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Old 03-10-2015, 05:46 PM
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Re: Check your air filter

Getting ready for a trip and remembered I needed to check the air "failter" ( ) for the defects around the gasket. Sure enough, mine was cracked around about 50% of the perimeter, but, luckily, there was only one pinhole in a corner that cracked all the way through. I only have about 800 miles on mine, so it definitely came from the factory that way or these things start sucking the moment the engine is turned on. Ha! I crack myself up!

Ordering the AFE Pro Dry S. About 45% more air flow according to the flow ratings on each filter. It looks like that increased flow was accomplished with more surface area rather than coarser filtration, so I don't see any drawbacks versus the stock air filter.

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Re: Check your air filter

Thanks for all the points guys. Checked mine today and the corner is starting to tear. Very flimsy rubber.

Amazon carries two models from afe. Would you recommend the dry or oiled model. They don't say any difference and same flow (590 cfm). Thanks in advance!
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Thanks for all the points guys. Checked mine today and the corner is starting to tear. Very flimsy rubber.

Amazon carries two models from afe. Would you recommend the dry or oiled model. They don't say any difference and same flow (590 cfm). Thanks in advance!

When I originally checked mine, after the first post about the filter problems on this forum, I opened it carefully and found the filter very badly split. I repaired it with silicone to get home, and the dealer then fitted a replacement.

When it came home from the dealer, I very carefully opened it and found the replacement split as well. Obviously a COMPLETELY faulty batch.
I've never seen one split on dozens of air filters that I've replaced over many years on other vehicles.

As I was keen to get this sorted once and for all, and certainly didn't want dirty air in the engine, I have now replaced the faulty genuine one with "Wesfill" (bought on eBay), -quality looks excellent and price was very good.
I assume you're in North America? I don't know if Wesfill is available in NA (we are in Australia) but if so, I would recommend them.
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Amazon carries two models from afe. Would you recommend the dry or oiled model. They don't say any difference and same flow (590 cfm). Thanks in advance!
My personal preference is the dry filter. It's a smidge less fiddly when it comes time to clean it.
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Re: Check your air filter

Does the AFE dyno any more hp?

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Ordering the AFE Pro Dry S. About 45% more air flow according to the flow ratings on each filter. It looks like that increased flow was accomplished with more surface area rather than coarser filtration
I couldn't find any claims on the afepower site to suggest that the Pro Dry S has equivalent filtration to the OEM filter. Can you share the documentation you found that showed the AFE product was the same or better? They certainly tout the flow rate.
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I couldn't find any claims on the afepower site to suggest that the Pro Dry S has equivalent filtration to the OEM filter. Can you share the documentation you found that showed the AFE product was the same or better? They certainly tout the flow rate.
It was just some back of the napkin calculations based off afe flow rate versus oem flow rate (shown on filter) compared to afe's stated increase in surface area. Nearly linear corelation. Never saw any filtration specs/data.
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Re: Check your air filter

Http://www.carid.com/images/afe/info/afe-catalog.pdf

AFE catalog has filtration and flow rate


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Http://www.carid.com/images/afe/info/afe-catalog.pdf

AFE catalog has filtration and flow rate
Thanks for that link.

So, there they claim the ProDryS has approximately 99% efficiency filtering "course" [sic] (really?) dust. Does the OEM filter have a better filtration spec than just 99% on "coarse" dust (whatever that means... buckshot? gravel?)? Aren't we also concerned about fine particulates dusting our engine?

I wouldn't hesitate to pay $60 for an improved air filter. I just would want to ensure it wasn't compromising the protection of the engine.
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Re: Check your air filter

I agree, paying more would be worth it but the information available does not support the additional cost
From what I can tell you need the 7 layer aFe filter to ensure no "dusting" of the diesel.
But then there is no increase in the flow volume.
MOPAR ones not much of an option either, trash out of the box.

I was hoping to get the aFe stage two system for mountain driving, but numbers are not adding up
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So, no good choices. Lesser of two evils? Still can't believe FCA hasn't addressed this problem.
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Re: Check your air filter

So glad I replaced the OEM filter when I did. My pinhole in one corner had turned into two corners having 1/4" breaks. This happened in about 800 miles. I've stepped on the accelerator quite hard a few times and I'm guessing that the turbo just pulls so much air through that the filter breaks under the stress.

This thing needs to breath. I just put in the afe Pro Dry S this afternoon. It turns out that it isn't exactly square and you have to turn it until it drops right into the box.

Getting that air box back together is a real bear! After I loosened the metal strap that attaches the intake box to the engine air intake hose, it moved a bit better. I had to grab and pull the left side of the lower portion of the air box towards me with my left hand and push the top back hard with my right hand to get the tabs in the back to snap into place properly.

Even without specs on the afe filter performance (haven't seen any on the OEM either, for that matter), I did some eyeballing to satisfy myself. I held both filters up to the sun and both let about the same amount of light through. Not scientific, but it satisfied me that the afe wasn't going to let anything significant into the engine.

Whatever the case, it's way better than an OEM filter that would lets ants, moths, and small twigs take up residence inside the engine.

Seriously, though, with the rate the OEM filter was degrading, it could have opened up completely at some point in the near future and been no better than having no filter at all.
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