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"
Was it just a paper filter or did it have a metal mesh on it? Honda updated the filter from 2008-2011 having only paper to 2012-2016 having a fine metal mesh as well.Just to further stir the pot, I just did the air filter on my 2015. Original filter with about 17,000 miles on it. My airbox and velocity stacks looked very similar to the pics at the beginning of this thread.
That's a lot of Km with the same filter.Just to further stir the pot, I just did the air filter on my 2015. Original filter with about 17,000 miles on it. My airbox and velocity stacks looked very similar to the pics at the beginning of this thread.
Image isn't comparable. That's the intake aka dirty side you have taken a photo of. Mine are of the clean side or top lid.Here is the housing on mine with OEM filter after 6000 miles for comparison
We don't get much dust but lots of dead vegetation, rain and insects. I do the vaccuming ever 2 year
The Sprint has the same seal as the oem, hard plastic sitting in the oem groove. I have a DNA filter in there now. Checked at 2000km with no dust getting past.I know, That's was I found your shocking.
Just wanted so show there was no unwanted particles past the filer that I could see. The post filter side was clean considering that no element provides 100% filtering.
I still can't believe sprint was letting so much through and believe the edge sealing was the culprit.
You have probably moved on to better alternatives by now.
But thanks to this, I will take sprint off my shopping list