K&N Application Search Definition of Comments


A number or character in parenthesis, (W) for example  
- In some vehicles there are two or more engines that have the same cubic displacement but do not use the same filters or kits.  The result comments provide help in identifying the proper filter or kit for these vehicles.  Sometimes the result comments will have a single character which relates to a character of a vehicle's VIN (vehicle identification number).  Your vehicle's VIN number should be visible on the dash of your car.  Use the following guidance to match the result comment VIN character:

  • Vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, Ford, and GM from 1972-80 use the fifth VIN character and from 1981-2003 use the eighth.

  • Vehicles manufactured by AMC/Eagle (except Jeep) from 1972-80 use the seventh VIN character, from 1981-1988 use the fourth character, and from 1989-98 use the eighth.

  • Vehicles manufactured by Jeep from 1972-74 (up to SN #100000) use the eighth VIN character, from 1974-80 (from SN #100001) use the seventh character, and from 1989-03 use the eighth.

2WD - Part fits two wheel drive vehicles.

4WD - Part fits four wheel drive vehicles.

All - The part fits all vehicles for the entered year, make, model, and engine size.

BHP (Brake Horsepower) - Unit of measure commonly used in the United Kingdom. It indicates the horsepower at the engine's output shaft.

Body Code - A vehicle's body code is usually contained in the VIN's (vehicle identification number) 4th character.

CA - Denotes that a Typhoon Intake is a "cold air intake".  See our Typhoon information page for more information.

Cartridge - Denotes an air box type that has a removable tray which holds the air filter.  The air filter in most of these air boxes is inserted vertically. 

CCA - Denotes that a Typhoon Intake is a "complete cold air intake".  Complete cold air intakes can be configured as a cold air intake or as a short ram intake.  See our Typhoon information page for more information.

DOHC - Denotes a dual overhead cam engine. 

DSL - Denotes a diesel fuelled engine

exc. - Except

EU - Fit tested on European model

F/I - Denotes a fuel injected engine (petroleum)

MAS - Mass Air Sensor

Non-Cartridge - Denotes an air box type that does not have a removable tray which holds the air filter.

Not Available in the USA - Indicates that the part does not fit US applications and that is not available in the United States.

OHC - Denotes an overhead cam engine. 

OHV - Denotes overhead valve.

PZEV - Denotes a partially zero-emissions vehicle.

Qty.2 - Two filters are needed for this application

SOHC - Denotes a single overhead cam engine. 

SR - Denotes that a Typhoon Intake is a "short ram air intake".  See our Typhoon information page for more information.

v - Valve, for example 12v indicates the part is for a 12 valve vehicle.


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