Can I Tell Whether I Have A Pro5R/Proguard7 Oiled Or Prodrys
filter is blue (Pro5R) or gold (ProGuard7), then it is oiled.
If the filter media is grayish white (Pro Dry S), then it
is not oiled. With conical filters, look at the top. If it
has the "aFe" or "Pro Guard 7" logo printed
on the end, then it is an oiled type filter. If the filter
has Pro Dry – S printed, it is an oil-free filter. Their
may also be a part number on the filter. Look for a small
circle plug on the urethane part of the filter. There will
be a part number located on it. Any numbers with 10-, 30-,
24- are Pro 5R, 11-, 31, 21- are Pro Dry S and any filter
number beginning in 7 will be a Pro Guard 7 air filter. If
you have further questions, please call us directly at 951-493-7155
and we can help you figure out the filter.
Do I Clean My Afe Air Filter?
you start to clean the filter, determine whether you have
an oiled or oil-free filter. See #1. Also have the appropriate
cleaning kit for your filter: #90-50500 for gold, #90-50501
for blue and #90-59999 for oil-free. Follow the steps below.
1) Use a soft bristle brush like a paint brush to remove large
chunks of debris and dirt from between the pleats. GENTLY
TAPPING the filter on the ground to remove any loose dirt
being careful not to bend any of the pleats. 2) Spray the
cleaning solution that comes in our Restore Kit, on the dirty
side of the filter. Let the cleaning solution soak in for
about 10 minutes. 3) Rinse the filter from the clean side
of the filter to the dirty side. Repeat spraying and rinsing
until the water is clear. Since media will be stained, it
will not be completely white and may still appear dirty. 4)
DO NOT USE A HIGH PRESSURE WATER NOZZLE when rinsing the filter.
5) Let the filter air-dry. DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR TO DRY
THE FILTER! It may take a couple of hours for a Pro DryS (12
hrs) or the Pro5R (24hrs) depending on humidity and temperature.
6) If you have an oil-free Pro Dry-S filter, the cleaning
process is completed and the rest of these instructions can
be disregarded. 7) After the filter is dry, apply small amount
of oil on the top of each pleat. It is not necessary to apply
oil down in between the pleats. It is also a good idea to
not apply oil all the way to the urethane. Leave about an
inch of media un-colored. DO NOT DROWN THE FILTER WITH OIL!
The oil will wick out a great deal. 8) Leave the oiled filter
for 8 to 12 hours to allow the oil to fully wick. Finally,
spot apply oil to areas that still do not have "color"
Or How Often Should I Clean My Afe Air Filter?
that you follow the manufactures recommended service schedule.
You can find that in your vehicle owner’s manual. Once
you reach that mileage mark, take a look at the filter. If
you can still see the aluminum mesh on the filter then it
is still ok and does not need to be cleaned. Check the filter
every other oil change. When it gets to the point where you
cannot see the aluminum mesh on the filter anymore, then it
is time to clean the filter. You should clean the filter around
the 25K - 30K mile mark under normal conditions. In extreme
dusty or dirty environments, you should check more frequently.
Over cleaning the filter will shorten the life of the filter
and reduce its filtration efficiency. Accumulating some dirt
actually helps the filtration.
Reminder - If you can still see the aluminum mesh on the outside
of the filter, it is still fine. Clean the filter when you
can not see the aluminum mesh on the outside of the filter.
Is The Difference Between The Three Media – Pro 5R,
Pro Drys And Proguard7 - That Afe Offers?
three different types of filter media for most of our filters
and intake systems because everyone has different driving
conditions and different driving needs. There is the Pro5R,
ProGuard7 and ProDryS. There are detailed explanations for
these media in other sections of this website. Without going
into details of each media, the basic differences are: 1)
Pro5R is 5-layers of progressively finer mesh oiled cotton
gauze which offers maximum airflow. This media is ideal for
those who drive mostly on paved street and highway who want
maximum horsepower. 2) ProGuard7 is 5-layers of progressively
finer oiled cotton gauze used in the Pro5R media backed by
another 2-layers of finer porosity synthetic non-woven media
which offers maximum protection. This media is ideal for those
who do a lot of unpaved, off-road driving in severe dusty
and dirty environments where protection is more important
than maximum horsepower. This media is most popular with compression-ignition
diesel truck owners. 3) ProDryS is a 3-layer progressively
finer porosity synthetic non-woven media, which is oil-free
and offers maximum convenience since it does not require re-oiling.
This media is ideal for those who don’t want the hassle
of re-oiling a filter.
Can I Tell What Intake System I Have Since I Bought My Vehicle
Used And The Kit Came With It?
a variety of intake systems for various vehicles. The quickest
way to find out what intake system you have is to do a product
search on our website for your vehicle. Input your fuel type,
make, model and year on our product search and you should
see your intake system in the result. If you can’t tell
which media you have in your vehicle, see Question 1 to determine
which media you have. If you still cannot determine the intake
system you have, call our Power Professionals at (951)493-7155
and we will help you figure it out
What is the difference between aFe filters and other manufacturer’s
- We invite customers to compare our products with others.
Here are several things to look for: 1) Media construction:
constant mesh or progressive mesh. aFe is the only company
that uses a progressively finer mesh media. 2) Pleat design:
Tight or open? Pinched or rounded? aFe uses an open, rounded
pleat design that allows better airflow through the tops and
bottoms of each pleat. 3) Pleat height: Deep or shallow? aFe
pleats are 30% deeper pleats than competitors for longer service
interval and greater dust holding capacity. 4) Filter seal:
Soft or hard? Flat or progressive? Additional sealing gasket
or grease needed or not? aFe uses a pliable, progressive bump
seal that requires no foam gasket or filter grease.
Are The Differences Between An Afe Intake System And Other
are several things to look for the fit and finish of aFe intake
systems: 1) Do you have to assemble the housing? Our housings
are usually one piece and come pre-assembled. 2) How many
parts are included with the system? aFe minimizes components
as much as possible for easier installation. 3) Is any cutting,
drilling or modification of the vehicle required? aFe systems
use stock mounting points and require no modification to the
vehicle. 4) What are the performance numbers? Through the
use of molded plastic tubes and 3-angle adaptors that direct
airflow more effectively, aFe consistently delivers excellent
horsepower and torque numbers. Check out www.afepower.com
for your expected performance results.
Is The Warranty On My Afe Part?
replacement filters are warranted against manufacturer defects
for as long as you own the vehicle and it is properly maintained
using our filter cleaning kit. Our universal clamp on air
filters and air intake kits are warranted against manufacturer
defects for 2 years. Our racing filters are warranted against
manufacturer defects for 1 year. All warranty is contingent
on proper installation and proper maintenance using our restore
kit. All other aFe products such as our exhaust systems, intake
manifolds and intercoolers have a 2-year warranty. To warranty
a product you must return it through your original place of
purchase and have the original sales receipt. If you have
any further questions, please call the aFe Power Professionals
at 951-493-7155 and they can help you with any warranty issues.
Putting An Afe Filter Or Air Intake System In My Vehicle Void
My Factory Warranty?
a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle
due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the
aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the
vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)).
For best results, consider working with performance-oriented
dealerships with a proven history of working with customers.
If your vehicle manufacturer fails to honor emission/warranty
claims, contact EPA at (202) 260-2080 or www.epa.gov. If federal
warranty protection is denied, contact the FTC at (202) 326-3128
or www.ftc.gov. Also check out this link from SEMA for additional
information on your rights; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/adv/bus01.shtm.
My Afe Air Filter "Street" Or Emission Legal?
replacing the stock OE air filter with a high-flow performance
air filter such as aFe does not change or affect the stock
intake tract and emission controls, a performance air filter
is considered "street" or CARB emission legal.
My Afe Intake System "Street" Or Emission Legal?
systems do alter the stock intake tract and therefore, requires
an exemption from CARB emission requirements. As a California
based company aFe submits our intake systems to CARB for exemption
so that the intake system can be used legally on the street.
However, obtaining CARB exemption takes time and not all aFe
intake systems are exempt. Many aFe intakes have CARB EO numbers
making them 50-state legal. All products that have received
a CARB EO number are clearly marked on the product landing
page. When an aFe intake system is not exempt, they would
be legal only in racing situations and not for street use
in the 13 states that have adopted California emission standards.
Contact our customer service dept @ 877-512-8111 to find out
if a particular intake system is CARB exempt or not or check
your local or state regulations.
Kind Of MPG Improvement Should I Get With My Afe Air Filter?
the 30-40cfm of additional air entering your engine, you may
see a marginal gain in mpg vs. the factory filter. aFe does
not and will not claim to improve your fuel mileage because
everybody's vehicle, driving condition & habits are different.
We do however claim to increase the torque and horsepower
of your engine, make the engine run more fuel efficient and
improve the quality and amount of air that goes into your
engine. This will allow the engine to use less fuel driving
under the same conditions that you are driving in now.
Kind Of MPG Improvement Should I Get With My Afe Intake System?
had countless people call in to say that their fuel mileage
has increased with diesels and gas engines alike from 1-5
mpg. aFe does not and will not claim to improve your fuel
mileage because everybody's vehicle, driving condition &
habits are different. We do however claim to increase the
torque and horsepower of your engine, make the engine run
more fuel efficient and improve the quality and amount of
air that goes into your engine. This will allow the engine
to use less fuel driving under the same conditions that you
are driving in now.
I Have To Cut My Afe Intake If I Am Having Trouble With My
Not! aFe intakes are designed to install with no cutting or
notching. To make maximum power and performance, aFe intakes
use the largest filters and boxes available. If you run into
some installation problems, please call our Power Professionals
at 951-493-7155. They will be able to help you with your technical
issue without cutting or notching the intake.