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Question Pajero Air Filter

I am looking at getting a air filter and after a quick search I can find air filters from $8 to $100, so would a $8 do the job or would a $100 be better. Which would be better brand or should I stay with Mitsubishi.
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I have read comments on this forum that the cheaper filters do not fit properly, and may let dust get in past the filter - not good for your engine. I imagine that problem could be cured by putting a thin strip of foam (like a draft seal for a house door) around the edge prior to installation
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I use genuine Ryco for fuel, oil and air filters. I've found Ryco products to be good quality.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ryco-Air-...oAAOSwn25aJu~f

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I use genuine Ryco for fuel, oil and air filters. I've found Ryco products to be good quality.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ryco-Air-...oAAOSwn25aJu~f

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Nothing wrong with Ryco..

I use Donaldson Filters. Donaldson do a kit for the Pajero, Oil Air Fuel for about $80
My Nephew had his own Diesel Mechanical business & he put me on to Donaldson, They have a big name in Heavy Industrial / earth moving etc. There is also a lot of people on here using the Donaldson second fuel filter kit.

You would have to find the agent in your area, I doubt you will pickup a Donaldson Filter in your local supercheap.

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I am looking at getting a air filter and after a quick search I can find air filters from $8 to $100, so would a $8 do the job or would a $100 be better. Which would be better brand or should I stay with Mitsubishi.
Using the Mitsubishi filter will at least give you piece of mind that it has been tested for your Paj.

I know a number of other Brand vehicles are having problems with dusted engines due to aftermarket filters being used. The Toyota V8's have well known problems with aftermarket filters and a friend of mine has just lost his V8 engine to poor filtration after using an aftermarket product for a number of years. Cost to him was 12K!!

Ive noticed poor filtration on my own Grand Cherokee and Pajero when using aftermarket filters inc both paper and K&N in dusty conditions. I tried everything including increased servicing and special greases to try to seal them, but these were never successful. I reverted back to OEM and the problem was gone.

Personally its a risk I don't want to take, for a small financial saving. Especially if you get out into the WA red dirt!
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Don't risk it to save a few bucks. Go with genuine or a good brand like Ryco. Also beware of fake parts on ebay or the guy with the greasy ponytail selling "genuine" parts out of his boot.
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Using the Mitsubishi filter will at least give you piece of mind that it has been tested for your Paj.

I know a number of other Brand vehicles are having problems with dusted engines due to aftermarket filters being used. The Toyota V8's have well known problems with aftermarket filters and a friend of mine has just lost his V8 engine to poor filtration after using an aftermarket product for a number of years. Cost to him was 12K!!

Ive noticed poor filtration on my own Grand Cherokee and Pajero when using aftermarket filters inc both paper and K&N in dusty conditions. I tried everything including increased servicing and special greases to try to seal them, but these were never successful. I reverted back to OEM and the problem was gone.

Personally its a risk I don't want to take, for a small financial saving. Especially if you get out into the WA red dirt!
X infinity .. not worth to save a few bucks

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Can't recall which brand of non OEM air filter it was that had the problems but it was one of the bigger name brands IIRC.
I currently use ACDelco filters and after reading the post re air filter problems I checked and measured the Paj and Jeep and it was fitting properly so I'm happy to keep using it.
I'm personally not a fan of K & N air filters as I've seen poor fitting and dusting problems. I also don't use oiled filters (Unifilter, finerfilter etc) anymore, particularly on any engine with electronic control.
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Can't recall which brand of non OEM air filter it was that had the problems but it was one of the bigger name brands IIRC.
I currently use ACDelco filters and after reading the post re air filter problems I checked and measured the Paj and Jeep and it was fitting properly so I'm happy to keep using it.
I'm personally not a fan of K & N air filters as I've seen poor fitting and dusting problems. I also don't use oiled filters (Unifilter, finerfilter etc) anymore, particularly on any engine with electronic control.
Club 4x4 recently did a test on various air filters Filtration only, not air flow. The results show the K&N Style filters should never be used on 4X4s.

I would & do use A Reputable filter like Ryco or Donaldson, but I never buy from Ebay and I never buy a brand I'm not familiar with. Stick to the name brands and you will have no problems.

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K and N are rubbish. I put one (oil filter) on my HSV which leaked, returned it for a replacement which also leaked! Went to OEM or Ryco since then and never had a problem in probably 20 oil changes I've done recently.
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