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    Air Filter Condition after 33,000 km

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    Is this normally the look of an air filter after 33,000 km of use? BTW, most trips are local and consist of a couple of km in stop and go traffic.

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    Yes, I change mine every 15-17K KM and it looks just as crappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUBNUB View Post
    Yes, I change mine every 15-17K KM and it looks just as crappy.
    Thank you, I was wondering if the PCV valve was responsible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajijic View Post
    Thank you, I was wondering if the PCV valve was responsible.
    The PCV valve is behind the air filter and has it's own tiny filter. I doubt that would cause it.

    I have a CAI with catch can between the throttle body and PCV and it is bone dry. Not even any residue in it and I drive the car hard. About 15,000kms on the CAI and catch can setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacewolf View Post
    The PCV valve is behind the air filter and has it's own tiny filter. I doubt that would cause it.

    I have a CAI with catch can between the throttle body and PCV and it is bone dry. Not even any residue in it and I drive the car hard. About 15,000kms on the CAI and catch can setup.
    Do you have any links to the catch can setup parts you used for the change?

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    Nothing for links. I will simply change it every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post
    Do you have any links to the catch can setup parts you used for the change?
    My recommendation for quality vs. price would just be a compact mishimoto universal catch can or similar.

    Ex:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Mishimoto-MMBC...moto+catch+can

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    Ive been changing mine every second oil change, mass ordered a bunch of filters online so I just swap them out when I do the oil change.

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    I found this video about Catch Cans interesting :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBAqxSXFyb4

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