not a fan
__________________
..shaner

2001 Saturn SL 1.9 SOHC 5spd - 41MPG @ 91,000kms
shaner123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
That's too bad about the filter, Shane. Mine cost about $80 CDN with tax, so I'm the biggest loser! (I love winning things.)

Even though it showed no FE gains at constant speeds, I left it in the car since there is the theoretical possibility that it helps under higher load driving (e.g. accelerating). But that's just me grasping at straws, trying to justify having spent the money.

Your post reminded me I should put it up for sale and maybe get some of the $ back.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 08:38 AM   #8
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
I'm the biggest loser!
Is that a TV show joke?
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 08:41 AM   #9
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Not intentionally. But if it is, enjoy! (Because I don't get it.)
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 08:42 AM   #10
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
"The Biggest Loser" was a US weight loss oriented reality show for about two seasons.
__________________

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not very precise mpg calculation larjerr Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 08-20-2012 02:03 AM
Start Odometer Reading bp22ca Fuelly Web Support and Community News 3 03-08-2009 10:44 PM
Keeping my distance in traffic khurt General Fuel Topics 8 09-07-2008 04:23 AM
Honda TPS Sensors - $15/ea Matt Timion For Sale 7 06-27-2006 12:05 PM
"active" aero grille slats on 06 civic concept MetroMPG General Fuel Topics 21 01-03-2006 01:02 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.