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A filter used to reduce particulate count in air prior to air entering the throttle body or carburetor of an internal combustion engine.

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Ticking sound when stopping (for example at a traffic light or stop sign) and driving off again

I took my Hyundai accent in for a battery change the guy was quite rough when he was putting the battery in, so far so that he was weighing down on the air filter cover and trying to push the air ...
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Air Filter made car quiter

Civic coupe vti 99. Just removed the old man filter which had dirt and debris etc for another cheap £6 filter and the car got quiter. I’m just wondering if the quietness be because the new filter isn’...
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I got a wipe stuck/ clogged in the Air-filter holes need helpful advice

I was changing/cleaning out my Air filter inside my 2004 Chevy Classic and as i was cleaning it out i notice the box where the air filter gone was very dirty so i wiped it with a wipe and it fell ...
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Air filter for 1.4 tdci Ford Fiesta

i have a 1.4 TDCI Ford Fiesta mk7 and I would like to know if I can install a cone shaped air filter in this engine in order to have a little bit more sound without looking too "showy". My ...
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Will an oiled air filter lessen or harm my motor? [duplicate]

Just bought a 4runner after 22 years and 508k miles in my 98 XJ. Folks say the Toyota 4runner pretty solid that's why I bought it. Anyways most have the upgraded cold air intakes like k&n or trd ...
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Orientation for finding high grade cabin air filters (e.g. non-OEM)

I'm way out of my domain of expertise here, not being automotively or mechanically inclined at all, so would like some brief orientation here. I'm not seeking any particular brand, only something that ...
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Can I remove my air box and maintain engine characteristics?

I have recently purchased a Yamaha XSR900. I love pretty much everything about the bike, but I am planning a bunch of customizations to make it my own. Mostly cosmetic. Some not so much. One of the ...
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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

I have read many warnings about driving a car through deep water. Some problems that this can cause is destroy the catalytic converter and in petrol engines water can cause damage to spark plugs. And ...
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How to find the correct air filter for my car?

I am trying to replace my both Cabin and Engine Air filter. The problem is, not sure how to find the match for it. I check the existing air filters and this is what it says. Cabin Air Filter 5092 14 ...
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is it a good idea to put essential oil in cabin air filter?

I am about to change my cabin air filter and wanted to check weather it's a good idea to put some essential oil in my cabin air filter to better smell in car. I know having oil in Engine Air filter ...
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How to cover up this vent at the bottom of my windshield?

Here's the part that I am trying to describe: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C0ENDk_zll0cBa9aoRKwI5QgCKMQRRuB/view?usp=sharing Why I would like to cover this up is because my car is parked outside ...
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Car engine got wet through low water pass - any potential unseen damage?

Last night it was raining hard. There was a bridge that was flooded but I couldn't tell because the ruler marker sign was knocked down. As I approached it the car got deeper and deeper into water. ...
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How to know to what extent, if any, an engine has been damaged by dirt?

Today I realised that my engine air filter had been improperly installed. One of the clips of the covering was not closed properly. I think its because I didn’t unscrew the intake pipe while ...
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Could broken air filter seal/gasket impair intake?

I am getting a P0101: Mass or Air flow Circuit and noticed that my air filter gasket is getting dangly in places, which might be causing it not to seal well. Could that be causing impaired air intake, ...
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How does Ken Block's Hoonicorn V2 filter air from the turbos?

Ken Block's 1965 Ford Mustang dubbed the "Hoonicorn V2" features a pair of turbos that stick out of the hood. If you look at the picture of the engine bay there appears to be no air filtering ...
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Does the air intake system in a VW CC 2010 go around the engine?

I am trying to visualize what the air intake system in my car looks like. It's a turbocharged 2.0L VW engine. As I understand it, the air intake is on the front right near the radiator and headlight....
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Can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?

As the question states, can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?
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Can my ECU tell me if my air filter should be changed?

While replacing my air filter I was looking at the old one and wondering, "I can see this has debris on it, but how much was that affecting airflow to the engine?" Obviously the more restrictive the ...
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Do you really need to clean air filter housing?

My air filter housing was quite dirty. I'm referring to the part in the pic which I believe is referred to as the air filter housing. I was trying to clean it out, it was quite windy and I noticed ...
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What is this substance going through air filter?

When I removed an air filter recently I noticed it had this a glue like substance going across it as you can see in the picture. It must have either come like that or the mechanic put it on. Just ...
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Is this air filter of poor quality?

I just bought an air filter for my car(civic vti 1999). Though it fits, It looks kind of cheap and not resembling the original filter in the car(which has a metal panel on the filter). I was told ...
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Can removing temporarily disconnecting filter damage car or not?

I bought a civic vti and when running the car the vtec didnt sound as loud as the test drive. the seller told me that was because he removed the 'whales penis' modification which I had agreed to. He ...
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CEL after cleaning throttle body and replacing PCV valve - false negative?

Today I performed the following maintenance on my 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i wagon: Replace air filter Clean throttle body Replace PCV valve Replace all PCV pipes Replace throttle body gasket The PCV ...
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Why wont my Toyota dual cab 2004 3.0lt turbo diesel wont go over 100km/hour

I have just bought a new Hilux, its had work done too it aswell as been RWC approved and registered. But i notice yesterday coming back home that it was struggling to get up to 100 or over. I am ...
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High rpm on neutral but flatting the gas pedal while on D doesn't increase the rpm

Lately and before this problem occurs I have started hearing some noises when the rpm gets to 3k ~ 4k when accelerating on the first gear, my car is automatic but I hear that noise only when starting ...
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Would it make sense to put a cold air intake in the 'stock' air filter box?

