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Amelie 06-03-2011 04:27 AM

Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
I'm thinking of taking mine out so I was curious if it was possible or if I had to buy a new one.

Scottina06 06-03-2011 06:38 AM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
its probably a paper filter

Amelie 06-03-2011 06:40 AM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Damn it, I guess I'll have to take a look at it. Thanks for the reply Scottina06

thunder98110 06-03-2011 11:28 AM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
if its paper then no, if you have a drop in k&N then yes.

Amelie 06-04-2011 06:20 AM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thunder98110 (Post 424550)
if its paper then no, if you have a drop in k&N then yes.

lol I appreciate the feedback but from the title of the thread you can see I'm asking about the stock filter because that's what I currently have. I myself haven't looked at it but I'm assuming it's paper. I thought about getting a K&N drop-in filter but would rather go with a FIPK.

Sir Sam 06-04-2011 11:37 AM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
IMO get a new paper filter over the K&N.

JeeponDUBS 06-04-2011 12:20 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
if it's not that full of dirt and debris you can actually "bang-out" the dirty and dust and debris and reuse the factory one. Depending on when the last time is that you replaced the original one. If you haven't changed it and it's the original one from the factory on your 2001 Jeep then i would just replace it. They aren't that expensive.

Frango100 06-04-2011 01:40 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
A paperone you just have to replace. In between the normal change intervals its good practice to remove the filter during oil changes and clean it with (not too high pressure) shopair. The bigger particles you will remove, but the very small ones will not come out and will increase the airflow resistance. (= higher fuel consumption and lower power)

Amelie 06-04-2011 07:36 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Sam (Post 425006)
IMO get a new paper filter over the K&N.

I was just going to bypass the stock filter and the option of a K&N drop-in as well and hopefully aim for a FIPK.

Sir Sam 06-05-2011 03:28 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 425172)
I was just going to bypass the stock filter and the option of a K&N drop-in as well and hopefully aim for a FIPK.

Personally I am not OK with the reduction in filtration that K&N filters have, I'd rather stick with the stock paper filter and have better filtration.

Amelie 06-05-2011 05:28 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Sam (Post 425558)
Personally I am not OK with the reduction in filtration that K&N filters have, I'd rather stick with the stock paper filter and have better filtration.

True, But I would also like a much more efficient delivery method of the air than the stock air box. I haven't read too much about the filtration being reduced, Do you know by how much?

Sir Sam 06-05-2011 07:37 PM

Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 425590)
True, But I would also like a much more efficient delivery method of the air than the stock air box. I haven't read too much about the filtration being reduced, Do you know by how much?

K&N filters are typically the worst for filtration(or very near the bottom), they gain performance by sacrificing filtration:
(source: http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbplock/ISO5011/SPICER.htm )
http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbplock/...s/image002.jpg

http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbplock/...s/image004.jpg

http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbplock/...s/image006.jpg

If you can sit down and take the time to read the whole article it has some very interesting information(or just skip to the end for the conclusion).

I don't know about a more "efficient" delivery method, the stock airbox is already a "cold air" intake.........Adding a K&N kit like you mentioned wont change that, and will give you a filter with lesser filtration properties.......but with the benefit of being freer flowing for performance.

Of course if your willing to compromise air filtration for performance why not just remove the filter completely? Thats way cheaper and its going to flow the best out of all options.......once again at the complete loss of filtration.


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