Don't know what it's called. It's on my wifes 06 SES. The filter that does not need chaging for ....god knows when. Should I keep it or change it to an aftermarket unit? If so what are my choices.....will I see or feel any perfromance increase? Thanks.
And also the people who check the air cleaner gauge, which tells you the condition of the air filter (which typically will last 150,000 miles and give superior filtering and engine longevity than less sophisticated aftermarket CAI systems.)
The stock filter provides better filtering than aftermarket systems.
^^Yeah, if you have a restriction indicator, go by what that says. Otherwise, don't touch it. The more you fool around with an air filter, blowing it out and what not, or even changing the element before it's necessary to do so, the more dirt invariably ends up in the engine.
^^^^^That filter is totally sealed in the plastic housing.....you can only see a little bit of foam at the intake hole, if you remove the whole housing.
The vacuum indicator read ok on my '06 at 30k. But I suspected a problem because of poor MPG. So I put a Steeda SRI setup on it, and totally removed the entire stock setup. I gained 3MPG......plus now I can see the filter, and know when to clean it. The stock setup is a P.O.S. Thanks Ford....
That horrible setup was only used for three years.....thankfully it's gone now. Don't be tempted to get a CAI. Those things are a big hazard in rainy weather.