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Old 02-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Preferred Air Filter - 1998 K3500 6.5

hello all... first timer here.

my first few of what likely will be many questions on this forum involves the air filter for my 6.5...

what is your preferred air filter/intake setup for your 6.5? i am doing some research and discovering a variety of intake setups and user-preferred air filters.

at this point my truck is choking. acceleration is lagging and the turbo is virtually silent. currently i am running an open turbo with heat resistant screen zip tied over the inlet. it screams, but is only temporary, as i am installing a new 4" exhaust sometime next week but am still undecided on the intake assembly. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you nuts? And why is it silent? if it is and you are lacking power your waste gate is more than likely open, ie bad solonoid or vacuum pump. I just replaced my pump yesterday, and I have a stock air box and even I can hear the turbo inside my truck.
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when i said silent i dont necessarily mean it... should have said quiet. turbo is only noticeable under heavy strain or acceleration.

i removed the intake boot this morning to give myself some satisfaction - will be reconnecting it tonight so that i dont suck up any squirrels in my yard
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be able to hear it under normal acceleration above 2000 rpm. I would definatly check your wastegate also see how much vacuum you have at the wastegate at an idle. Search this forum for proper procedures to check vac.
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Yea... You might want to put on an air filter, dust and dirt is what makes your oil really nasty, plugs up your oil filter, and not to mention, can cause grit to score up the bearings, then bad things happin... VERY bad things happin.... and this will be you

As far as filters go, I run OEM paper for now, and I'll be switching to S&B when I get my intake done. Sure you gotta clean and oil it, but it gives me something to do just like oil changes and tire rotations.
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

I recommend that you either stick with the stock setup, as it provides the cleanest air. If you need higher air flow, I suggest you build a cold air intake yourself, using sheet metal to enclose a larger cylindrical paper filter. This way, you get flow without sacrificing the superior filtration of the paper filters.

There are a LOT of threads on this topic, such as:

To K&N or NOT to K&N.....

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thanks for the replies... i know it was risky... but it was an easy way to pinpoint the intake as the culprit instead of (as mentioned before) problems at the wastegate.


will be building custom intake
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herculined 8' and automotive undercoating
1999+ silverado alloy bright polished 8 lug wheels
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k&n filter w/ custom intake
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