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Cheap alternative to replacing air filters on AR240

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Dwain Savage, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Dwain Savage

    Dwain Savage New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    3B80001E-0AB7-4669-9B13-1CDB3D8EF604.jpeg A74D5DEE-6D69-42B1-ACCE-FDF12084A5DE.jpeg 144F5395-7567-44BA-9122-980C9566BD73.jpeg AC00C5C1-F513-4707-AE7A-BA00709DADCC.jpeg Not sure if it has been done before. I know I searched high and low to see if anyone’s done it. People have run no filters or gone with the expensive K&N filters with little to no performance benefit. Here’s what I did and it only cost me $50.00 to replace both filters. I went to Advance Autoparts and bought two cone filters by spectre (reusable) part number 8162. It comes with three size spacer rings 4”,3.5”, and 3”. I used the 3.5”. I removed both air boxes, and slipped the cone filters over the intake tubes. The left engine I have zip tied to keep it from flopping, since the intake tube is a soft rubber. I’m going to make a metal bracket next weekend to give it a cleaner look. I took it out yesterday not sure if there was any performance benefit, but the filters were really nasty and needed to be replaced. There was a definite wallet benefit going this route. Hope this helps
     
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  2. Neutron

    Neutron Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    1,012
    Location:
    New Bern, NC
    Ratings:
    +968 / 4
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Was that hose factory for the starboard engine. Mine just has both air boxes in front of each engine. No long hose.
    How much louder if any is the engine noise while cruising?
     
  3. Dwain Savage

    Dwain Savage New Member

    Messages:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I bought the boat used, so not a 100% sure, but I assume it was, since my air box was mounted on the wall in front of the filter. As long as you have 4” or more. These filters will fit

    No louder than normal
     
  4. sofakingbig

    sofakingbig Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    Round Lake
    Ratings:
    +164 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I'm curious if there is any noticeable gain. Have you done the ribbon delete also? Might be a good combo, filter change and ribbon delete...
     
  5. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +7,166 / 107
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
  6. Dwain Savage

    Dwain Savage New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have not done the ribbon delete yet, I should’ve done that while I was in there. I may try it this weekend. As for the noise, to me it’s not any louder. It’s already a very noisy boat. Maybe at full throttle, but under normal cruising it seems normal. I’ll look at the RPM at wide open to see if I got anything extra top end. As for now, Im just glad I got new clean filters for over half the price.
     

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