There's an old thread on the topic, recently revived:miecz said:<snip>
why not do so?
miecz said:I don't quite understand switching back to OEM as I have read in some posts. If you can avoid replacing an OEM many times over vs. K&N, why not do so?
Thanks for the heads up. I have about 45,000 miles to go on mine. Guess I will determine at that point whether I want to attempt re-oiling, flat out buy another K&N, or go back to OEM.if you reuse it and over oil the filter damage can occur with the intake.
Actually it still is a factor, I mentioned the MAF only because that is where dealerships saw the filter oil and then denied warranty claims per the car manufacture. My point being if Honda finds any evidence of the K&N's filter oil on anything other than the filter itself they could and most likely would deny a warranty claim for the engine.Since Honda's aren't equipped with a MAF (they use a MAP system) oil is not a factor!
True. I suspect that 99% of the MPG "improvement" with a K&N vs. OEM in an Insight is psychological.Resist said:<snip>
Now don't get me wrong I have used K&N air filters for years and loved them, especially on performance cars, just not so much on the Insight.