Oil on Air Filter - Normal or Not?
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This is a discussion on Oil on Air Filter - Normal or Not? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I only have 9000 miles and the car is hesitating a tiny bit. So I decided to look at the ...

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    Oil on Air Filter - Normal or Not?

    I only have 9000 miles and the car is hesitating a tiny bit. So I decided to look at the Air Filter. Well, it had some oil covering most of the filter. It seemed somewhat restrictive to me.

    I did a search and found most people said it was normal. My question is how much is normal if it's even supposed to be there. And, if it's normal, are we supposed to replace our air filters every 10,000 miles?


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    The service interval for the air filter and all other expendable parts is in your owner's manual. The short answer re: 10,000 mi is "no."

    The works filters are slightly oily, if that's what you're asking. I have a new one sitting around (I'm not at 30,000 mi yet) and it's covered in a thin layer, as was the one I'm still using (it was on the car when I bought it with 6 mi on it).

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    Thanks for the response. I guess that answers my question.

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