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Does k&n make a washable one, cant see the value of having to change it every 10k miles. If they don't guess i better stock up!
K&N is all about performance and creating a better air-flow. I'm not sure that's something you want with your Cabin air filter lol

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Technically the manual calls for the filter to be inspected every 10,000 miles, coinciding with the recommended engine servicing, and replaced at 20,000 mile intervals (if not replaced sooner). I only drive about 7500 miles a year so I changed mine at 18 months; it was just faintly soiled and could have gone longer.

It'll be due again in the fall. As cheap as the filters are, and as bad as the pollen is around here, I think I'll start replacing it annually. If I'm going to go to the trouble to pull the thing out to inspect it, I'd just as soon slide in a new one.


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Damn, I'm at 30K and have yet to do this. Running to Autozone after work.

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American cars are finally stealing this idea from the Japanese cars. My 2000 Honda Accord daily driver (U.S. model), and a 1999 Mazda Premacy I had in Japan both had cabin filters. No way did my 1986 5.0 liter Fox body have it.
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American cars are finally stealing this idea from the Japanese cars. My 2000 Honda Accord daily driver (U.S. model), and a 1999 Mazda Premacy I had in Japan both had cabin filters. No way did my 1986 5.0 liter Fox body have it.
Big difference in car development from year 1986 to year 1999. No stealing going on. Jap cars are tin cans. Do you have a tomato can exhaust tip on your 2000 accord? I hear those pipes add 100 hp to your 100 hp accord! Not......

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conversation ~40 years from now ...

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guy #2: "Cool!"

guy #1: "Yeah, but I need this 'cabin filter' thing that no one makes anymore. Need to find one to make the car 100%."

guy #2: "Bummer. Doesn't American Muscle make a repop?"

guy #1: "Yeah, but they go for $1,000. I'm already spending big $$ for an OEM shifter, seems back in the day most people replaced them with aftermarket units."

guy #2: "Word".

guy #1: I guess they didn't know how to shift a manual transmission."

guy #2: HaHaHa! Umm, what's a manual transmission?

guy #1: "Forget it. So, where's the nearest junk yard?"

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I knew I saved my OEM shifter for a reason: future collectable.

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Here's what mine looked like after only 10,000 miles.

Is it bad that coming from a SRT-8 until 2012 no SRT's or Dodge\Chrysler products had these? Good thing I always have my windows down lol
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As a word of caution to everyone, when swapping out the cabin filter and re-installing the plastic cowl, make sure all the tabs line up correctly. When I re-installed mine, one tab was slightly raised and when I discovered it about 5k miles later, it had creased the cowl enough to put a small gap between my cowl and windshield, which now howls loudly at 80+ mph. So annoying, and such a boneheaded thing to mess up.

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FYI, if you have the MMD hood struts be prepared to remove the passenger side strut and the bracket that's attached to the fender. The plastic piece covering the filter wont clear the bracket.

Turns a five minute job into a 10-15 minute job.

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I have a 2011 Mustang GT with 14.000 miles on it, I have Redline hood struts and I changed my filter out today, took 5 mins had no problems getting it changed, but it was really dirty,changed my engine air filter at the same time that one wasn"t to bad.
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FYI, if you have the MMD hood struts be prepared to remove the passenger side strut and the bracket that's attached to the fender. The plastic piece covering the filter wont clear the bracket.

Turns a five minute job into a 10-15 minute job.
Good information, and maybe something we should all remember to mention whenever someone asks about struts. Like 5.0 Coyote my car has Redlines on it, and I don't have to do this. Not necessarily a deal-breaker, of course, but something to consider when choosing a brand of struts.

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Another caveat to add to this topic: make sure the cowl is fastened securely and that the crappy plastic cowl screw type fasteners are tight. If not the whole cowl can vibrate annoyingly at speeds over 65 mph. It was a b*tch figuring out what that hell that sound was. I ended up replacing the OEM Ford parts. They were junk.

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As a word of caution to everyone, when swapping out the cabin filter and re-installing the plastic cowl, make sure all the tabs line up correctly. When I re-installed mine, one tab was slightly raised and when I discovered it about 5k miles later, it had creased the cowl enough to put a small gap between my cowl and windshield, which now howls loudly at 80+ mph. So annoying, and such a boneheaded thing to mess up.
I just replaced my filter the other day. I lined everything up but still have a very annoying wind noise at highway speed. I am going to see if new clips will help

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Thanks for the heads up.


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