The nut is actually useful considering the location of the oil filter on the LS2. It's very constricted, and use of a filter wrench is not easy. A wrench or grips can remove the K&N.Whitewolf said:Why do you use them?????????Just because it's K&N.......I read there add(what you listed)..........And didn't see anything in there to make me believe it's a better filter than many others.........Unless it's the nut they welded to the end of the can........But that has nothing to do with filtering the oil.........The add said nothing about filtration abilities........So again I ask Why????????:seeya
Subdriver said:If you want to read enough about filters to make your head hurt... :smash , check out this guy's independents tests:
I've read all of his reports. The short summary of the K&N is that is has the philosphy of trading filtration for flow, which may be good in a high performance motor like the LS2. I've had a customer of mine (LS1 Corvette) do an independent used oil analysis test on his car using a K&N and AMSOIL Series 2000 0w30 and the results showed his car had about 25% of the lab's norm for the time in life of that motor family. All in all, pretty darn good.
FYI, AMSOIL just came out with a new line of filters that is rated for 15,000 miles or one year of use in severe duty and has much higher levels of filtration than other filters on the market, while retaining good flow: AMSOIL Ea Oil Filter
I have one of these in my wife's Chevy Trailblazer, which has the 5.3L V-8 in it, and in my F350. Correct part for the SSR (either motor) is EAO32.
Same approach I'm taking. I run the appropriate AMSOIL EA Oil Filter in my truck and my wife's Trailblazer, but run a high flow filter in the Z06 as I change the oil in it about every 500 miles or so.Whitewolf said:Since the use of my SSR is for the street only........I will go for the higher filtration.........especially if it's over a longer haul...6000 miles or more...........Now back when I raced.....I went for the flow.........Since oil was changed every 4 to 6 runs in the Dragster.....and and every race in the Sprint Car.............:seeya