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How Often Should I Clean and Service My S&B Filter?

S&B LogoThe capacity of an air filter is directly related to how often you must service your filter. Capacity is defined as the total amount of contaminants/dirt particles that the filter will hold before reaching its termination point. The termination point is a predefined restriction number that is used as the cut-off point when measuring how much dirt a filter will hold. For typical passenger cars and light-duty trucks, 10” H2O is used at the termination point.

In OE applications, a new filter must be purchased every time the filter reaches maximum capacity. Not only is this costly, but it also creates unnecessary environmental waste. When an S&B intake kit or performance air filter is installed, you simply clean and re-oil the air filter per S&B’s specifications. Keep in mind that the conditions that the vehicle is operated under will determine how quickly it will take a specific filter to reach its capacity. With this being said, you can compare the ISO 5011 test results to find the difference in capacities for the OE air filter and the S&B air filter on the Orange County Diesel website just look up the part and click on the “extended information” tab.

The spreadsheet below is the Service Factor for each filter, this compares how the frequency of Servicing the Filter is affected. For example, if the S&B filter capacity is half that of the OE filter, the Service Factor is twice that of the OE filter. Simply put, you will have to clean the S&B filter in half the time you would normally take for an OE filter to load.


It is extremely important to clean and oil your filter correctly. Instructions, oil amounts and other pertinent information regarding S&B filters can be seen on the Orange County Diesel website in the description of each filter or intake and can also be found in the manual for the product under the “extended information” tab.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B filters, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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S&B Performance Intake Kit? How much horsepower will I see? Will it increase fuel economy?

S&B LogoHorsepower can be increased by increasing airflow to the vehicle’s engine. Typically, the OE stock air box and induction tube significantly restrict the airflow. S&B design’s its intake kits to increase the amount of horsepower by 5-10% by allowing the engine to breathe easier.

S&B does not publish horsepower results specific to each part because the majority of our competition makes outrageous horsepower claims that are unsupported and often are accompanied by the disclaimer “Up To, As Much As, or Results May Vary.” There is no standard for dyno testing, it is difficult to hold our competition accountable for their inflated claims. S&B utilizes its 1/2 million dollar, climate controlled lab to test its intake kits and filters to the same standard (ISO 5011 Test Standard) used by the OE manufacturers, so there is substance behind S&B’s test results.

S&B publishes 2 critical results: airflow & efficiency

1. Airflow Rating: This rating shows how much the filter/intake improves the airflow vs. stock. Improving the airflow results in more power and better fuel economy.

2. Efficiency Rating: Protecting your engine while dramatically improving the airflow is S&B’s competitive advantage which is why we post the efficiency numbers along with the airflow rating. The efficiency rating shows how much dirt our filters will stop. Our minimum goal for efficiency is 99.0%.

Question:
Will an S&B cold air intake kit provide me with an improvement in fuel economy?

Answer:
The simple answer is yes. By lowering the restriction level vs. stock, the S&B intake allows the engine to work more efficiently which will improve fuel economy.

According to the Department of Energy, a dirty air filter will have an adverse affect on fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov states that replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.  The reason a clean filter improves fuel economy is because it is less restrictive than a dirty filter, so the engine works less to consume the air it needs. This S&B intake kit is substantially less restrictive than the OE induction system with a clean filter installed thus allowing the engine to breather even easier which results in better fuel economy. S&B does not make a specific claim with regards to fuel economy because there are too many factors that can affect your miles per gallon.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B cold air intake kit. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B cold air intake kit, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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S&B Cast Aluminum Intake Elbows – Big Airflow over Stock

S&B LogoWhy use cast aluminum?
S&B chose to manufacture their Intake Elbows out of cast aluminum because you need a part that delivers extreme performance without the risk of it bursting in the field. While we too liked the idea of using a composite material to make our elbows, trust us, it’s not worth the risk.

