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Old 04-23-2022, 09:36 PM
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At the top of the KN filter is a welded on nut that helps in removal. There are two little pass through holes on the removal nut.
​Does anyone know what the reason is for the holes? Is it some safety reason?
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Metal wire can be used to keep the filter from becoming loose. Referred to as "safety wire".
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Metal wire can be used to keep the filter from becoming loose. Referred to as "safety wire".
QUOTI don't understand how any wire would be a safety feature. How would you route the wire?
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QUOTI don't understand how any wire would be a safety feature. How would you route the wire?
Google "oil filter safety wire". Lots of images there. Often used on airplanes.
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Further more….That nut doesn’t let you, well, help you, take off filter either. Nut seems to be a gimmick. , but good news is the K&N filters are really good. Thick shell, good filtration, good flow rates. 👍
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Originally Posted by Mariah212Z View Post
QUOTI don't understand how any wire would be a safety feature. How would you route the wire?
In the application of a standard threaded bolt (counter clockwise to loosen); the wire would be routed and secured to a nearby feature in a manner as to prevent bolt rotation if it were to come loose. It’s a secondary retention feature in situations where a helical insert has failed or the bolt has lost torque pre-load.

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Further more….That nut doesn’t let you, well, help you, take off filter either. Nut seems to be a gimmick. , but good news is the K&N filters are really good. Thick shell, good filtration, good flow rates. 👍
You beat me to it on the nut, yes, more of a gimick as far as loosening one thats tight!
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Further more….That nut doesn’t let you, well, help you, take off filter either. Nut seems to be a gimmick. , but good news is the K&N filters are really good. Thick shell, good filtration, good flow rates. 👍
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I disagree, I have always found the nut on the K&N usefull. On my Yukon XL the oil filter is underneath the engine and besides need to crawl underneath the engine the filter is in a recess. It is difficult to get a filter strap on. The nut on the K&N works fine. I use a socket and ratchet. That being said...I don't over tighten it.

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