Air Filter

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  1. DarkKnight38

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    I need to change the air filters on my 2013 Honda Civic Si. Is AFE a good replacement or shall I go for K&N air filters?
     
  2. NoMoreNissans

    NoMoreNissans Well-Known Member

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    OEM is probably best
     
  3. homegrown

    homegrown Well-Known Member

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    I have a K&N, but will be going back to OEM for my next air filter change.
     
  4. webby
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    did you have issues with your k&n?
     
  5. homegrown

    homegrown Well-Known Member

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    Not really, but my iMID says it's time to change the air filter, and I'm extremely wary about cleaning the K&N (what if the internal cotton gauze tears?) and possibly over-oiling the cleaned filter, which can easily cause problems for the MAF sensor.
    It adds precisely zero power, so OEM seems like the safer choice.
     
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    Never knew the iMid/maint minder would tell you to change the filters. I just change mine every year with OEM stuff.
     
  7. Flightmaster127
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    If you don't go with a K&N filter stick to OEM filters. The quality is slightly better. For what its worth I haven't had any issues with my K&N filter and its been in the car for about 30k miles.
     

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