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Air filters

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by TRAX and HORNS, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    Anybody found U.S.A. cross ref # for early 90 models for Daihatsu and Suzuki air filters.
  2. jpfanne

    jpfanne Member

    Try Chad Hite. I get all of mine from him. They are only $14.00 and they are the factory filters. He is a member of the site.

  3. mstrick

    mstrick New Member

    air filter

    my 91 carry takes a napa silver 22143 i bought it at the local auto zone
  4. JRinTX

    JRinTX Moderator

    Be careful, I have not found an air filter that fits my 92 Suzuki air canister correctly. I have tried everything that is even close! The bottom surface inside the canister has some fins that center the OEM filter. On all the US aftermarket filters I tried, the fins tend to hold the filter element off the bottom surface a fraction of an inch. This means that there is a path for unfiltered air into the engine.

    Remove your canister and find a way to check the fit of the filter. I was able to see down into the canister thru an opening in the side with the use of a mirror.

    Hope this helps....in my opinion you should only use OEM filters.
  5. beerwagon

    beerwagon New Member

    i have 4 air filters for the hi jet new oem they are for sale in the sale section i think around 15$ each thanks eric
  6. DRW

    DRW Member

    I agree with JR, when I bought my truck the seller had changed the oil and replaced the air filter with good intentions, however the filter was incorrect and would have led to engine damage.The only filter I have found was the OEM filter, actually a DriveJoy brand that fit and sealed properly.Money well spent.
  7. GR.mike

    GR.mike Member

    We have original Japanese air filters for our trucks and that is all we will sell or use. We replace or send about 15 motors a month out of here for mainly air filters that didn't match. I know we have tried to match these here in the US, but cannot find anything that is perfect. So, buy with caution...sometimes that cheap air filter causes you to have to buy that expensive motor down the road. I have seen it happen too many times.
  8. mrhempingtonsr

    mrhempingtonsr New Member

    My 1997 Suzuki dd51t came with an OEM airfilter with the number 30150. Measures 6 9/16 long x 4 15/16 wide x 2 9/16 inside hole dia. Took filter and filter top to the local NAPA store. Fellow was persisent, and came up with #6173 air filter @$7.50. Same length, same outside dia., but with slightly larger center hole. Filter fits and seals properly. Also, because I drive on dirt/gravel roads, I installed a snorkel tube made of 1 1/2 inch ABS drain pipe, and no longer pick up air from underneath bed.
  9. tmikewww

    tmikewww Member

    Get a hold of Chad Hite. Look through previous posts to find his email. He carries all OEM parts.
  10. DRW

    DRW Member

    The OEM filter that came out of your 97 Carry should have had a foam seal at each end of the element for proper sealing in the plastic housing,from what I have seen the typical matched to fit filter does not.Me personally I would use nothing but an OEM style filter.Pay now or pay later as the saying goes.
  11. mrhempingtonsr

    mrhempingtonsr New Member

    NAPA filter #6173 has a double ring rubber seal at each end. It matches the OEM filter in all dimensions, except inside diameter, which is slightly larger. I maded extra sure that it seals. As mentioned, I installed a snorkel to feed the air cleaner. Atop snorkel is a K&M filter that I'm useing as a pre-filter for the system. This double filter system is what I've come up with, as the under bed air intake doesen't get clean air on a gravel or dirt road.
  12. DRW

    DRW Member

    I have thought about the pre-cleaner idea, either something like the sediment bowl used on some tractors or a foam UNI brand clamp on filter.Donaldson makes a slick pre-cleaner that acts like a turbine to expell dirt particles, or so they say.I am planning on building a high-rack seat for the back of my Carry and I want to use the front "roll bar" as the air intake like a Kawasaki Mule does.I do agree with you about the air intake under the truck not being good for dirt roads.
  13. mrhempingtonsr

    mrhempingtonsr New Member

    After reading the "air filter" horror storys, I checked mine to make sure it was sealing. It was, but also was full of dust, collected in 1200 miles of driving on dirt/gravel roads. Tis the reason for the snorkel. Since these vehicles were designed for on-road use, picking up air under bed is a good design, but, no good for off-road. I like the idea of going foward for fresh air. I used the K&M filter as it can be cleaned and re-oiled over and over, but anything that pre-cleans means a longer lasting main filter, and less expence and maintinance.
  14. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Got any pics of your snorkel setup?
  15. b_eastep

    b_eastep Member

    im quite interested is seeing how you guys rerout your intake system. im sure i can easily come up with something but then i will see some other way of doing it and think "dang i wish i woulda done mine like that."
  16. mrhempingtonsr

    mrhempingtonsr New Member

    I used 1 1/2 inch ABS pipe, 1 elbow, 2 couplers, and three straight sections. One 41 inches long for the upright, one 8 1/4 inch long and a stub at 1 3/8 inch long. I rotated the rubber intake pipe 90 degrees, and bent it slightly forward to match up with 8 1/4 inch pipe with coupler on end. The trick for me was attaching the rubber intake to the ABS coupler. rubber fit inside so used 4 pop rivets to make connection, then siliconed the joint inside and out. After much thought, I cut a 1 7/8 inch hole in the bed, front driver's side. The stub goes into hole, with elbow below, coupler above. I made a bracket to attach pipe to headache rack. No pictures yet, but will post soon.
  17. b_eastep

    b_eastep Member

    thank you. looking forward to your pics.
  18. mrhempingtonsr

    mrhempingtonsr New Member

    snorkel setup

    Pictures of snorkel system. Used UNI filter instead of K&N filter. Less cost, same filtration.

    Attached Files:

  19. DRW

    DRW Member

    Go to www.donaldson.com and look at their TopSpin Pre-Cleaner,it comes in a variety of sizes that would work for a snorkel install.

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