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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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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 11:20:35 AM

Paper, usually Purolator brand.
Any paper filter will clean the air better than any K&N, and cheaper too.

$50 for K&N, then $12 for cleaning kit good for 3 or 4 services. About half hour to clean the filter, dry overnight, half hour to oil the filter, and another 12 hours for the oil to dry. Lots of labor and downtime. $12-$15 paper filter goes in and out in 5 minutes. No muss, no fuss, no doubt about whether the oil was applied properly, too much or too little or a skipped spot.
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 3:43:44 AM

Replace it, with every oil change.
outlaw329
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 1:07:10 AM

K&N on all my vehicles
Houckster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 7:42:29 PM

K&N but I don't think it's a panacea and I'd go back to an OEM filter without a whimper.
SAButton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 7:22:54 AM

WIX
Mahalo5
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 1:13:49 AM

K & N filter. It does seem to improve fuel economy.
RRBC
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 2:32:25 PM

Don't know the brand but have never notice a difference in fuel eco
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:06:14 AM

OEM
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 2:19:31 PM

oem
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 6:33:04 AM

I use whatever the manufacturer recommends.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 6:24:12 AM

OEM filters fine particles of dirt better than most, so thats what I use.
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 1:32:08 AM

standard factory OEM filters, they do not affect fuel economy in modern EFI engines
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:48:19 PM

fram
anl0109
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 12:49:29 PM

Run FRAM in one and WIX in another. Both do quite well based on oil analysis, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance. Key for me has been regularly changing them!

[Edited by: anl0109 at 2/4/2015 12:50:08 PM EST]
speedfreek
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:28:48 AM

I use an aftermarket cotton gauze style filter but I don't push my vehicle hard. Apparently delco's are good for stopping contaminants up to three 9's

google
Debunking the K&N Myth

fyi



[Edited by: speedfreek at 2/4/2015 11:30:11 AM EST]
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 10:15:35 AM

Any name brand paper filter. Had K & N before but same mileage, but better take off torque.
Grizzlyraptor2
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 9:53:50 AM

K&N. Seen an increase in fuel economy.
JohnCur
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 8:32:44 AM

delco
Skyjunky
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 6:31:24 AM

OEM always
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 10:14:24 AM

delco
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 12:35:27 PM

OEM offers the best filtration & cost benefit.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 9:03:27 AM

The one recommended by the auto maker and repair shop.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:00:06 PM

Delco
redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:12:36 AM

fram
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:39:08 AM

mechanic takes care of that


[Edited by: poetdog73 at 1/23/2015 8:39:24 AM EST]
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:48:06 AM

Any paper element type, brand wise, >>> ones that have proved their reputation over many past years.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:33:20 AM

I use OEM for superior filtration.
Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 10:08:01 AM

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

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

I use a Donaldson or WIX air filter.
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.
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.
Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 9:23:21 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fram.
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]
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.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:18:05 PM

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

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

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

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

K&N
Desoto49
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 4:28:03 PM

Puralator
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 7:59:46 AM

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

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

usually Fram
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