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K&N not recommended by chevy!

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ive talked to chevy service department, he said they do not recommend k&n products because of the oil in it, i had one in 5 diff. vehicles and never had a problem. K&N says it will not hurt a chevy and stand behind there warranty policy. So my question is why does chevy seem so against K&N or any oil based filters, or air intake product. I also asked if they recommended air intake systems and they said they did but it was the ones made by GM , but they dont make anything for the cruze! So whats your thoughts?
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I have been using oiled filters for 25 years with no problems. The manufactures like to blame them for dirty MAF’s. Those can be cleaned no problem, but the hot wire/film MAF’s can die from oil on them. As far as intakes, they don’t do much for many of the modern cars on the road today especially if it is a MAF airflow set up. If the ECU will not adapt they don’t do anything and on many cars today, the ECU will tune out what you do.
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