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This is a discussion on Air Filter Question within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; The manual says Replace the air filter element at 30,000 miles. My Subaru dealership says every 7,500 miles? What gives?...

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    The manual says Replace the air filter element at 30,000 miles. My Subaru dealership says every 7,500 miles?

    What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT21
    The manual says Replace the air filter element at 30,000 miles. My Subaru dealership says every 7,500 miles?

    What gives?
    30K under normal conditions. 7.5K is too often unless you drive all dirt roads maybe. Simply check it yourself every oil change.
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    They are simply telling you that so that you will spend extra money there. They do things like that all the time. Just get your scheduled mantainence done and you should be fine.
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    Well, I'm at 9500 miles and my filter has this blackish ring around the middle, so I figured I'd change it anyways.

    Hopefully I made the right decision--I'm switching to a drop-in, reusable filter next.

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    Replace it as necessary. If the hood is open, checking the filter takes about 22 seconds. Time well-spent for peace of mind I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell
    Replace it as necessary. If the hood is open, checking the filter takes about 22 seconds. Time well-spent for peace of mind I think.
    are you sure???
    you wanna do my check then because i'm so fed up with that air box and the way it (doesn't want to)close every time i open that damt thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac
    are you sure???
    you wanna do my check then because i'm so fed up with that air box and the way it (doesn't want to)close every time i open that damt thing
    Sure thing dude. Bring your car on by! Can I charge you $30 like the dealership does?
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