Air filter tip

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Air filter tip

Postby sugar4shawn » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:15 pm

Guys
I'm back at my old job sorry it's been a while since my last post. My old pc is still going strong.
Here is a tip for you northern guys or you folks in extremely rainy weather.
I recommend the use of Infiniti intake air filters.
In my hast I used a set of fram the blizzard conditions soaked the filter media which disintegrated plugging the mass air units.
Fouled out the plugs. The resulting misfires loaded up the
Injectors killing the car at hwy speed 80mph.
It was running kinda doggy, I put my foot into it hard and that's when it decided to eat the filter media.
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Re: Air filter tip

Postby Ilya » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:25 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby Larz » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:05 am

I agree. When it comes to chores like air filters, why pinch the penny? It's an item you buy maybe once or twice a year and it's not a huge investment to buy OEM filters. That said, do NOT buy direct from the dealer. You will find actual INfiniti dealers who sell these things on Ebay for a much better price.

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby DFW2011M56S » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:29 am

FWIW on a 400 mile road trip in rainy, wet weather my 2011 munched an OEM Nissan filter (same as Infiniti) into the MAF and TB. Swapped the filters for K&Ns and never had another issue. I ran K&Ns in my Titan's, my Sentra, my M56S, and my 07 3.5HR G35. They are a bit expensive but honestly will last the life of the car and are warrantied for 1 million miles. The recharge kit is cheap and can be used to clean the filters atleast 3-4 times. Also have one in my Chevy Express van. The one in the Express van is more than 10 years old and has over 150K miles on it. I use CRC MAF cleaner about every 6 months regardless if it has a paper filter or K&N to keep the MAF sensor(s) clean of contaminates and reading accurately. I have never had a MAF failure or code for a MAF problem doing this.

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby armybrat » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:00 am

If you prefer K&N performance without messing with the oil, I recommend AEM Dryflow. Actually made in collaboration with K&N. Same type filter without using any oil. Just clean every so often with the K&N cleaner or similar cleaner, and just let it dry.
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Re: Air filter tip

Postby Ilya » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:03 am

I'll never use an oiled filter again whether people swear by them or not. I bought a K&N from Advance Auto and within 100 miles, my MAF on my 1999 Maxima SE was dead due to the filament getting covered in oil and what not. I will use them on my bikes though where there is no MAF.

I've been using Purolator (from Advance) on my former '07 M35x and current '11 M56x for nearly a decade without a single issue. I change them every 15kmi whether they need it or not.

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby sugar4shawn » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:15 am

After the responses I'm not sure what to do.
Maybe cotton filter without oil?
snow dust is a real problem when I go north, a costly learning experience as well.

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby EdBwoy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 am

To avoid confusion, I just stick to the OEM ones and change them often.

Part of the design benefits of having the intake snorkel where it is, is that it doesn't just catch everything that hits the front of the vehicle. Even on a rainy day, I can get home and the filters are relatively dry.
Is your car modified at all, or how are you getting so much snow in the intake? Or maybe it's just a frequency of cleanup issue, like driving in a sandstorm?

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Re: Air filter tip

Postby sugar4shawn » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:32 am

no modifications car is bone stock.
I drive in blizzards heavy snow conditions.
I basically chase winter storms.
The snow dust is very thick near Zero visibility. I would say a sand storm is a good comparison,
but sand is not as light and lofty as snow.


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