it's likely most of us have seen the air filter tests, and conclusions and such. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm but, i have a question about a cheap filter. stock filters for my honda run ~$13-$20 depending on brand and chain store. i found one on-line that sells for ~$7 shipped.
it may seem trivial to worry about $6, bit things have been a little tight financially for us lately. besides, i believe that if one could save even minimal $$$ on several purchases, well you know. guess i could blow out the old one, but i haven't had the car long, and it is in really bad shape--no idea how old it is.
anywho, given the filter test results, it seems a cheapy filter test wouldn't do much harm if any. thoughts?
I figure that it the throttle body stays pretty clean, the air filter is doing its job. Biggest problem I have is a little fine dust that probably makes its way around the edges of the filter...probably due to old, slightly imperfect air filter canister rather than the filter media.
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I've always used the cheapest air filter available at the time of purchase in my '88 Escort Pony. It's now at 507K miles and still climbing. I agree with you saving $.10 on one item doesn't amount to much but if you go to the grocery buy 50 items and save $.10 on each item you've saved yourself $5., if you do this once a week for a year you're $260. to the good. I try to use this type of thinking on everything I buy.