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Old 09-11-2014, 05:15 PM
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Check your air filter

So i went into dealer today to get those transmission updates. All is good with trans now.

While i was leaving dealer i remembered i had some credit in the parts department, so i picked up an air filter.

Got home and decided to swap out the air filter. As im trying to take the filter out the air box, the rubber on filter around the filter was breaking down and i have cracks all along the edge of it. When i looked closer into it i can actually see dirt particles that made it passed the filter and into motor. Not good. Told the dealer.

Air box post filter was slightly dusted. So pissed.


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Old 09-11-2014, 06:59 PM
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Re: Check your air filter

Yep. Mine was cracked. I didn't notice dusting but I resealed mine with an MAF safe sealant until my dealer could get me a filter.

Check your filter folks!
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Re: Check your air filter

Yep mine too
Seems to be common issue of parts quality


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Re: Check your air filter

Good info. Do you happen to have the part # for an air filter for these diesels? Thanks
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good info. Do you happen to have the part # for an air filter for these diesels? Thanks
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Re: Check your air filter

Thanks for the heads up! Just checked mine and it looks perfect.
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Re: Check your air filter

Yup, Less than 200 miles and mine was cracked...
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Re: Check your air filter

Yep, I checked mine and it is cracked as well. If the dust does get into the engine can it cause damage? And if so will the warranty cover that?
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Re: Check your air filter

I would not drive it another mile with a bad air filter. Get a new one. Take your defective one to your dealer.
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Re: Check your air filter

Where are they cracked? Is it along the side that gets pinched in tight where the tabs fit into the box? Mine is hard to get the tabs to push in all the way.
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Re: Check your air filter

Thanks for the info. Checked mine and found >90% of surround cracked with 2 small gaps, luckly no dusting evident. Thanks Again.
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Re: Check your air filter

EDIT: I'm leaving this up so that others can give me the gibing I richly deserve. But if you're just glancing through quickly, note that I'm wrong (well, the filter is obviously shot, but the rest... no).

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Does it count as dusting if you find part of a maple "helicopter" in the air box, post filter? Rhetorical question.


Gah. BTW, what's the point of buying a replacement if these have a defective manufacturing process? Am I going to have to plan to check this thing weekly? I'm sure that will increase the odds of improper installation or wear on the filter gasket.



Given that "plenty" of shit has gotten into the engine now, should I just plan to change the oil for the second time in 8,000 miles? Anything else to mitigate potential damage?

Special procedures for documenting this at the dealer to try to preserve warranty, should that crop up?

If my local dealer has stock, tomorrow morning I will be buying two of these POS air filters. One as the immediate replacement, and the other to swap in when the new one fails within 6 months or whatever. Have to have a backup.
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