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Scientific Testing: Filters


Vehicle Information: Model: Carrera; Year: 1986; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2; Total Mileage: 130,000;

I and other Porsche drivers are always interested in improving/maintaining the performance of their Porsches. The problem is what do we believe?Manufactures always show their product in the best light but rumors persist that certain changes are bad (some filters allow more dust/dirt and cause damage). I am speaking specificlly about the K&N Filter but there are many others. Some owners are so fearfull they will only use factory parts.I have read many articles about synthetic oil, oil filters and air filters that significantly reduce engine wear and improve performance. I have owned reuseable oil filters that have significantly extended oil use (40-50,000 miles) with no significant wear. I would like to be able to take advantage of advances that improve performance and durability without sacrificing money or time to find the best answers.The PCA could create a system for basic engine adjustments (oil, gas and air filters) that are and can improve or maintain engine performance. PCA could test a variety of products using verifiable results and make the information available to members for a small fee (to cover costs). I am sure this would help settle disagreements about what really works without any bias. Has this idea been suggested and is it practical?

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