Got that new car
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Air filter causes bank holiday anger, plus a question
Hello one and all.
I was at a loss of what to do today so I decided to see if what kind of air filter I had in the V6
I have just had it serviced and I wanted to see what the garage had put in.
To my surprise, the filter was the old one. It hadn't been changed. It was as black as soot. I was angry.
I then measured the offending item. Only 250mm tall. I am sure that it should be around 280 ish mm tall.
I have been running around for a year or more with this in the car and it seems to have been running fine in general. Plenty of power. But it may explain my weak idle (struggles around 500 revs when warm).
Firstly in going to complain to the garage for not changing it or noticing it was the wrong one.
Would I be likely to see a power increase when I put in the correct sized filter? Any recommendations for sourcing a good one.