I didn't think the oil in the K&N would be a big issue, but you're logic makes sense. I'll take your advise on it and trust your experience. The Intake boot from the stock intake that I will be putting in show's a little wear at the creases, but no holes. I have yet to inspect the deeper one in the car, chances are its probably a little worse, might just order new boots, since it'll probably need them eventually.
I'll post up results after I get all this stuff done this weekend. thanks for the help.