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  1. hunt4gees

    hunt4gees Senior Refuge Member

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    i recently bought a 2012 ford 5.0L and i am interested in putting a k&n cold air intake and filter on it. i have heard a rumor that it will suck in moisture and cause engine to cut out. i am curious if this is true. any help?
     
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    sho_freak11 Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't waste your money. The 5.0 f150's (I have a 2011 5.0 f150) have a 3" cold air intake from the factory. If you really want to, get a dryflow filter from afe or aem to replace your factory filter. The oiled ones can gum up your MAF sensor and be more of a PITA than they're worth.
     
  3. hunt4gees

    hunt4gees Senior Refuge Member

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    so just replace the filter inside not the whole housing itself. also any suggestions on a programmer?
     
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    victorlvlb Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been using K&N air filters since 1979 , never had a problem. I live in a dusty area, so i've saved alot of money not buying air filters.
     
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    sho_freak11 Elite Refuge Member

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    yup, just replace the filter.

    The people that get custom tunes from 5 star tuning seem to be very happy with em. Just get in touch with em and let them know what your wanting to do. Ill be going to them when my warranty is up.
     
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    BUCKSHOT#4 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a Gryphon from PHP and love it and would get another one in a heartbeat. I did about a years worth of research before I settled on PHP.

    You won't go wrong with 5 Star either.
     
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    BUCKSHOT#4 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have yet to have a bit of problem with my K&N as well. It's been on my truck for 135,000 miles and so good so far.
     
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    Most of the problems are from over oiling. The oil gets on the maf sensor and bakes on the sensor. Most people put a K&N filter in and then never clean it. I prefer a good paper filter it's a lot easier.
     
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    I second the dry filter from AFE, or a dry filter from S&B.
     

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