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I was wondering if anyone has a foam filter in their car. I have looked all over the Forum, and all I have found is discussion on K&N. I am concluding K&Ns are good for flow but bad for protection. Plus there sounds like the possibility of MAF sensor issues. I currently have K&Ns in my 06 C230 but am considering taking them out and replacing them with OEM filters (sucks because they are not cheap). However, before I do I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with foam filters.

Also, any recommendation on where you can buy OEM parts online.
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I have piper cross foam filters.
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I have piper cross foam filters.
Do you like them? Are they hard to clean? Any issues with CEL or MAF sensors?
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Not needed to clean them yet,I've got a PDF on cleaning them.....No problems with CEL or MAF........Yes I like them,maybe it's all in the mind but I just don't like paper ones!
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I understand the feeling. I don't like the paper one either, so I got some K&N but after doing some research (after the fact) it seems K&Ns are not all they are cracked up to be. From my research it sounds like foam has the best filtration of them all, so maybe I will try them. Thanks for you input.
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I spent a while doing research,various video demos and reading, changed my mind back and forth and went for the foam...Why?....Not 100% sure, seemed better filtration than K+N, also figured they will be easier to clean, plus when you look in to the actual structure of the foam it just seemed better...I may be wrong.
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