[DeTomaso] air filter

Christopher Kimball chrisvkimball at msn.com
Sun Jun 1 01:41:11 EDT 2008

The same thing happened to me with my fancy, 6" air cleaner.  Now I use the regular-sized one.


> From: BillsStore at aol.com
> Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 13:45:58 -0400
> To: detomaso at realbig.com
> Subject: [DeTomaso] air filter
> Another reason to change AIR FILTERS  in cars OFTEN.  As per My  Pantera does 
> not get driven very much so little thought is paid to air  filter.  Well it 
> backfired and caught the filter on fire.  Luckly only  burned fingers and 
> towels were the result.  Just yesterday I stopped  behind a 80s Tex Cadillac ((P/U) 
> at a stop sign.  All of a sudden  lots of smoke came from the hood and exited 
> driver franticly getting hood open  and filter off.  I was scrambling for 
> some rags as the only thing  I had.  He was able to get the burning AIR FILTER 
> off the P/U but  it looked like a couple of plug wires and some other loom had 
> damage, i.e.  major $$ to fix for a $8 dirty filter.
> Bill Vasser
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