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I have a 1959 Nash Metropolitan with an oil bath air filter. Would you recommend just leaving it alone or should I replace it with a modern air filter? (The replacement looks the same from the outside so I'm not worried about the appearance.)

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Iwould say yes but only from the ecological point of view.Eliminating the solvents needed to clean the filter and the ease of replacement would be two strong points.

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I'd say yes because you're likely to get better filtration with a modern filter. Even contemporary oiled air filters don't work as well as pleated paper filters (although they do flow more air). –  TMN Mar 9 '12 at 13:37
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