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Is it too new or too high tech?

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The air intake system on th '09 escape has not been improved by K&N, Ingen or AEM, or any other manufacturer. The '10 model year is out, therefore it must be old technology, so is the OEM state of the art? I have not been able to find a replacement air filter element for the stock one at any auto parts dealers shelf. So my question, is the filter still high tech to improve upon? In addition I have not been able to find a replacement oil filter. I do have a choice of the manufactures of the cabin air filter. I guess I will continue to use compressed air to blow off the intake filter, seize the motor due to contaminated oil, and breath easy because of a clean pollen filter.
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I bought K&N air filters, simply for the re-uasbility, figure break even in about 3 yrs, start saving money after that.
Oil, I still take to dealer, it's only once a year, price isn't that bad, and since it's still under warrenty I hope I can point a finger if something ever did break.

What did you find for cabin filter? I found a motorcraft plain paper filter for like $26, but a nice looking fance fram w/ odor & pollen blocking was closer to $60. Are they really different? What's gonna change inside after 2 years of no filter?
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