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    Default Never buying K&N again...

    Opened the hood up today to see this on the intake piece that came with my K&N air intake. I really liked K&N but after seeing this under my hood during a routine cleaning, never buying K&N again...

    If you dont see the problem...check out the black paint...

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    K1500 5.7L Chevy Suburban
    290000+ miles
    K&N CAI
    Black Bear Performance Tune
    TCI Servo and Shift Kit
    Long Tube Ceramic Pacesetter Headers
    Custom Side Swept Dual Exhaust
    Dual 2.5in electric DMH Performance Exhaust Cutouts
    BFG A/T 285s

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    How did that happen? How long have you had the K&N intake on your truck?
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    Quote Originally Posted by TELORVEHC View Post
    How did that happen? How long have you had the K&N intake on your truck?
    I have no idea how it happened I was in shock when I saw it like that this afternoon. I have probably had that on my truck since about 2005 or 2006.

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    wow i had a K&N on my civic and never had that happen
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    Is that black gunk? Its not Paint paint is it? Did you ever clean the filter and oil it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstoner911 View Post
    Is that black gunk? Its not Paint paint is it? Did you ever clean the filter and oil it?
    That is the throttle body mount that came with my K&N air intake kit and it was painted black when I got...

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    I would contact K&N. I've got the same kit on my '96 'Burb since '97/'98 with over 250,000 miles on it and I don't have that problem.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
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    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    X2 What Silveradotrailblazer recommended. Over the years I've ran two differnt trucks with K&N set ups without a bit of problem. Keep us psoted on what happens.

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    I emailed them yesterday and they got back to me today. They are going to send me a new intake mount. My only concern is whether any of that got into my engine and would it do to my engine?

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    Keep your pictures and e-mail from K&N. It would be hard to prove if it damaged the engine, but you never know so I would keep everything including the old part. By any chance did you e-mail the pictures to them?

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