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 Product
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.
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RED AND BLUE OIL USED ON A FILTER?
- The color 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?
- The installation 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?
- Installing 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?
The simple 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?
- The cleaning 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 12,000 miles.
THE OIL ON THE FILTER DAMAGE MY VEHICLE'S MASS AIR SENSOR?
- No! In 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.