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Old 06-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Dorman Replacement for "Lifetime" Air Filter



I don't have this filter housing. I just ran across it while looking at alternatives to the stock lifetime filter.

Dorman PN 258-519

Uses the following replacement air filters: Fram CA7098, STP SA7098, K&N 33-2113, Purolator A14649, Auto Extra 619-46107, Wix 46107 or equivalent

http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-52645-258-519.aspx

It can be purchased off Amazon for $118 with free 2 day shipping for Prime members.

The filter element it uses is, accoding to the K&N web site, for the 85 HP Saturn 1.9L 4 cyl from 1991-1994, and according to K&N, has the following dimensions;

Height: 0.875 in (22 mm)
Outside Length: 9.438 in (240 mm)
Outside Width: 5.688 in (144 mm)

Just another option.


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If your changing your stock filter, just get a real sri or cai & be done w/ it. I like & Steeda sri.
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That's not a bad option for people who want to avoid heat soak and hydrolock. I've never had a problem with hydrolock with my CAI, but some have. It depends on what you want the car for. Some people are turned off by the intake noise at startup- I know my friends look at my car when I start it up. "What's wrong with your car?" "Nothing, that's the air being sucked in", and then it dwindles down. What a PITA to change the air filter though- jack up the car, remove the inner fender well plastic, then unscrew the side of the filter and replace it. I'll stick to the CAI for that reason alone, but it's nice to know that Dorman is doing what they've always done best- fixing manufacturer's stupid ideas all over the car.
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What's interesting is Ford told me once that my air filter could not be replaced. "Lifetime" they said. It's very replaceable, but it still looks brand new. I've wondered if a K&N drop in would be more beneficial because at 25k miles you'd think it would look a LITTLE dirty. heh. especially if you saw what the engine compartment looked like before I cleaned it up.
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I am leaning heavily toward the Steeda SRI, but I thought this was a great option for those who prefer staying stockish.
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What's interesting is Ford told me once that my air filter could not be replaced. "Lifetime" they said. It's very replaceable, but it still looks brand new. I've wondered if a K&N drop in would be more beneficial because at 25k miles you'd think it would look a LITTLE dirty. heh. especially if you saw what the engine compartment looked like before I cleaned it up.
well some '08/09s had the lifetime filters (sealed/PZEV) and some did not, if yours is easily replaceable then you have the later. By all means toss a K&N filter in there, it should flow better than the stock one. http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?prod=33-2401


for what its worth to anyone reading this that is looking to replace the stock filter for whatever reason, just go with a CAI or SRI and be done with it. Much easier to service/clean, sounds better and makes your car happy
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I am leaning heavily toward the Steeda SRI, but I thought this was a great option for those who prefer staying stockish.
You'll love the Steeda sri.

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for what its worth to anyone reading this that is looking to replace the stock filter for whatever reason, just go with a CAI or SRI and be done with it. Much easier to service/clean, sounds better and makes your car happy
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well some '08/09s had the lifetime filters (sealed/PZEV) and some did not, if yours is easily replaceable then you have the later. By all means toss a K&N filter in there, it should flow better than the stock one. http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?prod=33-2401


for what its worth to anyone reading this that is looking to replace the stock filter for whatever reason, just go with a CAI or SRI and be done with it. Much easier to service/clean, sounds better and makes your car happy

Yep it just has two clips that pop off it (the box) and then a little wiggling and the top of the box is off and I have access to the air filter. The K&N I think is the way I will go. I will need to trade the car in at some point and don't want to spend a lot of effort returning it to stock.
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I appreciate that Dorman is offering this as an alternative to the cold air intake. Personally I'm going to do the so-called "stealth CAI", but this is a good option for people who want to maintain their cars but still keep them stock. Not everyone wants the sound of a three-inch pipe. In the same vein, I'm not a huge proponent of fart cans.

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Interesting to see a replacement for the Stock unit that isn't the typical CAI system.

Stock IS a "Cold Air" unit BTW...

Worth keeping in mind as an alternative.
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