Absolutely not. If I had it to do all over again I'd just stick with the stock filter. I went with the sprint P08 for the media and dry cleaning (vs oiled filters like K&N)Nothing wrong with the Honda filters.......
Regardless of the "fixes" it's obvious there is a massive design flaw that is not acceptable here. No other filter manufacturer requires you to go DIY a gasket to make the thing seal, which im not convinced is the issue as the BMW one has a gasket and it was worse than mine inside.You could also use thin foam rubber gasket material with a sticky backing sold in rolls at any hardware/autoparts store.
The sprint design without a sealing gasket isn't the best design considering the variations in filter housing and airbox dealing surface manufacturing variation but the filter media technology is solid.
Try taking handful of sand/ dust/ whatever out of your vacuum and getting it to go through the media with some light compressed air.
Ain't gonna happen!
I'd get with Sprint and see what they say. Obviously there are more than a few having issues with them letting particles by regardless of how it's happening. They have been selling them a while so if it was a known issue you would think they would be looking into it or updating the filter design.totally agree with "Regardless of the "fixes" it's obvious there is a massive design flaw that is not acceptable here ".
However if you want to make the expensive filter (now that the mistake of buying it in the first place been made) work, then 2015HRC suggestion can help as it is supposed to be a "lifetime filter"