2000 Nissan Xterra Open Air Filter

Tiny
SGANDH23
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  • 2000 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
I purchased my 2000 Xterra used. It has an open air filter that badly
needs to be replaced. I don't know the brand or how to get a filter
that has the same fittings so that all the sensors can be inserted into
it.
I believe that the Xterra came from California so the filter may be
available from there. I purchased a generic open air filter on ebay but
it does not have these holes or fittings for the sensors (engine temperature sensor & resonator??).

Xterra - Open Air Filter

You can see 2 pictures of my open air filter in the link above.

Ebay - Nissan Xterra/Pathfinder Open Air Filter
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The filter I purchased on ebay does not have the same fittings. My
mechanic recommends getting one with the same fittings instead of trying
to punch holes in the filter I bought to fit the sensors.

Does anyone know which brand of filter that is in my Xterra or another
brand with the same fittings and where I can purchase one?

Thanks,
Sanjay


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I have just cleaned the Tenzo Racing Filter with the K&N Cleaning Kit about 3 times and then oiled it after it dried. I did use some light heat from a blow dryer to dry the filter as it is winter time and the filter would take a long time to dry without any heat at all. I think that the filter looks quite good and I will wait a day before starting the engine to make sure that the oil on the filter has completely dried.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 10:13 AM

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Tiny
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Ok first I need to see the filter so a pic would be great. I am thinking if it is like my mustang it a cold air intake and with that most of those filters are washable. See there are many brand of aftermarket filters like K&N or BBK or Spectre, Mr Gasket and so on and so on. So send me a pic and I can be of better help. Oh yea does it look like it made of paper or cloth? Get back to me and we will go from there.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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PLEASE SEE THE FURTHER DETAILS I HAVE POSTED IN MY ORIGINAL QUESTIONS AS WELL AS 2 PICTURES.

THANKS, SANJAY
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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Wash it. Get a k&n cleaning kit and follow the instructions that is a cloth washable filter.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately, the dirt is caked on so I think it is too late to salvage this filter. I will try anyway to soak it in warm water with some detergent (or the K&N cleaning fluid) and see how it looks. If I cannot find an exact replacement, I will use the generic filter that I found on ebay

I will not be able to insert the engine temperature sensor or resonator into this filter however this does not seem to be a problem in my 97 Pathfinder and I hope it will be ok in the 00 Xterra.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
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I have cleaned worse but no warm water cold only or you will shrink the cotton do not get that filter warm or hot when it is wet so that means no blow driers either ok. NO if you get the K&N Filter clean kit it comes with a special cleaner that really cleans great and it may take a couple of times but I have cleaned some that were not only cakes but grease too so don't count it out yet. Thanks and have a Great Thanksgiving.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 AT 10:12 AM

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