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Old 11-21-2017, 09:21 PM   #1
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Baldwin engine air filter

The local truck parts shop here in town can get me a Baldwin engine air filter for my 2015 DS for $118.91. How does the quality of the Baldwins compare with the Parker Racor Ecolite or the Farr? Have used the Ecolite on my previous diesel but know nothing about the Baldwin.

Any experience or history with it will be appreciated. Would save me ordering one on the Internet and wondering what kind of build date I'd get.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:41 PM   #2
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The local truck parts shop here in town can get me a Baldwin engine air filter for my 2015 DS for $118.91. How does the quality of the Baldwins compare with the Parker Racor Ecolite or the Farr? Have used the Ecolite on my previous diesel but know nothing about the Baldwin.

Any experience or history with it will be appreciated. Would save me ordering one on the Internet and wondering what kind of build date I'd get.


All these canister filters are manufactured in the same Farr plant or who ever owns Farr now. All the brands are private label. Buy which ever is cheapest & most convenient.
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Steve’s got it right . They are all same, buy cheapest .
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The local truck parts shop here in town can get me a Baldwin engine air filter for my 2015 DS for $118.91. How does the quality of the Baldwins compare with the Parker Racor Ecolite or the Farr? Have used the Ecolite on my previous diesel but know nothing about the Baldwin.

Any experience or history with it will be appreciated. Would save me ordering one on the Internet and wondering what kind of build date I'd get.
I have a Baldwin air filter on mine. I use Baldwin filters for everything. Oil, fuel, and water. Baldwin filters are widely used in the heavy trucking industry.
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Baldwin filters are top quality. You will be happy with any Baldwin products
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Who is the cheapest source with free shipping?
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Allan, if you're going to change it yourself, I recommend that you do a couple of things. First, blow off or rinse the area where the rubber sleeve from the air cleaner connects to the turbo. Disconnect that rubber sleeve at the turbo and remove the air cleaner with the rubber sleeve attached. Once removed, reinstall the sleeve on the air cleaner and reinstall.

Here's why.......the air cleaner sits above the engine horizontally, with the output side of the air cleaner pointing downward, where it connects to the rubber sleeve. Dirt can collect around the joint and fall in when the air cleaner is removed from the sleeve. If you remove the sleeve at the turbo, the rubber goes over the opening of the turbo and less chance dirt can fall in.
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Allan, if you're going to change it yourself, I recommend that you do a couple of things. First, blow off or rinse the area where the rubber sleeve from the air cleaner connects to the turbo. Disconnect that rubber sleeve at the turbo and remove the air cleaner with the rubber sleeve attached. Once removed, reinstall the sleeve on the air cleaner and reinstall.

Here's why.......the air cleaner sits above the engine horizontally, with the output side of the air cleaner pointing downward, where it connects to the rubber sleeve. Dirt can collect around the joint and fall in when the air cleaner is removed from the sleeve. If you remove the sleeve at the turbo, the rubber goes over the opening of the turbo and less chance dirt can fall in.
Appreciate the reminder on cleaning around the rubber sleeve. I had planned on giving the whole top of the engine a good cleaning, maybe a couple of times, (if I don't forget that step) before removing the filter. Does make me a little nervous with it pointing right down into the engine but figured I'd probably be a lot more careful than some mechanic who figures he may never see the coach again.
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All these canister filters are manufactured in the same Farr plant or who ever owns Farr now. All the brands are private label. Buy which ever is cheapest & most convenient.
Here is a cross reference that might come in handy.
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I believe Parker Hannifin just bought Baldwin. So one big happy family now.
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Just replaced mine.....81 dollars from Freightliner and twenty mintues of my time. Newmar quote is 480.
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For those of you who have changed your air cleaner on a Dutch Star, is there any problem or secret in getting the cleaner and hose off the top of the engine since there looks to be only 2-3 inches of clearance between the filter and the ceiling of the engine compartment. Looks like it will be a very tight fit getting in off and back on while all the time trying to be sure nothing falls into the opening on the engine.

Don, do you have any problems in this area? It looks like that rubber hose connection between the filter and the engine is probably very hard and stiff and probably won't give very much.
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