I have an Audi A6 C6 4F2 - 2.4L V6 and I'm wondering if I should put in a cold air intake. As seen on the picture right here (left side), there isn't much space.. I was thinking to put the ...
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Air filter box has a hole in it

I was changing out my air filter and in the process of cleaning out the air filter box I took a closer look at the source of this funny square patch of cleaner air filter media. This clean patch sits ...
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How do I fix the error code P2002 which is caused by filter or sensor in the exhaust of the car?

Do anyone know that how to fix this code?
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Precautions before changing air filter [closed]

I am using Chevrolet Sail-Uva Diesel 2013 model(India). I am about to change my air filter. Is there any cleaning process before changing air filter in cars? Anybody have great tips can improve this ...
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Is it OK to run a trimmer without the plate-filter support?

I've discovered the answer to this question by unfortunate experience, so I'm sharing it... I have an XT200 Weedeater Trimmer. In between the carburetor and the air filter is a thin metal plate ...
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Is it possible that fuel consumption increases after changing an alternator?

I had a fault with my alternator and I went to the workshop where they tested one alternator and it didn't work probably. That engine was shaking and sparking. But then they tried another one and it ...
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Is Engine Air Filter Replacement Necessary on a 2005 Honda PIlot

I have a 2005 Honda Pilot EX and I want to know if replacing the engine air filter is necessary. I'm asking this because when I searched Youtube for a tutorial I could find only 1 for a 2004 Honda ...
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Why is not replacing the engine air filter bad for the car?

I haven't replaced my engine air filter ever since buying the car used 4.5 years ago and don't know when if ever the previous owner replaced it. A lot of casual car-owners I ask don't even know about ...
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

I have an Opel Corsa D 1.4 turbo. I have bought a Conic Air Filter, but I need to know what I can do to make a better installation. I don't think that I have a good one, because is too close to the ...
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Bike currently running rich due to aftermarket exhaust, will adding an aftermarket air filter without any ecu work fix it

I have an MV Agusta Brutale 675 with a GPR Carbonox slip on installed. The air filter is stock and no work has been done on the ECU. My problem is: at this state it's running rich as one can smell un ...
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Cold Air Intake and Engine Wear

I'm contemplating whether or not to retrofit my car with a cold-air intake and performance air filter. Will doing so lower the lifespan of my engine? That is to say, increase likelihood of engine ...
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Is it possible to fit mashroomhead air filter in Honda Stunner CBF 125?

I have Honda Stunner CBF 125 2009 model. I just need to know is it possible to replace the typical air filter with mashroomhead air filter to improve the bike performance? Is there any other way ...
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Can we determine the Cleaning Requirement of Air Filter Using OBD

Many a times, the dealer guy says that the unclean air filter consumes more fuel as compared to clean. So, my question is, is this really related to air filter? If yes, can we determine the case using ...
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Do air filters purify air better with age?

I have been reading in a few places that air filters get better with age, is this true? And how much better? Would it have any effect on quality of the oil or make oil dirty faster? Or is there ...
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KTM Duke 200, Broken Airbox

My duke generates an odd noise and when I looked under my seat what I saw was an open air filter box because of the broken screws. When I took my bike to the service center what they told was to ...
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Why go for aftermarket air filters?

If aftermarket air filters tend to increase the performance of a vehicle, why don't vehicle manufacturers install something similar that is manufactured by themselves in order to increase performance?...
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Which types of air filters are best at filtering, without causing notable problems?

What makes an air filter better or worse than an OEM air filter at removing debris and reducing engine wear?
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When is a cold air intake system beneficial?

Cold air intake must be one of the popular mods there is, and one subject to the most controversy as well. Manufacturers of such systems advertise 5-20 HP gains, yet there are claims that this mod ...
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Dirty air filter seal

Whenever I have had work done in the past that I can't perform myself, timing belt etc every garage I have been too has made a real mess with my air filter. When I check the filter there is always ...
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Can a performance air filter cause a car to burn oil?

My oil light recently came on in my car. I parked on the side and checked it. There was none on the stick. I added 1 liter and drove about 500m to my garage. I asked him to do an oil change and to ...
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oil spots on Air Filter

I have Matiz 1.0 with 122K Km on the meter. Today i noticed oil on air filter after inspection i found this might be coming from PCV hose(green highlighted one) and then inspected the PCV valve. ...
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Oiling lawn mower air filters

Why does the air filter on a lawn mower need to be oiled? Is it true that major engine damage will occur if the intake air filter is not oiled?
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Do I need to reprogram ECU when adding custom Air filter

I was thinking of replacing the air filter of a bike into a custom free flow filter. I understand that I have to mod the exhaust to free flow as well to accompany the increase in exhaust due to the ...
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2002 Honda Civic Si Air Box

I am about to replace a cracked air box on my 2002 Honda Civic Si. The one question I have is how do I get the old air box bolts out of the old air box top half and into the new one since it did not ...
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Carburettor jetting on installation of aftermarket air filter

I have a 150cc motorcycle and am planning to install an after market air filter(K&N) since the stock one was favoring fuel efficiency and not performance. The bike has a carburetor (Mikuni) not ...
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