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Green air filter now makes a drop in filter for our model MKZ. They are a much better filter than K&N. You do have to clean and oil once a year and may get a slight increase in HP and MPG. They are rated for 100,000 miles ,paid 45.00 shipped on ebay and cleaner and oil kit for 15.00 shipped. I ran them in all my previous cars and found them to be very worthwhile.   Jim

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Hey thanks, I'm due for a filter and I wanted to avoid K&N's because of all the TB issues that have cropped up in recent years.

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What are the issues with K & N?  The only cases of oil contamination that I know of are due to owners OVER oiling them.    

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What are the issues with K & N?  The only cases of oil contamination that I know of are due to owners OVER oiling them.    

I've used them without issue for years (I'm careful on the oil, and let it dry overnight before starting the motor).

But, I've heard of so many issues lately, I'm spooked a little.  A buddy just had a MAF fail on a Buick SUV.  He was running a K&N for just under a year (it was oiled from the factory).  I've heard of other similar issues.  I don't know if that is necessarily an issue with the K&N or modern MAF's.

 

From what I've read about the Green filters, they are a bit more durable due to the material used.

 

The only concern I have (and it is a big one) is that the Summit page said the filter must be cleaned every 3,000-5,000 miles.  That's less than two months of driving for me. However the Green homepage recommends the filter be cleaned at every oil change, or 30,000 miles.  I used to clean my K&N' filters every 50k (at 10k oil change intervals). 

 

I might give one a try.   

 

Here's the spec for the MKZ with 3.7L V6

 

https://www.greenfilterusa.com/store/7287

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Yes the Green Filter company says to clean and oil every 30,000 miles so I would go with that because they are the company that makes them,but to check the filter for dirt at every oil change. I am going to clean once a year ( 10-12,000 miles). Another thing was that they state that their oil for the filter is the only oil that should be used because of it's swelling properties . I got mine today ,it is extremely well made and comes oiled and ready to be used. 

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Thanks Jim, I'll try one and also only use their oil product. 

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Green filter alert !  I just tried to put in the 7287 filter in my car (2013 MKZ hybrid) and it was too large. I am contacting Streetside Auto and Green filter companies,but as it is the weekend,no answer so far. Green filter site says that this model will fit both engines.   

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I'm out of town this week and I'll order this number to see if it fits my 3.7L motor.  I'll report back.

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I have seen the 7035 green filter for your 3.7 engine ,and the 7287 for my 2.0. Monday I will call Green filter company to try and clear this up. Maybe before you order you should talk to them.  Jim

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I will, thanks for the heads up.

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Al , I am back on the green filter site. 7287 filter should fit both engines 3.7 and 2.0. I am thinking because mine is the hybrid is does not fit.

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I'll call them on Monday, but that makes sense. Sounds like I need a larger air-box!

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OK, just talked with green filter company. The filter 7287 will not work because my car is a hybrid , it will work for all other MKZ engines. So there mystery solved. Good luck , Jim

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I just ordered #7287 with the cleaning/oil kit, direct from Green.

$55.27 Delivered, that is with free shipping.

 

I found a 10% discount code:

Coupon (GF10PCD)

 

AutoAnything does not yet carry this filter #7287

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Hey best of luck with it ,I ran these filters on my previous car at 120,000 miles with out any problems and the engine is still running perfect.

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Great buy and price. I think you will be impressed with how well made this filter is.  The only other cleanable filter for my car is the K&N and I was not as comfortable with it as I was with the Green. I have the Green on my older Honda and it runs like new at 125,000 miles.  Jim

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I'm curious to see and compare them.  I've always ran K&N's, so this is a leap of faith for me. (349k on an Accord, 399k on an Altima, 150k on a Silverado and I also have a K&N in my MGB).

I'll take some pix of the Green and factory filter. 

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Fast shipping from Green.  My filter and cleaning kit arrived today.  I had remembered reading that the filter was pre-oiled, but it did not state this anywhere on the package or instructions.  They did sent a 10% off coupon code if the one above doesn't work (PM me for it, it's in the garage!)

 

The filter isn't as deep as the factory filter, which is a rather nice piece and the build explains the cost. 

 

It fit perfectly and I'll see what happens.    I drive close to 50k annually, so replacing the factory filters at the proper interval would be a lot more costly than installing a cleanable filter.

So in my case, it is worth the hassle.

 

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Great looking filter. They say all the filters come oiled and ready to go. They said when they make one for the hybrid they will give me a call.  Best of luck.  Jim

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