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Wondering how to replace a breather filter? Even though it looks complicated and kind of tricky, its installation is very straightforward. All you need are the right tools and sheer patience and determination to do the replacement job. First step, look for your filter housing. When you have located the housing, remove its cover and make a mental note of your filter's position. Afterwards, detach the old breather filter and install the new one in its proper place. Just make sure that your new filter is compatible with your vehicle for better response. Before you close it, wipe the filter housing to keep it squeaky clean. Lastly, put back the filter housing cover and it's done-mission accomplished! You can expect an improved breather system performance with your new filter! So if you're looking for a top-caliber breather filter replacement, you're on the right site! You can rely on Auto Parts Warehouse with our wide selection of auto replacements made by top and trustworthy aftermarket parts manufacturers! And with our huge discounts and price match guarantee, you'll surely get your most wanted item at its lowest price-that's more savings for you! You can't get better deals than ours! So go ahead and place your order today!

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Selecting the Right Crankcase Breather Filter

The crankcase breather filter makes sure that only clean air enters your car's system. When this filter is clogged, it could eventually result in oil breakdown and sludge buildup. Replace your crankcase breather filter as soon as you notice the symptoms of damage.

What type of breather filter should be used?

Replace a damaged crankcase breather filter, unless you want to revamp the entire engine and spend more for repair. Replacement crankcase breather filters are relatively cheap. In fact, you won't have to spend more than 10 USD for each. If you're looking for a replacement, there are two main types:

  • To-atmosphere crankcase breather filter: This type of crankcase breather filter comes in a traditional design. It can come with either a rubber or alloy neck that is installed to your engine's crankcase hose. Inside this is a crushed aluminium filtration material, which is resistant to petrochemical corrosion. Fumes from the crankcase are vented into the air. This makes the filter moderately easy to clean.
  • Inline crankcase breather filter: This type of crankcase breather filter is considered a pipercross inline or "sealed unit". This type uses a washable reticulated-foam filter element that can be placed into your existing crankcase pipework. The inline crankcase filter is ideal in parts of the world where "venting to atmosphere" is not allowed. The filter element can be washed. This allows the filter to work properly all the time.

What are other things to consider when selecting a crankcase breather filter?

Before you purchase your brand-new replacement crankcase breather filter, you have to make sure that it comes with a complete set of installation instructions or a manual. By installing your crankcase breather filter on your own, you'll get to cut down costs and learn the basics of crankcase breather filter installation as well.

Crankcase breather filters are usually made from synthetic nanofibers and aluminum alloy with chrome coating. They also have wire-backed pleats that provide strength and filter longevity. Most crankcase breather filters can be cleaned easily, which makes them long lasting. They are cleaned in the same way as using either low-pressure shop air on the clean side or a vacuum on the dirty side. It is advisable to select only trusted names in the industry, so you won't be sorry you purchased the part in the first place.

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6 Steps in Replacing Your Breather Filter

Breather filters make sure that your engine doesn't reuse any oil-contaminated air. This is done to prevent your car from losing power and running poorly the same way germs damage the human immune system when sick. With a broken breather filter, your car won't get the protection it needs, making it more prone to further damage. Learn to replace damaged breather filters using these steps:

Difficulty level: Moderate

Tools that you'll need:

  • Crankcase breather element
  • Flat and Philipp's head screwdriver
  • New breather filter
  • Pliers
  • Towel or rag (damp)

Step 1: Locate your car's air filter housing. Once you have located it, detach the fasteners holding the housing cover together. These fasteners can be wing nuts or clips or some other form of fastener.

Step 2: With the fasteners already detached, remove your filter. Observe how the filter is place in the housing and how it fits. After you figure out how it's placed, you should be able to pull it out easily.

Step 3: Clean the inside of the breather filter housing using a damp rag, sponge, or towel. Do not wet your rag too much. Make it a point not to let anything get into the air duct. If your car has a crankcase breather element, check to see if it is greasy or dirty and replace it if such is the case.

Step 4: Look for your crankcase breather filter. If you're having trouble locating it, you can always consult your manual. This part is usually encased in a housing so remove the clips to attain the filter.

Step 5: Determine if the filter is the only thing needing replacement or if the inner holder needs replacement as well. Separate the two (if you only need to replace the breather filter) using a screwdriver. Next, remove the old filter.

Step 6: Install the new breather filter with retaining clips. Just make sure that it is placed properly. Put the filter back into its housing, then reattach the cover on the filter hosing. Make sure everything is securely in place before you run your car for a test drive.

Installation is simple. Now that you have completed the process, you see how easy replacing a breather filter is, without having to ask help from a mechanic.