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Posted: 08/17/21 07:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So what air filters do you run in your gas/Diesels besides K&N? Time to replace mine and looking toward Fleetgaurd but could o with the OE Mopar.


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Posted: 08/17/21 08:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pitched the K&N that was on mine when I bought it. IMO a diesel flows so much air the K&N needs to be thoroughly, and I do mean thoroughly, cleaned often. The one I pitched had crud deep down in the pleats. I replaced it with a Donaladson BHAF. This is on a 2001 Cummins.


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I have been using Fleetguard's for over 20 years and over 1/2 million miles with no issue. Fuel, oil and air filters in my Cummins powered truck.
I personally would never run a K&N on a diesel truck. The stock filter is more than capable of providing enough air.


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All filters I use are OEM from Filter 1 out of NJ. Good prices and fast shipping. Believe they carry filter products for all 3 brands. Want to say, a few years back I recall the Dodge/Ram folks getting their filters from Gino's (??????) Garage. If not here, there was someplace that was a more Dodge/Ram specific retailer of products for them. Many liked this place. Anyone remember it?


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Use what the big guys use FleetFilter.com part # 46637

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Nothing but the OEM filter. It's already optimzed for the engine. I put a K&N on a previous truck and the only reason it felt like it had more power was because I was subconsciously pushing the gas pedal harder. After the fascination wore off I realized that nothing had changed.


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Only OEM for diesels due to the potential damage to a turbo. K&N for gasoline engines.


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fj12ryder wrote:

I pitched the K&N that was on mine when I bought it. IMO a diesel flows so much air the K&N needs to be thoroughly, and I do mean thoroughly, cleaned often.

Few people do it thoroughly or often ! This can cause big problems.

Few people know that auto industry used to use similar type air filters on many cars over 60 years ago. They stopped because proper maintenance was not being done.

Frame air filters at Walmart are reasonably priced.

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Yes Geno's Garage
https://www.genosgarage.com/ have probably spent thousands of dollars there over the last 20 years or so.

They also sponsor the TDR website Turbo Diesel Register great resource for the Dodge/Ram trucks

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Well that is a predicament....

Do you trust the maker of your truck.... Mopar

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The maker of your engine.... Cummins Filtration(Fleetguard)

On another note, being that we are very large Cummins and Cummins Filtration(Fleetguard) dealers and purchased hundreds of millions from both each year. We just received notification that Cummins Filtration(Fleetgaurd) will soon be separating from Cummins after over 70 years of being apart of Cummins. Of course they will still be very involved with each other, but Cummins Filtration(Fleetguard) probably needs to do this to be a larger player in the aftermarket filter industry.

As far as what I use. I have had an AFE Momentum intake with a ProGuard 7 filter in my 2014 Cummins for well over 100k now. I have used similar oil bath filters on several past diesels that went for hundreds of thousands of miles without a turbo issue so I am not sure where some people are getting that they will ruin an engine. Not sure if their response comes from first hand experience or second hand here say.

* This post was edited 08/17/21 02:57pm by ShinerBock *


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