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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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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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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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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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Do premium air filters perform better than standard air filters?

I went in for an oil change recently and the Jiffy Lube technician tried to up sell me on buying a better oil for my car, and on buying a more expensive air filter. My car is a fairly normal compact ...
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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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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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What are the pros and cons of installing a high-performance air filter on a bike?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of installing high performance air filters (K&N,Green cotton,etc.) over original filter? What are the changes/working occur internally?
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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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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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Does gasoline ruin an air filter?

The carburetor on my 2005 Honda Shadow Aero (VT750C) had a bad leak and flooded the air cleaner assembly with gasoline. The air filter was completely soaked with gas, so I let it air dry. Is my ...
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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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Car is sluggish, jerking, and idles rough

I have a VW Polo Classic, 1.6L. Just recently it started to be slightly jerky when in idle and whilst driving. There is also a loss of power, a strong fuel smell, and sounding slightly like a VW ...
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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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How do I know if my air filter needs replacing?

They say when an air filter is dirty, you should replace it. However, I'm just not sure how "dirty" is dirty? Is there some sort of easy test to determine whether I need to replace it?
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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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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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How to Clean a Paper Air Filter

I have a 1989 Yamaha FZX 750, and I can't find a replacement air filter for it. What's the best method to clean the air filter?
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Why does my lawnmower air filter have a metal wire mesh?

I bought two spare paper air filters for my lawnmower. Once they arrived, I noticed an interesting feature in them. The side of the air filter that is at the carburetor/engine side has a thick metal ...
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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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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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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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Suzuki Access stops running during rains

My Suzuki Access stops running even when there is very little rain or when there is very little water in the roads. Every time when I take it to the mechanic, there is water logged inside the air ...
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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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Are there any performance hits using washable/renewable air filters?

Would the use of re-usable (a la K&N) air filters, bring any performance drops? I've heard stories from both sides of the argument.
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Should I get a reusable/washable air filter for my Kia Soul?

I've got a 2010 Kia Soul, and I was wondering if I should get a reusable/washable air filter, such as the K&N 33-2960. The reasons I would think to get such an air filter would be: Save on the ...
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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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How is this diesel engine stalling pattern caused by dirty air filter?

I happened to be negligent enough to leave the air filter unchanged in my Hilux KUN26, engine 1KDFTV — for 5.5 years and 47k kms (30k miles). The vehicle was seemingly all fine until one day I started ...
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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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Are there any negative sides to using multiple air filters?

My question is actually quite simple. Do you get any performance/sound/feel differences while driving with multiple air filters? For example, the stock filter that's built into most engines: and an ...
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Can you rinse air filters with water?

I have been told twice now that the air filters for the engine and my cabin air filter are really dirty and need to be replaced. They're roughly $40 each and it seems totally unnecessary to completely ...
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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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How do I know where to place my air filter?

I am thinking of buying a performance air filter for my 2001 SEAT Ibiza (6K2). The reason I'm considering this is because my stock filter needs replacing and I figured I might as well do it right 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Should I replace my oil bath air filter with a normal one?

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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Air filter turned black due to exhaust manifold leakage

Hi. As can you see my new air filter(that was original yellow color)is turned to black after only 2000 km due to a leakage in the exhaust manifold,which caused the burned gases(probably unburnt gases ...
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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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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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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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