Can Odyssey air filter be cleaned for re-use?

Discussion in 'Odyssey' started by BE, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. BE

    BE Guest

    I just replaced my 2001 Odyssey's engine air filter for the first time at
    35K miles. I decided not to discard the old filter because to my eye it
    looked not so dirty. Can this be cleaned up reasonably well with compressed
    air and reused later? Or, perhaps, soaked in something wherein the dust and
    dirt would loosen and sink to the bottom of the soak-pan? Would getting this
    filter wet ruin the fibers? (and I would repeat this question for the cabin
    air filter, even though I haven't actually changed it yet).


    BE, Jun 9, 2005
  2. BE

    John Horner Guest

    Bad idea. You are quite likely to create micro-tears in the element.

    Disposable air filters are just that, disposable.

    John Horner, Jun 9, 2005
  3. BE

    bearman Guest

    Let me get this straight. You spent about $28,000 for your Odyssey and now
    you're wanting to save a few bucks by reusing your engine air filter? Spend
    a little money and get a new one each time. Same things applies to your oil
    filter or pretty much any other consumable.
    bearman, Jun 9, 2005
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