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How often do you replace your air filter?

Me? I bought my truck at 33K i think...I'm at 77K and just replaced it.



Apparently I drove through a coal mine a few too many times.
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lol frams suck too. i change mine after every winter
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Well I'm hoping to get a K&N eventually. I'd like the "never have to change, just clean" part.
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Yah I didn't purchase that fram. It doesn't really matter to me though, i don't care which air filter i get
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Damn thats dirty LOL.

Everyone says Fram sucks...but it gets the job done and gets it done cheap.

I typically replace mine once or twice a year depending on how dirty it gets.
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damn I havent replaced mine in like 2 and a half years...
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I can just feel the grime on that thing by looking at that picture.
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I cleaned it once I think.
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I change mine when it looks dirty.
I also don't really care what brand it is. They're only like $15 bucks.
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i used to have a k&n one. it stayed pretty clean though

i end up buying the 10 dollar fram one and change it like every other oil change since its only 10 bucks.
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Ali agree with others, either every other oil change or when it looks dirty. I'm actually due now. I have to an oil change and I'll change that too.

hijack/ when do I change the plugs? /end hijack.
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I usually go about once a year.

I changed the Mazda at 1.5 years old... it wasn't dirty just felt better changing it! It's only been off the pavement twice so it's not in very dusty conditions!
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Ali agree with others, either every other oil change or when it looks dirty. I'm actually due now. I have to an oil change and I'll change that too.

hijack/ when do I change the plugs? /end hijack.
I think your supposed to do it at like 80k-100k miles.
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Changed mine out at 30K miles and just swapped it out tonight for a K&N drop in which I plan to clean / refresh every 2nd oil change but that could turn into every oil change as it's easy and cheap to refresh.
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I got a K&N around 1998 and haven't changed it since, only cleaned it 3 times too... it wasn't even dirty but I didn't think it would hurt anything to clean & oil it.
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Damn, I bet you gained a lot of power back after changing that. Me I usually will change it every oil change to every other oil change. But I usually only change my oil every 6-8 months.
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Damn man 40k miles on one filter thats crazy. Bet you get better gas milage.
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never i use the compressor to blow it out
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k+n cone. same one that came with the thunderbolt package from the factory in 2002. sooo never.
I did wash it when I got the truck at 80k. and again at 120.
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Me? I bought my truck at 33K i think...I'm at 77K and just replaced it.



Apparently I drove through a coal mine a few too many times.
Holy mother of God...Looks like you dropped your filter in a pit of tar, removed it and dropped it again... Anyway, I have a K&N air filter that I never replace (ie. million mile warranty), I just re-oil it every 25k miles to be safe...
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