Fleet Air Filter what's your thoughts?

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  1. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Thinking about getting one for my VNL 860 500 HP. Anyone have one and if so what do you think of them? Are they worth the extra cost? Probably be a little more in the end after owning truck for 4 years if it does nothing but filter the same.
     
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  3. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I have used them for roughly 6 years and I like them. If they increase fuel economy it is minimal, but definitely flow more air than paper filters judging by the sound of the turbo. It really doesn’t take many years to break even with the cost of traditional filters. Not much involved with cleaning and re-oiling.
     
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  4. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    I do think they work well. Just not the right filter for me.

    Challenges for me:

    Cleaning while on the road after operating in a very dusty environment. Couple of times I either stripped off the outer layer to get air flow back and hoped for the best. Couple of times I got a paper filter to get me through till I could clean the Fleet filter.

    Cleaning at home. I hate messing with the truck while on "home time". Scheduling myself to do this maintenance while I was on home time was problematic.
     
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  5. Banker

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    I take them home and do them when it’s convenient. I kept the paper filters to use temporarily just in case I don’t get them done, but it really doesn’t take much time.
     
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  6. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    That was my thought. I will keep my old filter that is basically brand new and put it up. If needed to clean the other filter on the road I would just pop that one in until I get back home to clean them. I ordered it last night so will get it in a few more days.
     
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  7. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    I'm a fan of fleet air filters. They pay for themselves within a year as most engine filters are $100 each.
    With that said I won't run it in my T680 it's a horrible design and the filter tends to fall down letting dirt in engine.
     
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  8. Banker

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    This is the outer layer after 6 months of use. I work in a very clean environment so twice a year cleaning is enough. The inner layer was reasonably dirty but the middle and outer layers looked like they hadn’t been used. I cleaned them at the truck today since it was a nice day and they air dried in 30 minutes or so. 59C46B0F-781B-4131-80AE-7A1C55FD628A.jpeg 72514AEE-E8F3-47D1-8E36-43BD5E9FA894.jpeg
     
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  9. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    This is all you need to know... when this filter dusts your engine, they are only liable for the cost of the filter. Call them and ask what the micron rating for their filters are.

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  10. Banker

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    Maybe you can explain your thoughts further? I am under the impression that the presence of clean on the outside of the filter means clean air is going in the motor. I am not trying to be sarcastic, but looking for you to explain further.
     
  11. Ridgeline

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    This filter raised my silica levels on all the test truck with them. Went back to factory type filters.
     
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