New air filter intervals
02-05-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #1
New air filter intervals
I know it depends on if you work a lot in dusty conditions but how often are you guys replacing filters? Anyone go by that vacuum gauge meter thing on the filter housing? What about the new filters, the rectangular block ones. Maybe get Better life out of one of them ??


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02-05-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #2
RE: New air filter intervals
Every make/model truck is different. Some trucks have small air filters and some have very large ones.

I also have never trusted that stupid vacuum gauge meter, as by the time it reads anything, you have lost thousands in fuel mileage losses and it is cheaper to change the filter.

I think if someone wanted to maximize their air filter change intervals, they should likely install an actual vacuum gauge in the dash that is sensitive enough to read something. -- just some thoughts.



In my prostar, I change mine in the spring, even if it does not need it. This helps keep the salt from winter out of the intake and engine. I usually change it in the fall as well, or sometimes in mid summer too, depends on the miles on it. - it usually ends up with about 60-80k miles at most on it or roughly therabouts. - I also do not do any offroad, and am mostly interstate so it does not get nearly as dirty as others would.


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02-05-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #3
RE: New air filter intervals
I replace mine every spring. Cost me around 55$ for a new OEM Volvo filter. Money well spent IMO

A lot better than the one O/O telling me a last year that he does not run an airfilter “cuz they’re too godamn expensive and they are not needed” LOL!!!
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02-05-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #4
RE: New air filter intervals
(02-05-2019 )Volvo8873 Wrote:  ...
A lot better than the one O/O telling me a last year that he does not run an airfilter “cuz they’re too godamn expensive and they are not needed” LOL!!!

I see massive amounts of blo-by in his near future. It dusts out, and polishes the liners-- What an idiot, seen guys destroy engines like that in a hurry. - Kill a $36,000 engine in less than 1/3 its lifespan to save a dime... what good logic.


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02-05-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #5
RE: New air filter intervals
(02-05-2019 )Rawze Wrote:  
(02-05-2019 )Volvo8873 Wrote:  ...
A lot better than the one O/O telling me a last year that he does not run an airfilter “cuz they’re too godamn expensive and they are not needed” LOL!!!

I see massive amounts of blo-by in his near future. It dusts out, and polishes the liners-- What an idiot, seen guys destroy engines like that in a hurry. - Kill a $36,000 engine in less than 1/3 its lifespan to save a dime... what good logic.
I did forget to add that when I asked why that should be and he said because he needed the extra “airflow” LOL. I myself cannot even believe the things I have seen and heard. At least it makes for cheap entertainment!
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02-06-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #6
RE: New air filter intervals
I change mine every 50k whether needed or not. My filters cost $95 each but that's way less than a new engine.

Diesel engines are air pumps. They need to breath to run right.


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02-06-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #7
RE: New air filter intervals
Twice a year. Usually spring and before winter hits. Companies I've worked for though have had Donaldson filter rebate programs in place and significantly reduces the price of air filters. I can do both filters In my Pete after tax in Canada for $109. For comparison that's like the price of one almost before tax at my local Peterbilt shop.
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02-06-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #8
RE: New air filter intervals
Like most here, at least twice a year, normally more like three times a year. Cheap insurance.
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07-11-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #9
RE: New air filter intervals
I know this thread is a few months old, but figured I’d add this. Changed my air filter today (found a real good deal on some and bought a few last week), and I was very surprised at the amount of dirt it had collected already. The filter was only about 4 months old and around 35-37k on it. Didn’t look to bad and I figured I’d experiment with a brand new one to see if there’s any noticeable changes with such a short interval. I run mainly interstate, but do have to go onto a farm to pick up my loads. It can get really dusty when it’s dry.

The amount of $hit that came out of the old one was seriously unreal. I hit it facedown on the ground just to see what it was really catching. Pretty impressive. BTW, I put grease behind the filter like Rawze mentioned to see what was getting through. The Donaldson filter does well considering the grease looked just like I left it.


These guys that have neglected filters must seriously be able to feel the weight difference between the new and old ones when they finally do decide to replace them....
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