Engine & Gearbox Air filter replacement

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by intruder, Friday 5th Apr, 2013.

  1. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi guys, how often do you change an air filter? The reason is, Honda's maintenance Schedule makes me feel a bit strange again.. It says replace air filter every 25'000 miles (40'000 km). Isnt that way too long interval? On my previous cars I've used to replace an air filter together with engine oil change, which was every 10'000 km (6250 miles). How should I act?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  3. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Change it every 12500 bud 25000 is just ridiculous .
     
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  5. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Yes, agree mate! I'll better do inspection on my every oil change (6250 miles) and replacement every 12500 miles. Thanks for advices, Ichiban! :Thumbup:
     
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  6. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Euh.... I changed on both Civics I-DSI 1.4 petrols the air filters on exactly 40k km. Yeah, they were black, but I could not feel that much difference (if any) and it is according to the manual. Fuel consumption didn't change a single bit (very normal, as all air is measured after the filter and fuel added accordingly).
    I think I will do the same on my Accord. I do admit I check the air filter at least every 5000 km to see if there's nothing wrong.
    And on my wife's Civic the current filter will last probably again 40k km.
    Honestly: it's very difficult to notice any difference between a 0K or 40K km filter if you do not open throttle 100% passed the point of highest torque (4000 RPM for the 2.0 petrol) because only from that point on you need full air flow, no?
     
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  7. Paul Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    This was my air filter when I bought my Accord. Slightly passed its life expectancy!

    AAC580E0-83E4-4600-BD00-EA1AFC478D36-8129-000004BF7719A0AE.
     
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  8. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Oh my God. My Civic filters were not even half that dirty after 40K km!! They just looked 'black', but had no signs of debris.
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Looks like it had been used as vacuum cleaner LOL
     
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  10. Paul Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    God knows how long that had been on. I reckon from day one and it had about 60k on the clock when I got her.
     
  11. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    When I bought my car two years a go the air filter looked new and it's stayed that way every since apart from the odd leaf and a couple of seeds! However, for the sake a few quid from HH I changed it at the last oil service.
     
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