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210,000 miles on one air filter #5386463 03/26/20 06:30 PM
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Bought air intake and air filter setup at around 100,000 miles and hadn't bothered to check it or change it as oil analysis reports didn't mention it. Today was a nice 60 degree day so I figured I would just replace it with one of the same instead of trying to clean it. It's the injen xx1010 / Donaldson dry flow filter. By accounts this filter had over 215,000 miles on it so I'm sure it's been on long enough.

I have seen the AEM dry flows cleaned with mild detergent so I've got some scent free vegan HE soap so I'll just use it and see how it goes..might be a good idea to keep a backup JIC.

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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386474 03/26/20 06:56 PM
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Thank you for posting this Marco. I haven't opened my air cleaner in over 100k Kms with no plans to open it anytime soon. It has an OE Toyota filter in it. I read on this site (which is simply the best site) that filters get better with usage. No CEL and the engine runs normally. Unless I hear that what I'm doing is potentially doing more harm than good I'm leaving it be.

On my last Toyota I left the air filter on for over 10 years without incident (I think).


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386481 03/26/20 07:10 PM
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I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: gathermewool] #5386508 03/26/20 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool
I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.



Looks like a HAI instead of CAI


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386593 03/26/20 08:52 PM
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Filters have a dual purpose, cleaning the air and allowing the maximum movement of air. As the filter begins to load up air flow is reduced.Short of doing a pressure drop test across the filter discoloration of the media is a good determinant.


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386704 03/27/20 02:24 AM
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The only time one notices an air filter being excessively restrictive is at WIDE OPEN THROTTLE


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386721 03/27/20 03:58 AM
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You don't want the old one? Someone might want it. I would clean it and use it on something.


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Linctex] #5386770 03/27/20 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
The only time one notices an air filter being excessively restrictive is at WIDE OPEN THROTTLE



True I believe ^^^^^


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386794 03/27/20 07:32 AM
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how do you get 320K miles in 4-5 years?

What all have you had to replace?

Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Linctex] #5386874 03/27/20 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
The only time one notices an air filter being excessively restrictive is at WIDE OPEN THROTTLE


If it is brand new, and the hp gain may not be able to be measured given all the variables.
Manufacturers give a hp rating for each engine.
Putting the intake in a warmer spot decreases the hp.

Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5386879 03/27/20 09:11 AM
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ABOVE: "how do you get 320K miles in 4-5 years?"
By driving 64K to 80K per year.

Seriously, I'm all for "a dirty filter is a happy filter" but when an engine air filter is quite dull grey and sand rains down as I remove it, I'm guessing it's OK to change it.
30K is what I use.

Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: PowerSurge] #5386954 03/27/20 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool
I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.




Originally Posted by PowerSurge
Originally Posted by gathermewool
I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.



Looks like a HAI instead of CAI



Everyone is free to comment where ever they like but what's the purpose of these types of comments?


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: Marco620] #5387060 03/27/20 01:58 PM
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I thought the same Wemay, pointless.


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: wemay] #5387101 03/27/20 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wemay
Originally Posted by gathermewool
I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.




Originally Posted by PowerSurge
Originally Posted by gathermewool
I wonder if you net better gas mileage, sucking in all of that hot air.



Looks like a HAI instead of CAI



Everyone is free to comment where ever they like but what's the purpose of these types of comments?


My post was serious. Won’t the intake of hot air result in better gas mileage?

I doubt the slight reduction in PSID across the intake with the SRI will make up for the ingestion of hot air, resulting in less power.


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Re: 210,000 miles on one air filter [Re: GSCJR] #5387148 03/27/20 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GSCJR
Thank you for posting this Marco. I haven't opened my air cleaner in over 100k Kms with no plans to open it anytime soon. It has an OE Toyota filter in it. I read on this site (which is simply the best site) that filters get better with usage. No CEL and the engine runs normally. Unless I hear that what I'm doing is potentially doing more harm than good I'm leaving it be.

On my last Toyota I left the air filter on for over 10 years without incident (I think).


Just install a filter restriction gauge, then you'll know when you need to change it:
https://www.knfilters.com/filterminder.htm


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