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ReddevilNO

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:39:48 AM

I checked mine and wasn't satisfied with how it looked, because it wasn't clean enough for me. It could cause me some other problems later if it's too dirty. Like burning gas right?

[Edited by: ReddevilNO at 12/8/2012 6:40:54 AM EST]
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:46:53 AM

yes & I change when needed. Most of my larger engines have vacuum gages on
the air cleaner housings to let you know it's time to change the air filter.
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russells350
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:45:50 AM

yes
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:12:53 AM

No.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 6:50:00 AM

no
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 11:30:47 AM

yes-cabin
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:54:26 AM

Yes
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97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:35:15 AM

Every oil change.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:07:12 AM

Yes, monthly.
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coffeerage
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:49:20 PM

Yes, and replace as necessary.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 7:52:15 AM

yes
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 7:51:18 AM

Yes
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Millers37
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:25:01 AM

Yes
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:04:26 AM

Which air filter are you talking about. The engine air filter or the cabin air filter?
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 3:18:38 PM

Yes.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 2:43:25 PM

The air filter, unless it is heavily clogged, has very little impact on gas mileage.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:28:07 PM

"Like burning gas right? "

Modern computerized cars adjust the fuel flow to match air flow. The main effect is on power, especially during acceleration. MPGs? Not so much.

I check my air filter about once a couple times per year.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:18:15 PM

Yes
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nichols
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:12:34 PM

rarely
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 9:06:44 AM

Yes, I check & change when needed.
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barryw8
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 8:19:16 AM

no
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 8:08:10 AM

no
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gougedathepumps
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:37:11 AM

I always check it when I do the oil change, about every 10,000kms (6000miles)
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RacerGene
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:36:59 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:35:38 AM

Yes
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:34:27 AM

Whew, just ran outside and sure enough it was right where I left it. Thanks.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 5:29:17 PM

Just replaced it
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 2:54:00 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:42:19 PM

Yes
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:11:02 AM

Yes, the dirtier the air filter, the harder it is to breathe, and considering the engine needs air to run properly, it'll use more gas the dirtier the filter is.

Check it at least twice a year.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:31:17 AM

yes
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mingaa57
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:29:28 AM

I use a K&N so, yes - I maintain it myself.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:08:06 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:06:12 AM

Yes.
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Bridge2012
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:29:37 PM

Just changed it yesterday
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:33:49 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:47:02 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:36:43 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:55:17 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:32:34 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:09:56 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 8:28:56 AM

Yes
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Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 4:00:47 PM

replace it regularly
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:08:03 PM

Checked and knocked clean every oil change. Replaced as per service schedule for car
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:24:59 AM

replace it regularly
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:56:06 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:35:21 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:26:02 AM

Just replace them in both of my vehicles
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