Cold air intake or just new filter?
I have a 2005 Chevy Cobalt.. 2.2L engine.. almost 180,000
miles. I am trying to keep the car as long as I can. So
should I buy a $290 cold air intake from K&N OR just
leave my air filter system alone and just buy a new filter
which would only be like $40. Price ain't an issue, just
wanna know which would prolong the life of my car.
I would go with just the filter. You will never notice the extra 2 or so hp with the cold air intake.
Leave it alone and just replace the air filter. The oil in the K&N filter will contaminate your mass airflow sensor, if equipped and cause more problems. HTH. -Jim
My Ford truck operates in severely dusty areas and I use K&N. I never have had an issue with oil contaminating the MAF.
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