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How often should I replace breather filter. #4447807
07/02/17 08:56 PM
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Syntheticuser Offline OP
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In my Focus, 288k Zetec motor. I last replaced the breather filter at about 150k miles. I used a Motorcraft part. Should I replace it again or wait? The last one was plugged shut.

Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447818
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You should wait!


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Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447825
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Explain please. If it fails, gaskets will start weaping oil, correct?

Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447858
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If the last one was clogged at 150,000 mile why are you asking if you should replace the filter??


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Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447939
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If the last one was plugged at 150k, don't wait another 150k before changing. I'd say change it now.


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Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447960
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Originally Posted By: Syntheticuser
In my Focus, 288k Zetec motor. I last replaced the breather filter at about 150k miles. Should I replace it again? The last one was plugged shut.


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Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447992
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You do mean the Air Cleaner breather right? I blow mine out and wipe down the inner housing every time I do the oil using the air compressor. It's amazing the crud and dust that come outa there. Then I toss it at around 100 k unless it's starting to look funky and deteriorate .

Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4447995
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I change air, cabin and breathers on their appearance not mileage or time.


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Re: How often should I replace breather filter. [Re: Syntheticuser] #4448180
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It's changed now.

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