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Does this need replacing? #5321966 01/13/20 08:47 PM
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It's a little dirty, though the Prius it came out of was carefully maintained all its life.

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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5321969 01/13/20 08:52 PM
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Change it.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5321983 01/13/20 09:10 PM
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No its just broken in unless you care for your car.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5321999 01/13/20 09:24 PM
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How hard is it to replace ? Never mind, just watched a video.... Will take more time to empty the glove box. Since you have it out, I'd vacuum it and put it on my to-do list. It doesn't need changed just from visual.

Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322019 01/13/20 09:45 PM
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Nobody can tell for certain just by seeing the photograph. Very likely it's ok, though, and filters better than a new one would.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322031 01/13/20 10:01 PM
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Air filter elements live in boxes above large chambers which have small entrance ports. This creates "velocity drops".
Larger particles fall away due to their mass.
Finer particles are left for the filter to catch.
I think they look cleaner after use than some filters.
Nobody says if dirt particles of different size fill a filter differently.
I don't know.....

The good thing is that regular maintenance factors in "doing it more often".

EXAMPLE: If you get a "Tearolater" oil filter you can extract some comfort from the likelihood of the next oil change being OK.

Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322045 01/13/20 10:15 PM
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Install a restriction gauge and then you'll know when the filter needs changing.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322080 01/13/20 11:03 PM
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Replace it smile

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Originally Posted by OVERKILL
Install a restriction gauge and then you'll know when the filter needs changing.

Between your restriction gauge and my airflow measuring tool, we should be able to determine if replacement is needed.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322186 01/14/20 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
It's a little dirty, though the Prius it came out of was carefully maintained all its life.


The way you put this sounds like it's an older car and this is the OEM filter. Why not change it out?



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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322202 01/14/20 07:28 AM
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Replace it since you have it out anyway.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322329 01/14/20 11:44 AM
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I'd change it.


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: joekingcorvette] #5322358 01/14/20 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by joekingcorvette
Replace it since you have it out anyway.


Exactly . After all , how much money for a new filter ? ( Is this an engine air filter or a cabin air filter ? )


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5322439 01/14/20 01:46 PM
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The flow should be through the other end, right? How does THAT side look?


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Re: Does this need replacing? [Re: AZjeff] #5322464 01/14/20 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
It's a little dirty, though the Prius it came out of was carefully maintained all its life.
... Why not change it out?
How 'bout because there's no reason to do so? The engine won't be impressed.


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