Features a larger plenum for increased airflow, and smooth radius turns to reduce turbulence and intake pressure losses.  S&B’s unique design positions the fasteners outside of the manifold (instead of through it) to reduce airflow restriction, and 5 convenient ports for the Dodge Cummins Intake Elbow and 3 for the Ford Powerstroke Intake Elbow make it easy to monitor boost and/or inject nitrous oxide or another power adder.

Intake Elbow Picture

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B Cast Aluminum Intake Elbows. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B Cast Aluminum Intake Elbows, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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OCDiesel has an inexpensive and simple approach to better airflow.

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Over 30 years ago S&B Filters started with a simple mission to become a manufacturer of the most technicallyimage of filters advanced high performance filter on the market. Their commitment to the race community allowed them to develop products that featured the incredibly high efficiency ratings and tremendously low air flow restriction.

They busted knuckles with the best engine builders of the day to deliver a product that supplied what they were craving a filter that delivered performance advantages without sacrificing engine protection. They succeeded by keeping their production capabilities on the front-edge of technology, and never, ever wavering from their goal of producing a high performance air filter that tests better than any other manufacturer. And even today they are pushing the other manufacturers to test to their standards.

Exceptional Design

Exceptional design, leading-edge manufacturing and a commitment to thorough research and development has allowed them to make several advancements within the high performance category. Here are a few examples of their latest technological advancements with filters:

  • S&B Filters are designed and tested to meet the ISO 5011 Air Filtration Test Standard, the worldwide accepted benchmark for measuring the performance of air filters.
  • S&B Filters tests its product to a higher standard in order to develop filters that improve airflow, protect the engine and permit more horsepower.
  • With the consumer clearly in mind, S&B Filters has developed the Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit, which enables for the proper cleaning and oiling of S&B filters, thus ensuring a longer filter life and improving performance for the vehicle.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B Filters. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B Filters, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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OCDiesel has S&B Filters for aFe Intake Kits!

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S&B Filters for aFe Intake Kits

Improve the airflow of your aFe Intake Kit without sacrificing engine protection. Numbers don’t lie, so check out how they did against aFe in all the key categories including price. Want more details? Download the ISO 5011 Test Results for each filter. That’s right, they tested each part number, so you could have the facts.

Better Airflow: 6.6% – 30.4% over aFe

Extreme Protection: Efficiency Rates Between 99.13% – 99.39%

Long Intervals Between Cleaning: Holds as much as 51.9% more dirt for longer life between cleaning.

A Reasonable Price: With a price of $55.00 this is the best deal in town.

Be sure to look in the extended information tab for the ISO 5011 test results!

S&B Replacement Air Filter for aFe Intakes for Dodge Cummins

S&B Replacement Air Filter for aFe Intakes for Ford Powerstroke

S&B Replacement Air Filter for aFe Intakes for GM Duramax

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S&B Diesel Performance Filters

Diesel engines consume air at a much higher rate than most gas vehicles. The speed of air flow is referred to in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The higher the CFM, the more difficult it is to stop the contaminants from reaching the vehicles engine. S&B  designed a filter specifically targeting the diesel marketplace using 8-layers of cotton, a proprietary oil formula and 30 years of experience making filters. The result is a Performance Air Filter that greatly improves the air flow while still protecting your engine. S&B’s minimum requirement for efficiency on diesel filters is 99.1%. As an example, S&B’s Performance Filter for the Chevrolet Duramax Diesel 6.6L LB7 & LLY improved the air flow over the stock paper filter by 27.6% while stopping 99.44% of the dirt. S&B replacement filters provide the performance and protection diesel consumers demand.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B replacement filters. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B replacement filters, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Want more power and better fuel economy?

It all starts with airflow. The more air that your engine breathes, the more oxygen it receives. More oxygen results in a better combustion. Better combustion translates into more power and better fuel economy. This is why your vehicle runs better on cool mornings than on hot afternoons as cool air is denser and contains more oxygen. You can feed your engine more oxygen by reducing the restriction of the airflow. OC Diesel has the full line of S&B Precision Cleaning and Oiling Kits to breathe new life into your performance filters. 

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B Precision Cleaning and Oiling Kits. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying S&B Precision Cleaning and Oiling Kits, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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