From: clare on 22 Apr 2010 22:04
On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:25:13 -0400, "C. E. White"
>"Tony Harding" <tharding(a)newsguy.com> wrote in message
>>> Dusty conditions - how many people actually operate their vehicles
>>> dusty conditions more than very occasionally? The engines of modern
>>> are sealed much more thoroughly than cars from the middle of the
>>> century. Assuming everything is in good order, the main entry point
>>> dirt into your engine is through the air cleaner. So make sure you
>>> a good air cleaner and stay out of volcanic ash and I think you
>>> need to worry about dusty conditions. Let the looks of your air
>>> be your guide. BTW, changing your air filter too often is actually
>>> a bad
>> Good post, IMHO, but I'm curious why you say this? <NB - a straight
>> question, not challenging you - always happy to learn something new>
>Read these references and decide for yourself -
> - go to page 10 or so
As far as using K&Ns,
Well, not sayingthe filter is better or worse than OEM filters, but I
used K&N replacement filters (not the "universal" or "cone" type on
both Aerostars and the '88 New Yorker and my daughter's Neon and the
engines went over 240,000km with no wear issues. I used standard
factory type(ac delco, Fram, and Napa) filters on my Pontiac 3.8 and
it blew with 98,000km on it.
Virtually the same driving conditions and maintenance otherwise.