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post #1 of 5 Old 12-05-2013, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Do I Have a K&N Filter?? (Pics)

Just curious,

I've had my XJ for a bit now, but remember at first being a little intimidated when I saw the K&N sticker on my airbox lid. It looks the same as any other filter, or even the one on my YJ. I always thought K&N's were the cone type.

Basically I wanted to know, if it is a K&N, can I replace it with just a regular filter? If not, I'll just follow the cleaning instructions on the sticker. As you can tell, there's some oil stains on the filter too.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-05-2013, 08:23 AM
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Yeah that is definitely not a K&N filter just replace it with any panel filter of your choice.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-05-2013, 04:48 PM
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Yeah that is definitely not a K&N filter just replace it with any panel filter of your choice.
X2, that sticker comes with K&N filters so you mechanic doesn't accidently throw it out. The Previous owner probably put a K&N in it, removed it and went back to paper before selling it, and did not remove the sticker.

Not all K&Ns are cones but they are all cotton/gauze backed with metal mesh, they are also usually red in color (from dye in the oil).
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-05-2013, 08:03 PM
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I have a K&N drop in filter in my stock air box, its your typical K&N red/purple color. And has K&N stamped into it on nearly every corner. The one you have posted is the standard paper filter. Toss it and replace it.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 02:47 AM
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A simple GOOGLE search would show you what one looks like...
http://www.knfilters.com/air_filter/jeep_cherokee.aspx
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