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    New altima intake

    I put the k&N typhoon intake system in my car yesterday. Would you be afraid to put this in the altima brand new?

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    Not afraid, but what do you think you may have gained by doing so? Most of the cars today suck air from the front through a system of plastic tubes in a somewhat contained and sealed system. If you just drop an intake into the engine I doubt you gain anything. The filter I suppose is the marketing key. But from what I see you gain noise, but otherwise nothing else. Of course this depends on the cars engineering vs the aftermarket system. So I guess I need to turn this around and ask the question, why in the heck would you do this?

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    I wouldn't be afraid with a brand new car..
    But Nissans MAFS are not self cleaning unlike Toyota MAFs.

    So eventually ou might get a dirty MAF with resulting drivability issues.
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    I guess over time it might actually pay for itself because I plan to keep the car for a long time but even if it doesn't it's cool I'm really enjoying the engine sounds LOL! This sounds really good when you get on it

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    I never even knew such a thing existed about the mass air flow sensors LOL. What do you suggest I do cleaning every 30000 miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rennie4 View Post
    I never even knew such a thing existed about the mass air flow sensors LOL. What do you suggest I do cleaning every 30000 miles?
    Two things:
    -be very very light on the oil when you clean the K&N filter.
    - You CAN clean a MAF ..Cleaning the MAF is possible but also a process fraught with risk I wouldnt tackle it myself as I am afraid I'd damage the wires.

    A factory replacement MAF is around $700.
    The store bought "recondtioned" MAFs are much cheaper but are mere cleaned used MAFs and 2 out of 3 are bad from the store .
    How do I know?

    My Vortech Supercharger system came with an oil based filter such as a K&N.

    Eventually the MAF was bad.
    In all fairness this was almost certainly not the fault of the KN filter as it seemed to be related to bad + aged gaskets on the factory MAF letting in water..

    This may have been related to the fact that is was a supercharged car driven hard in the summer resulting in high underhood temps.
    Even so I am leery of risking the Mass Air Flow Sensor.
    After great expense had to finally bite the bullet and buy a factory new one.
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