Re: Where's my air filter
I decided to visit a "Break Specialist" where I normally frequent and have a
friend working at, and found out why I didn't see the air breather I thought
I should have been looking for, the vehicle is a fuel injected engine and it
doesn't have a normal breather like a car with a carburetor. The mechanic
pulled the filter out and showed me it was pretty much clean (simply needed
to the small dust blown out).
Thanks for your information.
"Backyard Mechanic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> You're probably way overdue on the filter change but what "they say" is a
> lie. It DID make a big difference in carbureted cars
> The average driver ( who rarely puts the pedal to the floor) wont notice
> a dam bit of difference... BUT dirty air filters lead to dirty MAF
> sensors and THEY will cause performance problems.
> And gonzo plugs wont give you 10% better mileage, either. If they did,
> wouldnt the Mfrs use them in the first place?
> Neither will the "Air Spinners" you see on late night commercials..If
> they did, wouldnt the Mfrs use them in the first place?
> And when they talk about tire inflation and mileage, they're talking
> about BIAS ply tires which no one in their right mind buys anyway... even
> if they can find them. Of course with an explorer, you keep s your
> inflted properly anyway, unless you have a death wish.
> Sidenote: Once saw a "professional" demonstrate how driving 55 saved 15%
> on gas compared to driving 65.
> He did it on a small road course track with a corner coming up every few
> hundred feet. IOW, he was a liar.
> If it's "Conventional Wisdom" and you hear it on the news or a
> commercial, it's probably an exaggeration at the least.
> But the topper was a cop on local news discussing a congested area of
> freeway who advised everyone using that stretch to slow down and leave
> more distance between cars... what a freakin' idiot!
> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in
>> Didn't they start building explorers in 1992 ???????
>> Anyways, just in case it is a typo , its that round plastic thing
>> behind your r.h. head light
>> There is a clamp around it that you open, pull it up and pull out a
>> paper shaped cone
>> If car is a lot newer it might be a flat square paper thing
>> good luck
>> "Robert Bodling" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> I have a strange question here, I have a 1990 Ford Explorer and was
>>> under the hood the other day after hearing one of those commercials
>>> about how much gas you're wasting if your air filter is dirty and
>>> needs to be replaced... I looked under the hood but where did they
>>> hide it? Huh...