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The car's air cleaner assembly works to provide the engine with a supply of clean, filtered air.  Air needs to be as clean as possible before it mixes with the fuel and burns in the cylinders of the engine. The air cleaner assembly protects the engine, improving the performance of the engine, enabling it to work as efficiently as possible while increasing its useful, working life. It also helps to reduce emissions and improve engine power.

The Pipercross Filter is an advanced air filter which functions to filter the air before it mixes with the fuel in the cylinders of the engine.  The Pipercross Filter's specially designed layered multi-density foam collects dust and other particles. It is fixed on to the air-intake, enabling filtration at the point the air enters the air induction system.

The Pipercross Filter also helps to silence the car's engine as the sound is absorbed by the air filter. The Pipercross Filter has a maximum capacity and once dust collected reaches this capacity you will need to get it serviced/washed and cleaned before refitting. The Pipercross Filter is washable and reusable but if damaged will need replacing. 

If the Pipercross Filter gets blocked due to an excess build-up of dust, dirt and oil, the air stream is restricted which stops the correct mixture of fuel and air needed for optimal combustion. A blocked air filter basically suffocates the engine. It is not a good idea to continue driving your car when the Pipercross Filter is blocked; this can have serious implications for the heating and ventilation and air conditioning systems as well as causing potential damage to the engine. Dirt and other unwanted debris that enters the engine can seriously damage pistons, carburettor and cylinders as well as potentially causing damage to the air flow mass meter.  A blocked air filter can also significantly reduce fuel efficiency.  How regularly you need to service the Pipercross Filter will depend on factors such as how often you drive your car and the length of your car journeys. Climate, air quality and road conditions will also play a big part in how hard the filter has to work. If the engine is not performing as well, using more fuel or you will have difficulty starting your car it could mean you have a clogged Pipercross Filter and it will need servicing or replacing, if badly damaged by the build-up of debris and contaminants.