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air filter change #5454723 06/15/20 07:50 PM
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My daughter bought the Mini in my sig last spring with 30,000 miles. She had a friend that "knows a lot about Minis" do some routine maintenance. I was doing some cosmetic work on it and decided to check a few things. This is what I found when I pulled the air filter. A bunch of crud fell off the lower left before I could take a picture. Although it is packed with oily dirt and bugs, the air box was clean. Go figure. [Linked Image]


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Re: air filter change [Re: Inspecktor] #5454742 06/15/20 08:14 PM
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That's a lot of dirt for 30k miles. Surprised it wasn't throwing codes.


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people like to have things around but not to maintain them; just crazy


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Re: air filter change [Re: Inspecktor] #5454772 06/15/20 08:37 PM
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Does this filter have 30k on it - or the 44k that's in your Signature?

My Hyundai 2.4 GDI needs an air filter at 12k. One-third of it looks pretty dirty and the other 2/3rds looks almost new. I ordered a Wix online for around $13.

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Re: air filter change [Re: Inspecktor] #5454780 06/15/20 08:51 PM
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She needs to fire that friend. You might want to take a look at anything he was suppose to do.

Re: air filter change [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5454781 06/15/20 08:51 PM
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Does this filter have 30k on it - or the 44k that's in your Signature?

My Hyundai 2.4 GDI needs an air filter at 12k. One-third of it looks pretty dirty and the other 2/3rds looks almost new. I ordered a Wix online for around $13.

It was supposed to be changed, but wasn't. I would guess original equipment. Since my daughter picked it up, it has been run in mainly urban and suburban environments.


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Re: air filter change [Re: samven] #5454788 06/15/20 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by samven
She needs to fire that friend. You might want to take a look at anything he was suppose to do.

I am going over everything. Just finished the brakes, transmission service is due up next.


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It was just now hitting it's filtering top efficiency percentage. duh


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Re: air filter change [Re: Inspecktor] #5454845 06/15/20 10:19 PM
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Yuck!

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Originally Posted by oldhp
It was just now hitting it's filtering top efficiency percentage. duh



LOL

Yeah exactly... It's like 99.999999999999999999999% efficiency now LOL


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Re: air filter change [Re: Leo99] #5454878 06/16/20 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Leo99
That's a lot of dirt for 30k miles. Surprised it wasn't throwing codes.
Right. It must've been operated in a very dirty environment. I've run air filters several times that far without getting remotely near that level of collected junk.


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wow, that has to be the worst one I've ever seen

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Your daughters friend may believe that routine maintenance is fluffing the fur on the Fuzzy Dice hanging from the mirror.

It's time for a man to young man talk about necessary maintenance.
I wish someone would have taught me sooner.


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It should drive a lot better now. ESP after the trans fluid is changed along with a new air filter.

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Originally Posted by Inspecktor
My daughter bought the Mini in my sig last spring with 30,000 miles. She had a friend that "knows a lot about Minis" do some routine maintenance. I was doing some cosmetic work on it and decided to check a few things. This is what I found when I pulled the air filter. A bunch of crud fell off the lower left before I could take a picture. Although it is packed with oily dirt and bugs, the air box was clean. Go figure. [Linked Image]

So called "friend" doesn't know squat about Minis or anything else if he didn't find that dirty air filter. Run away even if the help is free. You'll pay.

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