AnswerID: 486686 Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 20:26
Member - RobnJane(VIC)
Hi Michael and others,
The thought that you may remove the air filter daily to remove dust is a little scary to me.
In the main you will still be in a dusty environment and the more often you unnecessarily remove the air filter the greater the risk of dust entry.
Remember as long as the air filter element is not damaged it will continue to work as a filter, all the way through till it is blocked. One of the best ways to damage a filter is to handle/clean it more often than is necessary.
My suggestion is to do what has been noted above, ie remain far enough back from other vehicles so you are travelling in 'clear' air and only clean the air filter out say once a week, or do invest in one of the cyclonic type of pre filters and clean it daily, but don't remove the main air filter daily.
PS. Even the 'ram air' snorkel
provides some dust/water pre filtering as it should have holes at back wall of the snorkel
which will direct the heavier particles( ie heavier than air) out of the snorkel
Hope this is of interest.
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