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Old 08-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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I dropped in a Purolator paper filter into my 2002 Subaru Forester and got to thinking....did I put it in backwards or is it possible?

On the 2002 Forester there is an air reservoir at the throttle body. There is a bolt and three clamps that will allow me to remove the section furthest from the throttle body and put in the filter. I put the filter in where it sealed to the part furthest from the throttle body. Should I have put the filter in where it seals in the section closest to the throttle body??
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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You should have put the new filter in where the old filter was.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Questions like these make me feel embarrassed for our species
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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Tough crowd...I guess the question should be is it even possible to put an air filter in backwards lol?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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i dont think the box closes with the filter sticking up.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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Wow, someone actually posted a video on how to do this on a 2003 Outback which has the same air filter system. I did do it right. Just a little OCD I guess lol

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Better safe than sorry.. and NASIOC is full of MUCH more idiotic questions

If you put in the filter backwards, chances are the box won't seal properly, and you will suddenly get a lot of intake noise at WOT.
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