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    OK guys. There are a lot of people here that have fitted K & N panel filters and have not had any problems. But I've read threads that say that they can mess up your maf sensor as well. I assume is to do with the oil in the filter? So is the risk worth taking? Also, what kind of performance inprovement might I be looking at? I know it's not much, but any ideas would be appreciated.

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    fozman, i put a cone k&n kit on mine and did get a difference in power and sound was good to but i also got a bit worried about MAF, then put airbox in with uprated panel filter in but didnt feel much difference in power compared to standard. I am just sticking to standard filter with 'airbox mod' and will replace every 6k miles rather than 12k

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    I put a pre-used K&N Apollo on mine, the filter seemed a bit oily but as it was the first one I'd ever seen I assumed it was normal. A few months later the EML kept coming on with various errors related to fueling (either over or under). I bought a kit to clean & re-oil the filter and gave the MAF a good soaking with isopropanol and it's been fault free since.

    I did consider going back to standard... for all of five seconds! The growl from a V6 with this on is just too damn sexy, and the engine does seem to breath much better.

    Basically, as long as it's not over oiled you should be ok.

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    Thanks guys. I've done the airbox mod to the bottom (i.e. taken out the removable plastic trumpet), but haven't touched the top of the box. Should I be thinking of cutting out the tube at the top as well or does it not make much of a difference.

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    If you buy a brand new panel filter you wont have a problem BUT if you clean it and re-oil it you could put to much oil on it then you could have problems.

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