Much Oil Should I Apply To My Filter?
The amount of oil applied to your filter is critical, so be
sure to utilize the S&B Precision Cleaning & Oiling
Kit to properly service your filter. To determine the proper
amount of oil to apply, enter your part number on our web
site or lookup the filter by vehicle or dimension. The correct
amount of oil to use on your filter will be listed under the
I Have To Use An S&B Cleaning And Oiling Kit To Service
Yes for two (2) reasons. First, our cleaning solution and
oil has been designed specifically for our filters. Second,
the S&B Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit is the only
kit on the market that will allow you to properly apply the
correct amount of oil. Applying the incorrect amount of oil
will adversely affect the performance of your filter.
An S&B Filter Come Pre-Oiled?
Yes. S&B utilizes robotics to precisely apply the correct
amount of oil to your filter before it ships.
What Is The Difference
Between The Red And Blue Oil Used On A Filter?
is the only difference between red and blue oil. You can purchase
the Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit in either color and
achieve the same great results.
Much Horsepower Will I Get From An S&B Cold Air Intake
Horsepower can be increased by decreasing the restriction
of airflow to the vehicle's engine. Typically, the OE stock
air box and induction tube significantly restrict the airflow.
S&B design's its intake kits to increase the amount of
horsepower by 5-10% by allowing the engine to breathe easier.
S&B does not publish horsepower results specific to each
part because the majority of our competition makes outrageous
horsepower claims that are unsupportable and often are accompanied
by the disclaimer "Up To, As Much As or Results May Vary."
Since there is no standard for dyno testing; therefore, it
is difficult to hold our competition accountable for their
inflated claims. S&B utilizes its 1/2 million dollar,
climate controlled lab to test its intake kits and filters
to the same standard (ISO 5011 Test Standard) used by the
OE manufacturers, so there is substance behind S&B's test
S&B publishes two (2) critical results: Airflow and Efficiency.
1) Airflow Rating: This rating shows how much the filter and/or
intake improves the airflow versus stock. By improving the
airflow you will improve both the performance and fuel economy
of your vehicle.
2) Efficiency Rating: Protecting your engine while dramatically
improving the airflow is S&B's competitive advantage which
is why we post the efficiency numbers along with the airflow
rating. The efficiency rating shows how much dirt our filters
will stop. Our minimum goal for efficiency is 99.0%.
S&B Intake Kits Easy To Install?
process for an S&B Intake Kit is extremely straight forward
and can usually be completed in less than 30 minutes using
only standard tools.
An S&B Intake Kit Or Filter Void My Warranty?
an S&B Intake Kit or Filter will not void your vehicle's
warranty as long as you follow the proper procedures found
in the Vehicle, your Warranty is Safe. It is illegal for a
dealership to void your warranty based solely on the fact
that you have installed an aftermarket product. Your rights
are protected by the Consumer Product Warranties Law, often
referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
An S&B Filter Or Intake Kit Improve My Fuel Economy?
answer is yes. By lowering the restriction level versus stock,
the S&B Intake allows the engine to work more efficiently
which will improve fuel economy. According to the Department
of Energy, a dirty air filter will have an adverse affect
on fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov states that replacing a clogged
air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as
10 percent. (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtml)
The reason a clean filter improves fuel economy is because
it is less restrictive than a dirty filter, so the engine
works less to consume the air it needs. This S&B Intake
Kit is substantially less restrictive than the OE induction
system with a clean filter installed thus allowing the engine
to breathe even easier which results in better fuel economy.
S&B does not make a specific claim with regards to fuel
economy because there are too many factors that can affect
your miles per gallon.
Often Should I Service (Clean) My Filter?
interval will depend on your driving conditions. We recommend
that you inspect your filter every oil change or 6,000 miles.
If debris has built up on your filter equal to the height
of the wire mesh, your filter should be cleaned and oiled.
Servicing your filter more frequently will result in better
performance. At a minimum, the air filter should be properly
serviced using a Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit every
The Oil On The Filter Damage My Vehicle's Mass Air Sensor?
fact, many OE paper filters contain oil in order to improve
the efficiency of the filter. S&B uses robotics to precisely
apply the correct amount of oil at the factory and provides
consumers with the Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit to
properly service the filter in the field. Oil could potentially
damage the mass air sensor only if it is over-applied.