Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Ecolite Air Filter is anything but at $150

Today I decided to take the bus for a spin.  I was headed to the DMV to have them verify the vin so that I could get it registered here in Nevada.  No such luck.  The bus basically refused to run well.  It would idle okay but would not accelerate. There was a 3 to 4 second lag behind me pressing the gas pedal.  Then it would increase in revs till it hit the governor and then cut back to idle speed.  After some investigation I came to the conclusion that the air filter was bad.  I went and checked and it was a Ecolite 62891-001.  I call for a price and was told $150.  Are they kidding me.  $150 for an air cleaner.  It is two feet long and 10 inches across but still.  I started looking around and found it for $123.  That's still a chunk of change for me.

After all its just a medal can with some paper inside.  Why in the world would it be so expensive.  So now one more impediment to me leaving Las Vegas.  I should write a book.  After all I have been leaving Las Vegas for about two years now.  I'll keep you up to date.