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Hydrophobic air filters
Okay, I know this topic has been beaten to death(see below thread), but after a couple of days of researching I still don't seem to have an answer.
I am about to do a "Tymar" style DIY intake and filter. From what I have read, it seems that none of the Napa 6637 or cross reference parts(brand"x") for that filter are actually water resistant.
I would like to know if anyone running these types of filters actually has had a problem with water. It seems that the Tymar setup comes with a Donaldson B085011 filter which is claimed to be hydrophobic. Or I read the Baldwin PA2818 is also hydrophobic. I talked with a supplier today who said that neither of these are hydrophobic or different from the other brand equivalents.
He said I needed a Baldwin PA3867 or a Donaldson B085046. I found these filters for $63 shipped, but I can get the Fram version of the Baldwin PA2818(non hydrophobic?) for $19.62 locally at Freightliner.
I live in the Northeast where we sometimes have snow on the ground 8 months of the year. Anyone have any experience with the different filters?
-94.5 F350, 7.3PSD, ZF5, 4x4, 4.10, Crew Cab