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10K-20K 13 30.95%
20K-30K 11 26.19%
30K-40K 6 14.29%
50K+ 3 7.14%
when it gets dirty 9 21.43%
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post #1 of 19 Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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how often do you change your Air Filter?

this weekend, I changed my air filter (purolator), and noticed the car felt like a rocket in comparison to the old filter . I should double check for leaks, because the motor sound reminds me of my old Prelude . She just revs so freely now, and even top gear torque feels stronger than before (i.e. accelerating in 5th gear from 40mph)

I always use Purolator, and try to change every 25,000 miles or so. Am I waiting too long?


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I've changed mine about 4-5 times and it has 50k miles. So yes, you are waiting too long.


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this weekend, I changed my air filter (purolator), and noticed the car felt like a rocket in comparison to the old filter . I should double check for leaks, because the motor sound reminds me of my old Prelude . She just revs so freely now, and even top gear torque feels stronger than before (i.e. accelerating in 5th gear from 40mph)

I always use Purolator, and try to change every 25,000 miles or so. Am I waiting too long?
I usually change air filters every 15,000 miles. I guess because I don't drive much lol. I change the air and cabin filter same time like once a year no matter the mileage.

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I've seen a 7th Gen Accord go over 100k miles on the original engine and cabin air filter. I should have bagged it and took a photo. It was not pretty but the car still ran fine.

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Depends a lot on where you drive, for instance dusty or rainy conditions will get the filter dirty much quicker. If the filter looks dirty enough to where you think it could be restricting flow, change it.

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This made me go check my air filter. I don't think it's ever been changed my cars at 80000 so needless to say I went back inside and ordered a new k and n filter


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Never. I have a k&n. It gets cleaned and not changed.
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Rule of thumb is if you can see light through the pleats when you hold it up ot the sun it's still good.Most filters don't reach peek efficiency until it's 20% dirty.
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My 2007, I just bought, had the stock air filter on it and it has 128,000. I'll post pics when I get home later. I couldn't believe the car ran as good as it was..


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Honda recommends changing both air filters every 30,000 miles under normal driving conditions (for 4 cyl 7th gen Accord). I stick to this schedule and have done really well. The filters have never looked nasty. However, I do clean out both air filters at 15,000 mile intervals in between replacements. I've always used OEM filters purchased from College Hills Honda. I'm at 80,000 miles now.


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Never. I have a k&n. It gets cleaned and not changed.
I stopped using K&N air filters a long time ago. It's been said that the oil in the filter media may get misted onto MAF/intake path, causing issues. At least, that was the consensus of those "in the know" on the Nissan forums I used to frequent. I stick with dry filter media.

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I stopped using K&N air filters a long time ago. It's been said that the oil in the filter media may get misted onto MAF/intake path, causing issues. At least, that was the consensus of those "in the know" on the Nissan forums I used to frequent. I stick with dry filter media.
I have been back and fourth on dry and oiled, just spray off the MAF if it gets dirty and move on. I like oiled I like dry I have just always used K and N never anything else so I may be a bit bias to it.

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I stopped using K&N air filters a long time ago. It's been said that the oil in the filter media may get misted onto MAF/intake path, causing issues. At least, that was the consensus of those "in the know" on the Nissan forums I used to frequent. I stick with dry filter media.
It's been in there for about 70k miles. Original MAF. No issues.
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I think I'd rather just spring for a new filter, than have to try and clean and re-oil the old one. My filter doesn't seem to get very dirty. I think I've only changed it maybe 4 times in 9 years and 103k miles. Not a big expense to replace it.


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