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Oh, the humble air filter. Destined to toil away in darkness, it's often ignored when performing regular maintenance. That's a shame, because a clogged air filter can have dire consequences. In the short term, the additional restriction can dramatically decrease fuel economy and increase emissions-- a dirty element can increase fuel consumption by 10% or more. Should the filter pass dirt through to the delicate inner workings of the engine, severe damage can occur. Fortunately, it's usually quite straightforward to service the filter element.

[Click through to walk through the task of air-filter R&R...]

Continue reading Autoblog Maintenance 101: Air filter change/clean

Autoblog Maintenance 101: Air filter change/clean originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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