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Old 03-23-2015, 01:41 PM
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Re: Check your air filter

I'm very close to ordering the AFE Cold Air Intake but my question is have any of the other purchasers noticed any change in performance or sound?

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Old 03-28-2015, 02:45 PM
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I'm very close to ordering the AFE Cold Air Intake but my question is have any of the other purchasers noticed any change in performance or sound?

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Nothing noticeable with the aFe Pro Dry S air filter (cold air intake is different product, we're talking about filters here). There might be a smidge better fuel mileage, but there are so many factors to fuel mileage that it might not be the filter. Nothing got worse.

Last two tanks averaged 28 MPG and 32 MPG, respectively, representing 1200 miles of travel round trip with 90% highway and 10% gravel/dirt roads. Heavily loaded with gear and a full 16 cubic foot roof box.

I am, however, having an issue getting it to seal to the top of the air box (clean side), so it is letting fine dust through. The filter media is fine (nothing got through that), but that top seal just doesn't sit well enough to withstand the suction created by the turbo at full spool.

I'm working with aFe to see if they have any tips or if this is a defective filter. It's also possible that my filter housing is somehow uneven enough to cause the trouble. Still troubleshooting.

Oh, and I also just called to open a case with Chrysler about the defective OEM filter. They referred me to the dealer to diagnose and replace (which I'll do later today), but now it's on record with the VIN. If more people with do this, we'd get a TSB and it would be a lot easier to get this issue resolved permanently without resorting to aftermarket parts.

I've attached some pictures. First is the top of the air box (clean side) showing what got past the filter. The next three are of the clean side of the aFe Pro Dry S and the dust that made it around that top seal. The last is of the dirty side of the intake so you have an idea of what *didn't* get past the filter.
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Old 03-28-2015, 03:08 PM
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Re: Check your air filter

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Oh, and I also just called to open a case with Chrysler about the defective OEM filter. They referred me to the dealer to diagnose and replace (which I'll do later today), but now it's on record with the VIN. If more people with do this, we'd get a TSB and it would be a lot easier to get this issue resolved permanently without resorting to aftermarket parts.
I have also called in my case mgr at FCA, advised him so he can document it. I'm at my 3rd OEM filter swapped by the dealer no questions asked. I keep a close eye on the seal every week...as soon as i see some damages, it goes! Dealer told me that next time they would call FCA and open a star case on it as well...but will keep changing them as long as it takes....
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:23 AM
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Re: Check your air filter

Took my GC in to get an oil change the other day, and the service rep comes up to me and says "The mechanic says you need a new air filter".

I asked, "Is it clogged or torn?" (only 15000 relatively clean-driven miles).

He said "It's torn" and the conversation continued... But he noted this isn't the first one he's run across.

I just installed an aFe Pro Dry S...
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Re: Check your air filter

What is the part # for the afe? I wish aem would make a drop in filter for this, their dryflow filter has superior filtration
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Re: Check your air filter

I ordered mine here:
Amazon.com: aFe Power 31-10253 Magnum FLOW OER Pro DRY S Air Filter for Jeep Grand Cherokee: Automotive

Fit perfectly...
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Re: Check your air filter

I just spoke to AFE and they are going to have a true cold airbox available in about 60-90 days. The Tech line said it's mocked up and on their test vehicle now.

This will be in addition to the products they are currently offering.

I will just wait for the new product before buying.
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Re: Check your air filter

Baldwin has added part number: PA4483 factory replacement air filter
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Re: Check your air filter

I don't think you would gain any advantages with a cai without tunning
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I don't think you would gain any advantages with a cai without tunning
Increases are minimal on stock tune but a custom tune will be more benificial
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Re: Check your air filter

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Took my GC in to get an oil change the other day, and the service rep comes up to me and says "The mechanic says you need a new air filter".

I asked, "Is it clogged or torn?" (only 15000 relatively clean-driven miles).

He said "It's torn" and the conversation continued... But he noted this isn't the first one he's run across.


I just installed an aFe Pro Dry S...
Hi Halfdead, when you say torn are you referring to the paper or the orange silicon seal?

After reading your post I checked mine today 9500klm's (not done first service) and found the orange silicon on two sides torn. Also one cnr has pulled away allowing dirt to enter,
see pics

I'm heading to the dealer tomorrow to get it sorted
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:09 PM
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Hi Halfdead, when you say torn are you referring to the paper or the orange silicon seal?
My rubber gasket was torn on two sides - both about 4-5" long...
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