Bronco Ranger XLT Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Tennessee, USA, Earth
Thanks for all the replies and tips, guys. Since my original post, I bought a K&N filter off E-BAY and installed it in a 10" open element air cleaner that I had in the garage. I really like it. The Bronc seems to accelerate off of idle better, and overall has a better throttle response.
I'll just wait for colder weather now, and see if if the loss of the heat tube will affect the drivability.
On a side note, I didn't have enought K&N oil to re-oil the filter, so I used ATF fluid. The ATF looks the same (even the same color), and has the same feel and viscosity as the filter oil, and seems to work the same. Did I ruin my new filter, or is this OK?
78 Bronco Ranger XLT, 351M, 4 sp, Trailer Special