New air filter intervals
07-12-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #10
RE: New air filter intervals
I haul grain and travel on a lot of gravel roads.
My last tuck was a WesternStar with the external air cleaners, it would go for a year no problem.
My current truck is a Cascadia, the air intake is built into the hood and sucks in the air right at the base of the windshield. Which is where all the grain dust lands if the wind is blowing the wrong direction while loading. We try to load facing the wind, but some facilities don’t allow that option.
On average I change the air filters on this truck every three months.
The worse case, I put in a new filter on Sunday, first place Monday morning it plugged it right up. I pulled it out to clean all the extra dust off, and put it back in. Next time I went to change it, I saw dust traces after the filter.
So apparently you cannot pull a Cascadia filter without replacing it or it won’t seal properly.
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07-12-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #11
RE: New air filter intervals
maybe a coarse washable foam insert somewhere before it gets to the air cleaner?

Personally however, I do not recommend those re-usable/washable air cleaners elements themselves. They tend to let too much past them, even when kept wet.


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07-12-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #12
RE: New air filter intervals
(07-12-2019 )uncleal13 Wrote:  ... My current truck is a Cascadia, the air intake is built into the hood and sucks in the air right at the base of the windshield...

Yep, that's what I run...13 Cascadia...

(07-12-2019 )uncleal13 Wrote:  ...On average I change the air filters on this truck every three months...

I think I'm going to be doing near the same at 3-4month intervals. It's not worth polishing liners trying to stretch $60-$70 intake air filters. Small cost for clean air to supply that 30k air pump lol! Besides, I'm sure it would pay for itself with the small fuel mileage gain from less restriction.
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07-12-2019, (Subject: New air filter intervals ) 
Post: #13
RE: New air filter intervals
(07-12-2019 )Rawze Wrote:  maybe a coarse washable foam insert somewhere before it gets to the air cleaner?

Personally however, I do not recommend those re-usable/washable air cleaners elements themselves. They tend to let too much past them, even when kept wet.

- Although I've never done any 'real world' testing with one, I tend to agree. They just don't seem to be able to grab the finer particulates that a traditional air filter element would. If the 'wet' style could grab those when it is new, it seems that the effectiveness of it would be compromised with the first washing.... and only amplified with every additional wash thereafter.
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