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Old 01-21-2013, 10:18 PM
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Filter Minder & Volant Power Core cai

Wednesday my Volant PowerCore CAI is scheduled to arrive. I read a very informative article in Trailer Life, the October 2012 edition concerning proper air filtration. Many filters are changed too late and equally, there are filters changed long before they were plugged up with dirt.

Because of the article, I went to NAPA and bought a NAPA Gold filter #4801 ($23) which is a filter minder (see link below) to measure the vacuum in your intake system. The higher the vacuum, the more plugged your air filter is. With the Filter Minder you can monitor the filter and change it when needed based on filtration efficiency rather than mileage estimates.

http://www.filterminder.com/gafi_grommet.asp

Here is a link to the article:

Engine Air Filters

Well worth reading.

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Wednesday my Volant PowerCore CAI is scheduled to arrive. I read a very informative article in Trailer Life, the October 2012 edition concerning proper air filtration. Many filters are changed too late and equally, there are filters changed long before they were plugged up with dirt.

Because of the article, I went to NAPA and bought a NAPA Gold filter #4801 ($23) which is a filter minder (see link below) to measure the vacuum in your intake system. The higher the vacuum, the more plugged your air filter is. With the Filter Minder you can monitor the filter and change it when needed based on filtration efficiency rather than mileage estimates.

Filter Minder Graduated Air Filter Indicator - Threaded Mount

Here is a link to the article:

Engine Air Filters

Well worth reading.

Red
I just go with the old saying:

When in doubt, change it out....
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:34 PM
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I'm glad you have the extra money to spare. Care to donate to my Utah vacation fund?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:47 PM
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The Cummins engine comes with a filter minder on it stock and I've always wondered why not a gas engine too?

I realize that due to the pressure needed to be created by the turbo on the diesel a free flowing filter is very important but it's also very important in terms of MPG.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:58 AM
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The article link I originally posted some interesting facts and thoughts on filter usage and operation.
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I'm glad you have the extra money to spare.
LOL, not hardly.

I just meant, between 10k - 15k miles I check the filter and if it looks bad enough that it might effect performance or gas mileage, I change it..
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:27 PM
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Titan Tough, the whole point of the article is that you really can't determine the filtering just by looking at a filter. Granted you can see if it is really clean, but when you try to gauge just how dirty it is with respect to filtering capability, you could be very wrong.

At any rate, I'm eliminating the guess work with the Filter Minder.

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Titan Tough, the whole point of the article is that you really can't determine the filtering just by looking at a filter. Granted you can see if it is really clean, but when you try to gauge just how dirty it is with respect to filtering capability, you could be very wrong.

At any rate, I'm eliminating the guess work with the Filter Minder.

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I understand what your saying and the reasoning behind what your doing..

Be sure to let me know how it works out..
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Hows that filter minder workin for you, Red ?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:16 PM
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Sadly, not installed yet. I've been under the weather health wise and actual bad weather. I've decided not to install it or my new brakes until later in April after I return from my tour of Utah.
I'll tackle them then.
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