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Old 01-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #105
Neal J Hinerman
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@ qman8: What kind of shape was the gasket in? Was it stuck to the motor, or did it come off with the filter?

K&N has a nice little nut on the filter, but the key word is "little." How much torque can you apply to the little nut vs. using a cup-style socket that attaches to the whole filter? As Steptoe mentioned, the little nut can twist off. I myself would prefer the ability to apply more torque. I've used the cup-style socket method for over 35 years on all kinds of vehicles, and never had a problem getting a filter off with it.
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