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Unread 05-23-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Engine Air Filter replacement in 2.4

Just took a look at the air filter when I was changing the oil in the compass and it was a totall pain in the backside to get the filter housing to close again!! The filter kept curling up and making it almost impossible to get it to close. Is there some sort of secret trick that others have used to make this process easier? This is the first air filter I have ever seen that is a side mount vs. just being a drop in

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Unread 05-23-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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I concur, it's a PITA! I usually loose a layer of skin or two. Once you get the seal compressed on the bottom to allow the 3 tabs to drop in the holes it's a piece of cake, but that's the hard part. I'd like to hear back on this too.
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Unread 05-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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No problems here. I simply switched out the idiot resonator box/filter housing for a cold air intake
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Unread 05-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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No problems here. I simply switched out the idiot resonator box/filter housing for a cold air intake
Which CAI did you go with? Would that cause problems with the warranty?
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Unread 05-26-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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I too solved that problem by switching to the K&N CAI
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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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the one from Mopar Performance. There are no warranty issues with CIA's
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Unread 05-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #7
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never had any probs, u just have to love it like you love a women. Or get a CAI.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #8
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It's challenges like this that keep my arms and hands decorated enough so that I've never needed tats.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #9
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I thought it was pretty easy to change- no cuts or lost skin here.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 04:00 PM   #10
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I guess there is a technique that in my feeble mind I haven't been able to grasp, or maybe my hands are just too darn big. MomofCandS and I will just have to endure the pain and suffering until we find a better way.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #11
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The first time I took mine out it was a pita! You would think this was caught before the first Compass ever left the factory! But then i switched to K&N cai.
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