The filter won't prevent humidity in the charge air from passing through...Hey guys,
Sorry to bumb an old thread but I just got my truck 2 weeks ago and I love it!
I'm aware of the intercooler water condensing issue with the EcoBoost and even if I have a lastest one, I don't want to take any chance so... here my question:
Which dry or oïl filter would mostly prevent humid air to get throught ?
I would see an oiled filter will let more humid air flip thru because water slip and doesn't stick to oïl fabric right ?
I'm not concerned about dirt filtering issue for now as the truck only do city/suburnan/highway driving, 95% unloaded; RVing ~10 times per summer.
I plan to get the AFE Stage 1 Dry S kit #54-12111 for the simplicity of installation, maintenance and reversal (just in case!)
So any idea on this kit too ? I see the Pro Dry S is made up of two layers of randomly woven only as described in the article below...
This doesn't sound a lot compared to 5 and 7 layers of oiled filters but would a 2 layer dry would block more intense charged humid water vs a 5 layer oiled filter ?
Maybe a Dry filter + a pre-charger wrap under heavy rain would be the best combo to prevent humid air condensing in the IC ?
And you run without the pre-charger wrap for more HP and more turbo spooling sound
I'm pretty sure water molecules are smaller than dirt, and will pass right through...My question is not exactly that.. I want to know which of Dry or Oil air filter will prevent to most humidity get throught ?
I'm sure one or the other will act different, mostly think the oil will allow more... maybe I will get an oiled one with a pre-charger wrap for the rainny season and for towing in wet condition.
How do you like it? Any change in the sound? Had the K&N on my previous truck and the wife's rig had one.I've been running a K&N filter for close to three weeks now. No issues. Had one on my ranger for a year and a half.... No issues. Just gotta be vigilant in reading and following instructions on cleaning and oiling...
I'd say there is little to no difference in sound. If there is it'd be a placebo. LolHow do you like it? Any change in the sound? Had the K&N on my previous truck and the wife's rig had one.