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Skid44

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2011 9:30:09 PM

what brand of air filter do you use and does it affect your fuel economy ?
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 10:08:01 AM

Donaldson
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 6:57:13 PM

any brand paper filter
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 2:47:34 PM

I use a Donaldson or WIX air filter.
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SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:10:49 PM

Stock Motorcraft filter. I had a K&N on a previous vehicle but did not notice any difference in mileage.
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DrThos
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 8:14:13 PM

K&N, but I don't notice if I get any different mileage.
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Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 9:23:21 PM

K&N
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phatbak
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:51:16 PM

K&N ... and I believe in it.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:10:28 AM

I use what the dealer puts in.
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Desoto49
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 8:57:40 AM

Puralator
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mitmaks
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 5:10:59 PM

K&N
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:18:56 AM

cold air cone
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1fstgli
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:36:36 AM

K&N filter and so far it has helped
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 11:22:20 PM

Fram.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 2:07:53 PM

K&N, I think it makes a little difference.

[Edited by: TomB2 at 10/22/2013 2:09:21 PM EST]
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Jimkhope
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:44:10 PM

My OEM Honda filter was cheaper from the dealer than the aftermarket filters at the autoparts stores... Can't go wrong with the filter that was made specifically for your car by the people who made your car. Change your filter once a yr under normal driving conditions and fuel economy will never suffer.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:18:05 PM

pleated
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 9:58:42 AM

Fram but so what>?
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namzza6310
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 9:03:09 AM

K&N. Don't believe it makes much difference
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 8:50:20 PM

No idea.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:44:15 PM

K&N
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Desoto49
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Puralator
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 7:59:46 AM

Just got a Fram.
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GrizzlyRaptor
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 9:13:37 AM

K&N
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 8:54:29 AM

usually Fram
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:01:24 AM

Aftermarket filter.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:46:18 AM

K&N.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:29:02 AM

A round one
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MattGT500
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:09:11 AM

I use OEM factory parts only.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:13:00 AM

Standard factory replacement.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 4:19:44 PM

AC Delco
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 10:09:33 AM

Any well known dry special paper type or OEM. WFMe... At 0-60% throttle no mileage loss detected, I simply don't run any filters that are 60% dirty, also check your cabin air filter that can save fuel by staying reasonable clean and much better comfort Summer/Winter at the vents.

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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 8:15:50 AM

OEM
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 8:11:11 AM

Purolator or Fram air filters...either one and around $5.75 to $7.95 depending on sale price.
Used them on all our cars, trucks and SUVS over the past 57 years of driving and they've worked just fine.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 6:37:31 AM

OEM
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 4:15:59 AM

K&N.
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 1:33:00 AM

OEM
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HEBIII
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 1:52:57 PM

AC Delco
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 6:19:35 AM

a clean one
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forresj
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 10:32:37 AM

I use O.E.M. filters.

K&N filters is proven "not" to offer any fuel economy. The filters are way too expensive and require high maintainence. Most importantly, you run the risk of contaminating your MAF sensor if you don't properly allow the cotton filter to dry completely.

[Edited by: forresj at 9/24/2013 10:34:43 AM EST]
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 8:56:03 AM

K&N
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 9:05:27 AM

K&N, it works well, not diff in mileage.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 12:41:46 AM

OE

I wouldn't use a K&N in any vehicle I was't deliberately trying to kill.

K&N costs too much. $50 for a "lifetime" (self fulfilling prophesy I say) plus $10 cleaning+oil kits. And an hour of your time. And 12 hours between washing and oiling and 12 hours after oiling to let the oil dry before use. Vs a $15 paper filter which filters better and can be changed in 3 minutes.

[Edited by: GrumpyCat at 9/23/2013 12:44:57 AM EST]
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 5:30:17 PM

Mann.
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GrizzlyRaptor
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:39:52 PM

K&N
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:03:09 PM

K & N
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Guile69
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2013 7:39:18 PM

K and N
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:48:51 PM

K & N cold air intake in the Blazer, but it didn't improve MPG.

OEM twin filters in the '72 MG, still available :)

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fatso
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 1:03:01 PM

I have a airaid air filter and it helps with my gas mileage. About 4 more MPG.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 12:39:01 PM

Donaldson PowerCore.
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Zennyboy
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 2:03:27 AM

OEM
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 1:22:59 AM

I have a Fram
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