Just wondering because it looks okay to me, and I can't imagine it's been around for 21k miles.
I'll take that as a yes. Well if it is the original part I am very impressed. It actually is quite dusty here. I'm guessing the PO replaced it with an OEM filter.They last a pretty long time especially if you're not in desert dusty areas...
Correct you are.... I had totally forgotten about that...Actually, there is a gasket attached to the airbox, but not on the cover, it's located on the bottom half of the airbox.
If you install a K&N filter, you need to remove this gasket. The problem happens when somebody had a K&N, and somebody else goes back to factory but they don't have the gasket anymore, and they don't realize it's missing.
It's very thin, make sure it's still there.
Its really hard to see sometimes, some people can't tell it's there, you may actually have it?Yeah it's not. I saw the groove on both pieces and figured there might have been a gasket at one time.
Well I guess I won't worry too much about it since it appears everything is functioning fine without it.