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Old 01-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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5.9L Cummins Air filter upgrade

The filter minder on my '04 Dodge seemed to pull down sooner that it should.
I could take a short trip on a fairly new filter and the minder was already half-way down.
Supposedly the stock airbox is not the restriction, according to the forums.

So here's what I did:
1. Replaced the filter with a new one just to make sure I wasn't confused.
Next road trip, the gauge was pulled half way down.
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2. Did the "Home Depot" fresh air mod using 4" PVC parts attatched to the bottom of the airbox.
Next road trip, the gauge was pulled half way down again.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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3. I searched for a better replacement air filter.
I found a Mopar deep pleat element that fit the stock airbox.
Next road trip, the gauge was still all the way out.
Looks like the element was the actual restriction.

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Here's a discussion that summarizes my final results.
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...a-t263453.html


There is supposed to be a NAPA filter that is equivalent, but mixed reports on whether it really fits or not.
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...2-t264243.html
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Here's a thread where someone plumbed their fresh air to the foglamp hole.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3r...lamp-hole.html

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