TTA-167Allan Denning (Dalby, QLD)

G’day Allan, I’ve been looking into upgrading my air filter lately and I stumbled on an online comparison. It basically said that the more expensive high flow filters didn’t filter particles out from the air as efficiently as paper or foam filters. This comes as a bit of a surprise to me, as I always assumed they’d be of higher quality.

I have an upcoming trip along the French Line later this year with quite a few other vehicles, which I imagine is going to be fairly dusty. I don’t want to be letting more dust past my filter than I absolutely have to, but I drive an old diesel Defender so I want to get as much easily attained power as possible so I don’t get left behind!

Which type of air filter do you recommend?

 

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TTA-167Allan Denning (Dalby, QLD)

G’day Allan, I’ve been looking into upgrading my air filter lately and I stumbled on an online comparison. It basically said that the more expensive high flow filters didn’t filter particles out from the air as efficiently as paper or foam filters. This comes as a bit of a surprise to me, as I always assumed they’d be of higher quality.

I have an upcoming trip along the French Line later this year with quite a few other vehicles, which I imagine is going to be fairly dusty. I don’t want to be letting more dust past my filter than I absolutely have to, but I drive an old diesel Defender so I want to get as much easily attained power as possible so I don’t get left behind!

Which type of air filter do you recommend? 

Allan

I recommend putting an absolutely standard air filter on and having a spare in the cabin. I’m generally against changing to other types of filter. I think blowing your filter out with a compressor when you can is a good idea and having a spare in case you get some dust or mud in it.

Also, when you’re on your trip, I’d be driving out in front of the convoy or miles behind. I would never drive in continuing dust. It can wear the motor out, as you’re probably aware, very quickly. You’re much better off waiting till the dust from the previous vehicle settles which I understand may mean sticking a long way behind in some areas, but that’s what I’d do!