What Air Filter Do You Guys Use? - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Chevy Cobalt Owners Lounge General Chevy Cobalt discussion

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Jrahe42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
What Air Filter Do You Guys Use?

a/c delco? Have had my balt for a year in June, so i thought it would be good to replace the air filter. Who knows if the previous owner ever changed it?? Looks like they are only 10-20 dollars so it really can't hurt.
what else should i get done to keep her in tip top shape? drain, flush, refill cooling system? change the brake fluid?

I don't want to mod out my Balt, I just want to make it last forever :D

(2006 LT, black, 5spd, ~50K)
Jrahe42 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 11:21 AM
Yay go me
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Punk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Johnstown
Posts: 2,154
i would have to say get a k an air filter

My sig thanks to Gcobalt
Punk is offline  
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Jrahe42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Punk View Post
i would have to say get a k an air filter
eh aren't they pretty pricey for a filter? I don't see them being all that much greater than an A/C delco air filter.
Jrahe42 is offline  
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Contributor
 
zimzim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 252
Garage
Just get a regular replacement filter. Coolant flush at 5 years or 100k/60 mi. Brake fluid you change with the brakes I believe, don't think it's need to be changed any more frequently. Cabin air filter probably needs changing too.
zimzim is offline  
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 02:39 PM
YourCobalt of the Quarter Winner
YourCobalt of the Month Winner


 
BankerBalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eagan MN
Posts: 4,647
Garage
just get an SRI or a CAI, you never have to replace them, just clean them. and it gives you more horsepower and better gas mileage.

Forged L61 BW S252 Turbocharged Showoff Thread
BankerBalt is offline  
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey/ Tucson Arizona
Posts: 21
Send a message via Yahoo to Indyracer
I use Fram or STP.

05 Black Cobalt LS coupe (1sb)-5 speed

"Drive it like you stole it! "
Indyracer is offline  
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 02:50 PM
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
finnscobalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 2,473
Send a message via Yahoo to finnscobalt
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jrahe42 View Post
eh aren't they pretty pricey for a filter? I don't see them being all that much greater than an A/C delco air filter.
Initially, yes. However, for the price of a K&N, you get a lifetime filter, so in 3-4 filter changes (at $30 a piece) you are saving money in the long run. Plus a dirty K&N still flows more air than clean paper filters.



sig pic courtesy of GBALT05
finnscobalt is offline  
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 04:01 PM
423
Cobalt Specialist
 
423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kilmarnock, VA
Posts: 1,060
Stock air intake? Only AC-Delco.

423


If You're SCARED... SAY You're SCARED...
423 is offline  
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Jrahe42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by zimzim View Post
Just get a regular replacement filter. Coolant flush at 5 years or 100k/60 mi. Brake fluid you change with the brakes I believe, don't think it's need to be changed any more frequently. Cabin air filter probably needs changing too.
which one is the one that is on the left side under the hood inside the box? i are confuzed :p


Quote:
Originally Posted by finnscobalt View Post
Initially, yes. However, for the price of a K&N, you get a lifetime filter, so in 3-4 filter changes (at $30 a piece) you are saving money in the long run. Plus a dirty K&N still flows more air than clean paper filters.
this is why i ask questions I don't mind spending a buck or two on it. Just want to keep it simple or i'll start getting hooked and spending too much lol
Jrahe42 is offline  
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 05:32 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt of the Month Winner


 
Beamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,783
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Beamer Send a message via Yahoo to Beamer
Right now there is there is a cheapo cone filter on mine, but I just cleaned up my K&N and well put that back on tomorrow more than likely.

My Gone But Not Forgotten Cobalt(s) Show off

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth | 2016 International Durastar

Check out my Youtube page
Beamer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome