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Old 08 Jun 2005, 11:28 pm
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Default Can Odyssey air filter be cleaned for re-use?

I just replaced my 2001 Odyssey's engine air filter for the first time at
35K miles. I decided not to discard the old filter because to my eye it
looked not so dirty. Can this be cleaned up reasonably well with compressed
air and reused later? Or, perhaps, soaked in something wherein the dust and
dirt would loosen and sink to the bottom of the soak-pan? Would getting this
filter wet ruin the fibers? (and I would repeat this question for the cabin
air filter, even though I haven't actually changed it yet).

thanks!

Bill

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Old 08 Jun 2005, 11:41 pm
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BE wrote:
> I just replaced my 2001 Odyssey's engine air filter for the first time at
> 35K miles. I decided not to discard the old filter because to my eye it
> looked not so dirty. Can this be cleaned up reasonably well with compressed
> air and reused later? Or, perhaps, soaked in something wherein the dust and
> dirt would loosen and sink to the bottom of the soak-pan? Would getting this
> filter wet ruin the fibers? (and I would repeat this question for the cabin
> air filter, even though I haven't actually changed it yet).
>
> thanks!
>
> Bill
>


Bad idea. You are quite likely to create micro-tears in the element.

Disposable air filters are just that, disposable.

John
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Old 09 Jun 2005, 11:38 am
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"BE" <n3wsr3ad3r_@_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> I just replaced my 2001 Odyssey's engine air filter for the first time at
> 35K miles. I decided not to discard the old filter because to my eye it
> looked not so dirty. Can this be cleaned up reasonably well with

compressed
> air and reused later? Or, perhaps, soaked in something wherein the dust

and
> dirt would loosen and sink to the bottom of the soak-pan? Would getting

this
> filter wet ruin the fibers? (and I would repeat this question for the

cabin
> air filter, even though I haven't actually changed it yet).
>
> thanks!
>
> Bill
>


Let me get this straight. You spent about $28,000 for your Odyssey and now
you're wanting to save a few bucks by reusing your engine air filter? Spend
a little money and get a new one each time. Same things applies to your oil
filter or pretty much any other consumable.
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