air filter

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by hurricane, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. hurricane

    hurricane Member

    All 3 of my builds run better with no filter ,does anyone else run there engines with no air filter on them?
     

  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    nope...you should run a filter if you want your engine to live.
    tiny particles of dust and dirt can get sucked in and scratch the cylinder, which will eventually lead to a loss of compression.
    spend $13.00 and get yourself a high flow k&n style filter off e-bay. The stock filter isn't very good and the housing is just ugly.
     
  3. hurricane

    hurricane Member

    meh ,it is a very real noticeable power difference without the air filter. I can actually climb hills now. I think I will risk motor damage for now
     
  4. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    erm... i aint got no filter at the mo cus i changed carb n havent gotten a filter for it yet...

    but that isnt what killed my engine...

    granted, its what willlll kill an engine eventually.

    meh, i look at these as cheap...why worry? kill and replace, kill and replace.
     
  5. hurricane

    hurricane Member

    exactly,now if i owned very expensive motors it would be a different story
     
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    the reason why you are getting more power without a filter ie because the stock filter is a peice of ****, the stock air filter housing is a peice of ****, and no filter is giving you a slightly leaner condition on your air-fuel mixture.

    hey..if it's working for you, then go for it.
     
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