Aftermarket filter, FINALLY, for 02-03's

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Old 12 Sep 2006, 05:06 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aftermarket filter, FINALLY, for 02-03's

Wandered down to the parts store and found that purolator finally has
come out with an aftermarket airfilter for the '02-03s.

Goodbye, $32 Toyota filter. Hello, $5.98 Purolator....

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Old 12 Sep 2006, 07:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> Wandered down to the parts store and found that purolator finally has
> come out with an aftermarket airfilter for the '02-03s.
>
> Goodbye, $32 Toyota filter. Hello, $5.98 Purolator....

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You're referring to the cabin air filter rather than the engine air
filter.

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Old 13 Sep 2006, 10:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> > Wandered down to the parts store and found that purolator finally has
> > come out with an aftermarket airfilter for the '02-03s.
> >
> > Goodbye, $32 Toyota filter. Hello, $5.98 Purolator....

> ===============
> You're referring to the cabin air filter rather than the engine air
> filter.


Actually, I'm referring to the air filter. The cabin filter I'm still
getting from NAPA at $19, but that beats Toyota's price at $34 and
change....and Bosch at $24.99.

Purolator supposedly makes a cabin filter for the car, but my local
discount house doesn't stock cabin filters and won't order them.

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Old 13 Sep 2006, 01:56 pm   #4 (permalink)
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timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> Actually, I'm referring to the air filter.

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Things have changed.
I paid under $12 for the Toyota air filter and it was vastly superior
to the aftermarket air filter I had seen.
In 30,000 miles at 25 mpg, you're running roughly 18,000 gallons of air
through the engine.
I've always felt the Toyota air filter does an excellent job of
maximizing both flow and filtration efficiency.
I don't have any idea why they run over $30 for your model.

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Old 13 Sep 2006, 02:56 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> > Actually, I'm referring to the air filter.

> ==============
> Things have changed.
> I paid under $12 for the Toyota air filter and it was vastly superior
> to the aftermarket air filter I had seen.
> In 30,000 miles at 25 mpg, you're running roughly 18,000 gallons of air
> through the engine.
> I've always felt the Toyota air filter does an excellent job of
> maximizing both flow and filtration efficiency.
> I don't have any idea why they run over $30 for your model.


May be my somewhat rural location and only one Toy dealer for some 30
miles or more....I change out my air filters about every 7 to 10K, lots
of rural roads and especially this time of year, lots of dust. I'm
assuming that Purolator, NAPA (which are rebranded WIX) are all pretty
comparable unless you are talking about price. I actually even think
that Fram air filters are probably OK despite what you hear about their
oil filters.

But, considering that I insist on oil changes every 3K, even the Frams
are doable....

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Old 13 Sep 2006, 03:08 pm   #6 (permalink)
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The local dealer here (Lithia) has a price of $16.95 for ALL Toyota
air filters and 26.95 for all cabin filters. I was getting them
on-line 2 of each delivered for about $54 in no Calif.. Were Denso
filters but can't get them this year for some reason.

Ron

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Old 13 Sep 2006, 06:59 pm   #7 (permalink)
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<timbirr@mailcity.com> wrote in message
news:1158163064.336234.29510@b28g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
> Actually, I'm referring to the air filter. The cabin filter I'm still
> getting from NAPA at $19, but that beats Toyota's price at $34 and
> change....and Bosch at $24.99.
>
> Purolator supposedly makes a cabin filter for the car, but my local
> discount house doesn't stock cabin filters and won't order them.


I used a coupon from my Toyota dealer recently to buy a Toyota air filter
for $12.95. You can also check the dealer websites for part specials.


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Old 14 Sep 2006, 09:37 pm   #8 (permalink)
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NAPA (Wix) or the Purolator filters are multi-density like the OEM
ones. These may be better than the single density paper on Frams.


timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> Daniel wrote:
> > timbirr@mailcity.com wrote:
> > > Actually, I'm referring to the air filter.

> > ==============
> > Things have changed.
> > I paid under $12 for the Toyota air filter and it was vastly superior
> > to the aftermarket air filter I had seen.
> > In 30,000 miles at 25 mpg, you're running roughly 18,000 gallons of air
> > through the engine.
> > I've always felt the Toyota air filter does an excellent job of
> > maximizing both flow and filtration efficiency.
> > I don't have any idea why they run over $30 for your model.

>
> May be my somewhat rural location and only one Toy dealer for some 30
> miles or more....I change out my air filters about every 7 to 10K, lots
> of rural roads and especially this time of year, lots of dust. I'm
> assuming that Purolator, NAPA (which are rebranded WIX) are all pretty
> comparable unless you are talking about price. I actually even think
> that Fram air filters are probably OK despite what you hear about their
> oil filters.
>
> But, considering that I insist on oil changes every 3K, even the Frams
> are doable....


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Old 15 Sep 2006, 10:46 am   #9 (permalink)
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johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> NAPA (Wix) or the Purolator filters are multi-density like the OEM
> ones. These may be better than the single density paper on Frams.


You may be right. Long ago, I lived in a place with a lot of fine sand
and a lot of wind. Have trouble with sand in the carb quite a bit, and
I was using fram air filters at the time. My mechanic suggested
switching back to the original Toyota and never had another problem.

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