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    air filter

    I'm at about 21k miles, thinking I should change the engine air filter. Just wondering what iis the best option, also, if a better filter can improve mpg, I'm open to it.

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    A new paper filter will be just fine. You can get a K&N since thats the only kind we can get ATM, but you will want to clean your MAF every now and then. If you have a 1.8 then I say get an AEM dry filter since it's available (just not for the 1.4 yet).

    A new filter (any kind) will def improve MPG if your current filter is badly clogged.
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    20k miles is a bit soon to replace a filter. to save money consider removing both filters and cleaning them at 10k intervals. I replaced both the engine and cabin air filters at 40k and 80k. I have no opinion about which filter to use other then oem.
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    Sounds good, in that case I don't need a suggestion, I'll wait. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titan2782 View Post
    A new paper filter will be just fine. You can get a K&N since thats the only kind we can get ATM, but you will want to clean your MAF every now and then. If you have a 1.8 then I say get an AEM dry filter since it's available (just not for the 1.4 yet).

    A new filter (any kind) will def improve MPG if your current filter is badly clogged.
    So since it's too early to change the air filter, how do I clean the MAF? Also, I'm not sure how to change the cabin filter when it's time.

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    Wait until about 40k miles to change the filters. Mine looked okay at 40k miles. It likely could have gone another 10k miles easily.
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    Does anyone even read the manufacture recommended maintenance schedule in the back of the owners manual anymore?

    The stock air filter is actually pretty large for this size engine & good for 40,000 or 45,000miles(I can't remember the exact number).
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    Had to change mine at 20k and again right before 40k. Just as I forget that some of you guys live in uber cold environments, you forget that some people live in areas (like the desert, LA) that have more crap in the air. The filter looked like it could go for a while longer, but i noticed a big improvement when I put the new one (stock paper) in at 20k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titan2782 View Post
    Had to change mine at 20k and again right before 40k. Just as I forget that some of you guys live in uber cold environments, you forget that some people live in areas (like the desert, LA) that have more crap in the air. The filter looked like it could go for a while longer, but i noticed a big improvement when I put the new one (stock paper) in at 20k.
    I live in Texas, lots of pollen and hot air.

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