I like your 'when in doubt go OEM' philosophy. If there's any issues, let the dealership worry about it. i like K&N dry filters for my engine, but make sure they are dry filters as there are many horror stories of MAF sensors n'at getting boogered up with the wet filters.For me I will use OEM air filter. I had a bad experience with Wix air filter in another car. Had a 1" hole in it after 3k miles. Ran Fram after that with no problem, but there is hardly any price difference between that and OEM for the Hyundai. My philosopy is when in doubt use OEM. I think it will ensure the best fit. Aftermarket can be a little off in that regard.
I went with TYC from Rock Auto for Cabin filter. It is OK. Flows well, but do not like it has two hard sides then the accordian type filter material will have to seal. It is not as criticial so will may use another aftermarket one next time around.
I check mine ever 6k miles and replace if necessary. Buy them on eBay (oem) for $14.00.Why are you replacing the engine air filter at 15,000. It is so easy to take out and look at I would first see how dirty it is. As you know, the manual says 30,000 so I would inspect it first.
And if you're taking it out anyway, run a shop vac across it while you have it out.Why are you replacing the engine air filter at 15,000. It is so easy to take out and look at I would first see how dirty it is. As you know, the manual says 30,000 so I would inspect it first.
Then this one on my car doesn't need changing?Unless you drive on a dirt road everyday, just replace your engine filter at the recommended interval. Visually checking a filter does nothing for you, the crap that clogs a filter isn't visible to the human eye. Additionally, the stuff that is large and visible won't actually clog up your filter and you can always vacuum it away.
A) That one appears to be over it's recommended service interval, so yes it should be changed! I've seen pictures of filters like that after like 80-100K miles.Then this one on my car doesn't need changing?
I just change mine every four months. The filters are very inexpensive. I just change it every four months and I dont need to worry about. But even after four months you can see where the filter has caught a bunch of stuff. This has always been the case with my cabin air filters. I changed mine every six months with my 2007 Elantra. But with my 2018 Elantra I switched to a four month schedule. At only $7 or $8 a filter it's a minimal cost.I was always taught that it was a good idea to hold the filter up to the sun--that's the best way to see how clogged it is. Of course, this only works if you have a new one for comparison anyway, so probably a good idea to just replace at the recommended interval as @CyprusCorner stated.
you mentioned carbon--I think you are referring to the cabin air filter. I think the thread was mostly referring to the engine air cleaner.Ha! Looks like mine I just changed minus the leaves. Mine had 34K on it. WAY too long to go without changing it. Ordered the carbon $8.95 from Ebay and fit like a glove. Changing it took all of 30 seconds.