Another vote for the Fram Fresh Breeze cabin filter. I would argue it's better than OEM at 1/3 the price. Price has gone up on Amazon lately (what hasn't??) but still reasonable on Ebay.Fram CF10134 Fresh Breeze with baking soda and carbon. I find them around the same price on Amazon and Walmart for $11-$13
What Oil Filter do you use? I was using the Honda OEM one exclusively until they contracted with FRAM to make them.It's funny... The Fram Fresh Breeze is the ONLY Fram product I will use. I refuse to use their oil filters or engine air filters... But I do like their cabin filters.
The old "A01" Filtech filters that Honda carried were decent. The "A02" Honeywell filters (Honeywell owns FRAM) are supposedly a hybrid of the old Filtech and conventional FRAM designs. The A02 features cardboard endcaps -- which many armchair warriors will point to as a likely point of failure. However, the A02 does seem to use a nitrile anti-drainback valve -- considerably nicer than what the FRAM orange-can-of-death filters get. I suppose Honda was okay with the cardboard endcaps but wouldn't allow the normal rubber drainback valve. To me, that is quite telling. That said, I won't risk my own vehicle to test that theory -- especially since better filters are available at the same price point.What Oil Filter do you use? I was using the Honda OEM one exclusively until they contracted with FRAM to make them.
I just ordered the Fram Freshbreeze from Ebay last week...$13 delivered. Amazon is $16. I received the package two days later....fulfilled by Amazon. That's happened on nearly everything I've bought from Ebay lately. I don't do Amazon prime so I just buy on Ebay and get it in two days.$ I saw them on eBay for $11 but I am suspect of anything sold on eBay.
Do you have the cabin filter part number handy for a 2011?I replaced my cabin air filter last week as well. With the same filter. That fram filter is often on sale on amazon. I got a couple of them under $6 each. Great deal! I grab them whenever such deals show up.
Installation took me longer. This is another example where time is not important. You need to align the filter properly so that one pleat at each end would be tucked in the slot in the filter holder so that no air will escape unfiltered. I might spend some extra time. But it is a great feeling that I know it is done correctly.
The engine air filter housing in Honda is better designed than Toyota and Subaru. Very easy. You just take off 4 8mm bolts, don’t use screwdriver. And it is done easily. The tricky issue is 10-13 use a different filter from 07-09. You need to make sure to buy the correct one. There is one filter on Amazon for only $10 with great reviews. I just use it. There is nothing wrong with it. It’s called EPAuto. Make sure to replace every 30k.
I use all kinds of engine oil filters. From Fram orange can of death to M1. They all work. The way the filter is positioned, there is no need for anti drain back valve. So you can save some money there. Last time, I got a case of A01 filters from a Honda dealer for $3 each. Great deal. Should have bought more.
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Wish we had those prices like those up here. :frown2:I clicked your link, besides the 3 pack for $13, I also find a EPAuto one. 2 pack for $13. It had 3k reviews and about 5 stars. That is a good compromise to me. Even you put an OEM filter there, it’s hard to get better reviews. These stuff costs nothing to make. I would say the cost is probably $1 per filter. Different makers/ sellers charge the max the can get away with.