04 Honda Accord LX question: air filter change?
How often does the air filter need to be changed? I got my oil changed today, and the guy said that I should change the air filter. Wasn't sure if he was just trying to make some extra $$. I had the dealership "minor service" at 12000 miles, which I believe includes an airfilter change. The car currently has 18000 miles on it. It seems like 6000 miles on an air filter would be too short. Or could it be possible that the dealership did not change the air filter at 12000 mile minor service??
open the air box, and take a look
it it looks really dirty, change it.
doesn't honda recommend 30K mile interval for normal service on the air filter?
I've heard 15K, I've heard every 2 oil changes ... just take a look at the filter. If it needs changing, do it, if not, don't worry about it.
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i did my cabins and air filters at 50k in july and since my manual says 30k and i am about 80k now, i figure it is time to do them again. i got them last time from handa and was checking around to see if any other options were available. thanks! for answering that in the other thread below:
2002 Honda Accord LX (current-7th car)
1997 Honda Accord EX (4th car)
1984 Honda Accord (1st car)
It depands on how dusty it is where you live. It's fairly dusty by me and I changed it at 15,000 miles. One general rule is that if you hold it up to a light and it becomes difficult for light to pass through the filter, it's time to change it.
Overall, Its not that critical. Air filters would be much larger if it was. For most driving you don't need very much air. It's only when you get into the high RPM's and high throttle positions that a clean air filter makes a noticeable difference.
2004 Accord EX Coupe 4cyl Auto
2006 Kawaski KLX250S (dual purpose bike)
2001 Kawasaki ZX9R
2003 Toyota Corolla CE Manual
2001 Honda CBR600F4i
1991 Toyota Tercel Manual
If you are too lazy to open the box and look for yourself, then you deserve to pay someone to tell you it needs to be changed.
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