Air Filter for GQ 4.2 petrol

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:00
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Hey guys

Just wondering if any one has any thoughts on installing a K&N air filter on a 4.2 petrol, was thinking of installing one because i went up to wedge island on the weekend and when i got back my standard air filter had a lot of sand in it from just the one trip just wondering if the K&N would be better.

Any comments would be much appreciated
Cheers paul
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:30

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:30
Pauly,
I have the same issues, the air intake is placed inside the wheel arch, you will always pick up a lot of dust / sand, I'm fitting a snorkle to get rid of the problem, the price of air filters it would soon pay for itself. I had a Finer filter in my snorkle on my GQ it was great, I have a Finer filter in my Range Rover, seems to work OK for me. Just my thoughts.
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Reply By: SupaMav - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:49

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:49
I have a Finer Filter, Pauly and a snorkle on my GQ. Had one on my MQ, too. I personally like them, but they do need xtra maintenance. I'd doubt you would see any performance diff with the filter alone tho. Some of the stalwarts on other forum say that the paper filters are fine, and much cheaper. I reckon u should put the money towards the snorkle. Finer Filter makes snorkle socks if xtra filtration is req'd.
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Follow Up By: IXP10R - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:02

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:02
Supamav

I too have a GQ with a snorkel and finer filter fitted was around 140 bucks from memory. If you use the spray on oil they continue to filter even when quite dirty and trap nearly all dust particles etc however as other replies have noted are quite high in maintenance. I returned from a trip at easter in the vic alps and due to the dry conditions had to wash out the filter twice during our 6 day trip using the finer filter detergent and then reoiling and installing. Still seems alot cheaper than replacing paper elements at around 40 bucks a pop
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:50

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:50
Pauly,
I run a Unifilter in my 4.2 turbo diesel GU and have a Safari snorkel too. System works well for me. I carry an extra "outer" for the unifilter already oiled up and ready to install if the other one becomes too clogged. However, this is never really a problem, even when travelling in a dusty convoy on club trips etc. The filter still works quite okay even when it seems to be very dirty.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 22:35

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 22:35
I was given 4 finer filters and cage for it, as the owners hated them. Also 3 precleaner ones.

Tried them on 2 weekends out, and no difference in power etc.. so Ive gone back to original paperfilters.. they are cheap enough, and work well.
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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 00:23

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 00:23
Used a foam filter (K&N I think) for a couple of years & have an extra outer sleeve which you change over in 5 mins when necessary.
As the genuines or Rycos come to $56-65 I have saved quite a bit & always have a spre on board. Only way to go for me!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 01:17

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 01:17
Genuine air filter $50?? Man are you gettin shafted! Only costin me $18..
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Reply By: uppy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 10:07

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 10:07
Hi Pauly.Ive got an efi gq petrol.Im using the std air filter,Does yours have a light to-say its blocked.I do alot of sand-dust driving with out any problem.I change the filter every 10,000 ks and a bout 32$ per unit
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: uppy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 10:58

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 10:58
Sorry Pauly .Ive just checked my last invoice .Air filter 14.00$.Also you can use the deisel filters on the petrol(carby) but not on the efi
regards uppy
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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 12:03

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 12:03
Truckster, you better believe. I have tried a few places & $50-65 is the price for a Triton td air filter.
What are U driving & where do you get your filter & is it a standard type?
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