Recent Topics
Eric O doesn't go past 5000 miles on Mobil 1
by das_peikko
04/26/18 12:45 AM
PURFLUX LS218 Cut Open
by Darwin1138
04/26/18 12:29 AM
Peugeot 207 naughty bits
by Darwin1138
04/25/18 11:55 PM
15% eBay on 4/26
by knnaz392
04/25/18 11:33 PM
Grease gun couplers
by Cgates
04/25/18 10:25 PM
Tires again ...
by Ndx
04/25/18 09:49 PM
antifreez?
by ernied
04/25/18 09:43 PM
Free $10 Walmart certificate for M1 exp 4/30
by ES550
04/25/18 09:33 PM
'07 Pontiac G6 - good replacement struts?
by Number_35
04/25/18 08:51 PM
Which Michelin Tire Would You Purchase?
by Gebo
04/25/18 08:45 PM
Did You Quit Smoking ?
by Warstud
04/25/18 08:21 PM
Mobil 1 Oil Selector Question
by klt1986
04/25/18 08:09 PM
AC Delco 0/20 - 2015 3.7l TiVTC. (5195Mi)
by DuckRyder
04/25/18 07:56 PM
Mobil 1 0W/20 AP, 7634 Miles, 2005 Civic 1.7 w PC
by DuckRyder
04/25/18 07:51 PM
New Yorker Magazine Caption Contest
by simple_gifts
04/25/18 07:37 PM
Best/affordable way to pick up a boat/trailer?
by Vern_in_IL
04/25/18 07:32 PM
Ford will only sell Mustang, Focus Active in N.A.
by wemay
04/25/18 07:14 PM
2015 Dodge Dart 7,697 NAPA Full Synthetic 0W 20
by Toto
04/25/18 07:12 PM
Mower starts on first pull of the rope in Spring
by MI_Roger
04/25/18 07:10 PM
COMCAST - Modem / Router recommendation
by reemoe2
04/25/18 07:02 PM
Newest Members
OleBillL, Mbrucker, John2311, emod, Rmay635703
64849 Registered Users
Who's Online
14 registered (Char Baby, bbhero, bmod305, emod, DallasTexas, das_peikko, 3 invisible), 942 Guests and 49 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64849 Members
68 Forums
282362 Topics
4714174 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4725939 - 04/13/18 04:10 PM Effect of forest fires on air filters
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
We had a bad forest fire season last summer. I got around to changing the Fram Extra Guard air filter in my 2005 Taurus. I happened to have the results from a UOA showing 28 ppm Silicon after 6 months and 5000 miles but the air filter was in in place since last April including the summer filled with choking smoke from the fires. Wondering if some of the fine smoke particles made it past the filter.


Edited by Snagglefoot (04/13/18 04:15 PM)

Top
#4725942 - 04/13/18 04:12 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Here is are the old and new Fram Extra Guard filters. Donít mind the splotchy dots from camera lens.





Edited by Snagglefoot (04/13/18 04:14 PM)

Top
#4725953 - 04/13/18 04:24 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 351
Loc: Westfield, Ma.
Doesn't look too dirty but i'll take the one on the left.
_________________________
Pete.
97 Ford Expl. 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive182k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM 5w30
Supertech ST8 (wix), Fram CA8141

Top
#4725957 - 04/13/18 04:31 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
SLO_Town Offline


Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 636
Loc: California's Wine Country
Snag:

I found this: "In a wildfire, hundreds of thousands of tons of respirable particulate matter is released. The vast majority of this particulate is smaller than 0.3 micron."

https://www.thermapure.com/wildfires-smoke-remediation-with-thermapureheat/

Seems to me that no air filter would stop that from getting into the intake.

Scott
_________________________
03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Castrol Edge EP 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Castrol Edge EP 5W-20)

Top
#4725958 - 04/13/18 04:31 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1179
Loc: toronto
Thanks for posting. Not often we can see the effects of wildfire smoke. How many hours was it operated during the fires? The back of the filter does not appear lighter than the front.

Top
#4725963 - 04/13/18 04:41 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2402
Loc: Wet side WA
Well I know that Volcano's are catastrophic on air filters. Thank you Mt Saint Helens!
_________________________
2004 Toyota Corolla 119818
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 73752
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top
#4725973 - 04/13/18 04:51 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: PeterPolyol]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: PeterPolyol
Thanks for posting. Not often we can see the effects of wildfire smoke. How many hours was it operated during the fires? The back of the filter does not appear lighter than the front.


The fires lasted all summer and depending on the wind it could be literally choking or just fine. Here are a few shots within 60 miles of my place. The government declared a state of emergency across the province so they could evacuate certain towns.


Edited by Snagglefoot (04/13/18 04:56 PM)

Top
#4725977 - 04/13/18 04:54 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta



Top
#4725994 - 04/13/18 05:18 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
SOHCman Offline


Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 1283
Loc: USA
would a tractor style "spin" dirt trap help protect the filter from this like it does from dust?
_________________________
If you want to do the whole "I'm a complete drop-kick" thing properly, they're the cars you drive, complete with the "doof-doof" sound system, loud exhaust, low profile tires and so on. -B320i

Top
#4726030 - 04/13/18 06:09 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Also, Iím wondering if the yellow oil coated Fram Tough Guard Air filter could help.


Edited by Snagglefoot (04/13/18 06:10 PM)

Top
#4726058 - 04/13/18 06:49 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Also, Iím wondering if the yellow oil coated Fram Tough Guard Air filter could help.


Just ordered up Fram Tough Guard Air filters for my Burb and Taurus from Amazon.ca. Thanks for everyoneís kind interest.

Top
#4726085 - 04/13/18 07:07 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 351
Loc: Westfield, Ma.
I'm curious whats this. Something that was burning and came out of the sky?










Edited by rollinpete (04/13/18 07:10 PM)
_________________________
Pete.
97 Ford Expl. 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive182k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM 5w30
Supertech ST8 (wix), Fram CA8141

Top
#4726089 - 04/13/18 07:11 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: SLO_Town]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 1972
Loc: Deplorable in KS/ fly over
Nano filtration might. I use a injen Nano filter with a prefilter and 2 layers of pantyhose on air filter.
_________________________
2015 Civic (R18Z1) 150k mi PUP 0w20/Ceratec,HPS SRI Intake,87e0 fuel Borla Exhaust/Tein Suspension
Go Nashville Predators!

Top
#4726090 - 04/13/18 07:14 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: rollinpete]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
I'm curious whats this. Something that was burning and came out of the sky?










Haha, that was that dang piece material that used to be inside my camera lens on my Iphone 5. It showed up in other photos as well around that time. LOL

Top
#4726341 - 04/13/18 11:23 PM Re: Effect of forest fires on air filters [Re: Snagglefoot]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 351
Loc: Westfield, Ma.
I thought it was some ufo material only captured on your camera.
_________________________
Pete.
97 Ford Expl. 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive182k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM 5w30
Supertech ST8 (wix), Fram CA8141

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >