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Old 05-13-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

I decieded to clean my filter today(57 Series FIPK) and i followed K&N instructions but they arent very good in my opinion. It says just to spray the "crown" of the filter. Should i be lightly spraying the whole filter(outside) a couple of times? Cause the rest of the filter is still a whitish color. I noticed another problem too. I followed their instructions and put the filter back on to test it out and now it idles rough(well the rpm goes up and down, plus the volts too) and like "dies" 95% of the time if dont apply any pressure to the gas. Anyone know whats up? Its to do with the filter right?

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Anyone know if AEM makes those oil-less filters for mustangs? I couldnt really find anything.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

The reason your car is dying is most likely because you oiled it too much, and that oil is now on your MAF sensor. Get some electrical cleaner and spray the MAF sensors and your car should idle better. Im pretty sure there are oilless filters out there beyond just a paper filter, but honestly paper filters arent THAT bad...

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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

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The reason your car is dying is most likely because you oiled it too much, and that oil is now on your MAF sensor. Get some electrical cleaner and spray the MAF sensors and your car should idle better. Im pretty sure there are oilless filters out there beyond just a paper filter, but honestly paper filters arent THAT bad...

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Ok thanks. Ive never used electrical cleaner before for this. Is this what i do? I disconnect the the sensor from the meter? or do i also spray the meter and the tube and all?? Or what do i do? I dont have much experience around cars.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

you basically remove the filter, brush it out with a fine paint brush (not stiff, but soft~) and then run water from the inside out to remove any dirt. Use the cleaner and then rinse it off again really good as per the instructions. When reoiling dont go crazy use a modest amount it does not need a ton.

Once installed drive the car a day then take some on contact NO RESIDUE electronic parts cleaner and clearn your MAF sensor. Then a couple weeks later do this again. You will be good to go after this.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

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you basically remove the filter, brush it out with a fine paint brush (not stiff, but soft~) and then run water from the inside out to remove any dirt. Use the cleaner and then rinse it off again really good as per the instructions. When reoiling dont go crazy use a modest amount it does not need a ton.

Once installed drive the car a day then take some on contact NON RESIDUE electronic parts cleaner and clearn your MAF sensor. Then a couple weeks later do this again. You will be good to go after this.
READ WHAT HE SAID!!!! NON RESIDUE CONTACT CLEANER or PARTS CLEANER. IF you use regular contact cleaner or parts cleaner you will only make matters worse or even destroy the sensor in the MAF
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

When cleaning a K&N filter, I recommend setting aside a few hours. I take mine, spray the cleaner agent on there, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then run a light stream of water over the whole thing, ensuring I get all the mess out. Let it dry overnight, then spray it down with the oil. I dunno what kind of oil you have, but mine came in an aerosol can, I sprayed the filter until it was an even shade of red/pink. Gonna clean my maf when I get home with some non contact cleaner, and call it done.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

still need to clean the MAF a few times after doing this as described above, but I've found there's fewer issues if you put the oiled filter in an old pillowcase
and sling it around.. you'd be surprised how much excess oil comes off
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

Thanks all.

I dont know if the contact cleaner i bought is non residue. Its Lloyds electrical contact cleaner, it says on the can it can be used on electrical motor parts. I bought it a parts store so i would think that it would be safe right??

This is the only info on a site i could find, Lloyds Industrial
(its the flammable one)

Anyone have any experience with this stuff

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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

the bottle I picked up at autozone said no residue on it.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

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Ok thanks. Ive never used electrical cleaner before for this. Is this what i do? I disconnect the the sensor from the meter? or do i also spray the meter and the tube and all?? Or what do i do? I dont have much experience around cars.
To answer that question, just spray the cleaner inside the MAF. If you look in there, youll be able to see where that sensor is. DONT TOUCH THOSE SENSORS. THeyre very very fragile... just spray the cleaner on them and you should be good to go.
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

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Thanks all.

I dont know if the contact cleaner i bought is non residue. Its Lloyds electrical contact cleaner, it says on the can it can be used on electrical motor parts. I bought it a parts store so i would think that it would be safe right??

This is the only info on a site i could find, Lloyds Industrial
(its the flammable one)

Anyone have any experience with this stuff

Thanks all.
If it does not say Non Residue cleaner you have to assume it is not and go to Autozone or Advance and pick up a can of Non residue contact cleaner.The Advance brand Non-Residue Contact cleaner is less that $3.00 for a big can
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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

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If it does not say Non Residue cleaner you have to assume it is not and go to Autozone or Advance and pick up a can of Non residue contact cleaner.The Advance brand Non-Residue Contact cleaner is less that $3.00 for a big can

Ya, i live in Canada, we dont autozone or advance, but i found some.

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Re: Yes i asking this, how do you properly re-oil a filter?

if you have a cold air kit its very easy to clean one, you just buy the tamper proof torx bits from where ever and remove the maf sensor, just be very careful pulling it out or putting it in so you dont bend the wires~
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