K&N Air Filter Saves Chris Riddle's Chevy S-10 from Rodent Demise

 
 
After yanking out the king-sized rat bed, Riddle shook out still more debris.
After yanking out the king-sized rat bed, Riddle shook out still more debris.
Okay, we get bats in the belfry, but rats in the air filter? Yikes. Chris Riddle from Ft. Worth, Texas, recently purchased a 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup that had been sitting in mothballs for roughly three years. After driving the truck for about 3,000 miles Riddle figured it was time to change the air filter. To his very auspicious surprise there was a K&N air filter in the truck, "Which probably saved the vehicle," commented Riddle.
The Chap Stick provides a reference point for the size of the rats nest Riddle removed from his air filter canister.
The Chap Stick provides a reference point for the size of the rats nest Riddle removed from his air filter canister.


A Texas sized pack-rat had converted the truck's filter canister into his own private rodent condo, there was nesting material and trash crammed into every nook and cranny. At the very least a lesser filter would have been completely blocked. However, we've heard of other grim stories, were squirrels have eaten clean through a paper filter, and then when the unsuspecting driver goes to start the vehicle, any stored nuts or other debris is sucked into the engine.

"The K&N filter kept the truck running," said Riddle. "After knocking about a pound of trash out of the filter, it cleaned right up to be just like new again. I am a lifetime believer in K&N filters, and this just proves it."

"It is my everyday truck, it's how I go to work, the store, haul firewood, or take the kids to get a haircut - that truck is how I get there. It has 99,200 miles on it, and with all the junk in that filter, I was still getting around 20 mpg. I can't wait to see what I get now that all of that stuff is gone."

Riddle explains that he used to work for Genuine Parts Company, the parent company of NAPA Auto Parts, so he was very well aware of K&N filters, and as he puts it "Their superior reputation for a good long while now." Riddle says he has also used the air and oil filters in several of his vehicles over the years. "After seeing what I saw, all the trash that was in that filter canister, and how the truck still kept on running - I will never buy any other brand ever again."

And Riddle wasn't the only one in his family moved enough to buy only K&N, "My father-in-law purchased a K&N air filter for his F-150 when he saw the sheer volume of junk that shook out of mine. He was immediately convinced, as I am, that K&N's reputation for quality is well deserved."

Once again, irrefutable proof that K&N air filters allow your vehicle to breathe better, they last for like a million miles, and they are Texas pack-rat resistant.

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