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Old 01-13-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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2001 Monaco air filter

Does anyone know why the air filter on a 2001 Monaco dynasty flows from the inside out? It makes no sense at all. Has anyone changed the extremely expensive non serviceable canister filter to a less expensive filter set up that flows from the outside in (like all other filters)?
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Does anyone know why the air filter on a 2001 Monaco dynasty flows from the inside out? It makes no sense at all. Has anyone changed the extremely expensive non serviceable canister filter to a less expensive filter set up that flows from the outside in (like all other filters)?
Those filters (at least mine is) are designed for air flow from inside out or outside in. When my coach was new, Monaco had put a too small of a filter on. They re-plumbed it under warranty.
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Hi Ken; I am in the process of getting an air filter for my 01 Windsor with the 8.3 ISC engine. My got water in it somehow. I am sure we both take the same filter as I think your Dynasty has the ISC engine also. The filter is designed to flow in either direction. I have done a lot of research and the only other is a K&N for close to $400. I have seen replacements on the web for as low as $132 to as high as $216. You can get the filter made by different manufactures such as Baldwin, Fleetguard/Donaldson, Fram and Wix. If you are in Oregon like your signature says, try Air Flow Systems in Portland. I got a price from their Tukwila, Wa. office for $186. This is priced right in the middle as on-line purchases require shipping costs. I know it sucks to pay that much for an air filter not to mention it does not just fall out of the coach. The part number I have is Parker/062891-002. Donaldson/P537448. Ours should have the 7" intake and outlet.
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I monitor the filer gauge on the my air filter system to make sure it is not getting dirty. My gauge has never reached a point telling me to change the filter but I've changed mine every 3-4 years depending on mileage. If you distribute the cost of a filter over this time frame it is not that expensive.

Considering the importance of the filtering system I would be hesitant to modify or change.
But here is a link to a K&N which is washable. https://www.knfilters.com/search/pro...?prod=38-2002R
This is the size that fits my coach, yours may be different.

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Make sure your vacuum indicator doesnít have a leak in the line or crack. Mine did so it was useless as an indicator.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:35 PM   #6
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The filter is pleated paper, rolled up into a circle. Inside or out, its the same square inchs of paper.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:58 AM   #7
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From the Donaldson website:
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I think I paid ~125 for mine the last time I ordered one. That's about the cost to change the oil filter every year.
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How long between changing air filters?
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How long between changing air filters?
I changed mine at three years or 15,000 miles. And I found some stoopid bees had built a nest in my intake, and got their nest and stoopid bee-selves Darwinned into the filter when I started it up, slightly fouling the filter. My filter minder seems to work, but I now check my filter annualy and air intake screen to turbo frequently.

But to the OP's point, my rig's air cleaner flows out to in like most. It seems illogical to flow in to out, as there is less surface area in that direction.
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I monitor the filer gauge on the my air filter system to make sure it is not getting dirty. My gauge has never reached a point telling me to change the filter but I've changed mine every 3-4 years depending on mileage. If you distribute the cost of a filter over this time frame it is not that expensive.

Considering the importance of the filtering system I would be hesitant to modify or change.
But here is a link to a K&N which is washable. https://www.knfilters.com/search/pro...?prod=38-2002R
This is the size that fits my coach, yours may be different.

Jim, have you found anywhere in the 2002 manuals where it recommends a change interval, other than watching the gauge?
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I just replaced my Donaldson labeled Ecolite filter, yesterday.
First line in the installation instructions .... Replace yearly, or when service indicator reaches 20-25 inches of water, which ever comes first.
One thing I did notice, this new one has metal mesh on both sides of the paper element. The two year old unit I replaced, did not.
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If you need to purchase a new filter go to filter barn. Canít beat their prices.
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How long between changing air filters?
I go three years Jim. Not exactly 36 months, but within the same year.
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