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Dirty Engine Air filter

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Redfox1, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Redfox1

    Redfox1 [OP] 'Stralia! Riding Roo's and wrangling koalas

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    So i took my truck in for the 20,000 mile service the other day and the dealership said that my engine air filter was dirty. Should i replace it? The dealership replaces it at 30,000 miles. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Any opinions on brands?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    AFE pro-dry, that way you dont have to mess with oil and it will give you a little better flow
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Ill look into it. Thanks
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    the dealership in my area doesnt even replace the air filter... its not part of the 2-year preventive maintenance plan
     
  7. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    I change my AIR and CABIN filter once a year, cheap fix to keep
    everthing clean and flowing!
     
  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    X2! I kept the OEM to install while the AFE dried after cleaning. The AFE is a life-long filter if you take care of it.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    gobias

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    AFE Pro Dry is good. I have one on mine but switch to OEM if I'm going wheeling in dusty conditions.
    K&N is also good as long as you don't over oil it and use common sense.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Tell the dealer NO

    Drive to your local autostore, buy a filter and install it yourself.

    The dealership is SUGGESTIVE SELLING - and trying to make more money off you.
    They'll do that all the time for the stupid things that you don't need (and can do yourself).
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Thanks for the input you guys. It looks like it would be worth it to get a Afe filter then. I wasn't sure about it at first considering its about 70 bucks.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    they are nicely made filters they are worth it :thumbsup:
     
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