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    Air Filter upgrade

    Hey everyone! I have a 2017 Nissan Micra K13, with the HR12DE engine.

    I'm looking to upgrade my air filter (since it's one of the only things I can do legally to my car).

    I've looked at K&N and AEM filters - now I've seen that the AEM Filter is easier to maintain, as it does not require oil.
    Which one is better for the Micra with the HR12DE engine? K&N or AEM? Are there maybe others worth looking into? Is K&N worth the extra oiling process? I'm not much of a wrench, so I would prefer it to be as simple as it gets.

    Thanks in advance!



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    Hi Raziel346... welcome to the forum!

    No replies to your query yet, probably because we only get the hr16de engine here in Canada. No 3-cylinder Micras to be seen!

    That said, it sounds like you may have answered your own question... the AEM filter sounds like the best option for low-maintenance.

    If you do a search of members' cars, you'll find that most people have gone with K&N.

    https://micra-forum.com/dto_garage_s...hp?do=advanced -- do a search on "filter" in the "Under the hood" field.

    That may just be because it's the most well-known brand.

    Let us know what you decide to do!


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