Q: Honda Accord air filters and oil additives

asked by on

Is there ever a time when high-flow air filter by K&N is a good idea for a daily driver like a Honda Accord, similar are oil additives like Dura Lube Slick 50 a good idea?

First to talk about air filters--K&N air filters are lubricated air filters. They have an element in them, but it’s got oils in it. So, they do clean quite well and they flow a little bit better. If you have what’s called the hot-wire MAF sensor on your car, unfortunately, when the guys are cleaning them, they put too much oil. The oil can ruin the MAF sensor.

Now, I don’t advise you, on any of your car, to use a hot-wire MAF sensor for that reason. But, they are good filters otherwise. If you don’t have a MAF sensor and it’s got a hot wire in it, go ahead and use it.

Now, oil additives, it’s kind of funny you’ve mentioned Slick Fifty--a friend of mine who was one of the executives of vice-presidents years ago, the company got bought out years ago --it was an oil head made of Teflon, actually a good work to some extent. But, if you use normal oil, and change your oil frequently, like you should in a normal car, you don’t really need to put any additives in it. But if you have an old joker that burns some oil on stuff--lot of times those oil additives do work ok. I personally use the Lucas oil additive when I have customers with worn-out engines that need to make them last a little bit longer.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Honda Accord air filters and oil additives

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: there is sediment and rust on the dipstick.

The oil dipstick may get moisture rust damage on them which is normal. Make sure you check the engine by opening the oil cap and looking inside. If you see the same rust and milky looking oil, then there was...

Q: power steering got hard after hitting a hole.

Hi there. When the EPS (Electronic Power Steering) light came on after hitting a pot hole in the road, then the jolt could have dislodged a wire from the EPS controller. Look around the steering column for any loose wiring....

Q: Had to jumpstart car but battery new

Normally, the car's battery is the most common cause of no starts. With the battery being a year old, it will still need to be tested to rule it out. If the battery is found to be okay, the alternator...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...