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Old 01-23-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
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Cleaning air filter ?

I have the jlt series 3 what is the best way with tools around the house how to clean it? Simple green then let dry and re oil?


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Old 01-24-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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If the filter is similar to the roush cai, I used the k&n filter cleaning set that contains the cleaner and oil.


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I would think that Simple Green would work as well as the K and N cleaner. There are some things to remember when cleaning your reusable filter:

1. Don't use a strong stream of water or cleaner. Very gently run the filter under the tap after letting whatever cleaner you chose loosen the dirt.
2. Make sure to let it dry before re-oiling it. This can take a while in colder climes. Setting a fan going through it (on low!) can help in this process.
3. When reapplying the oil, do not over oil it. Two VERY light applications beats one heavy one every time. Too much oil on the filter element can screw up your Mass Air Meter big time.
4. When you think you are done, and ready to reinstall the filter, hold it up to a bright light. This will show you two things:
A. If you've missed any area in your oiling process.
B. Anywhere you might have ruined the fitler during cleaning, and now there is no filter element in any spot.
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And never ever use compressed air!! Ever!
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Cleaning CAI filter

I have heard of many folk that will clean the filter almost for something to do. (Mistake) I would advise you to check with JTL as to how to clean and also # miles miles between cleanings. I think you will be amazed.
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I have heard of many folk that will clean the filter almost for something to do. (Mistake) I would advise you to check with JTL as to how to clean and also # miles miles between cleanings. I think you will be amazed.


YEP! The one on my F250 says 100k. But I'm always up getting firewood on dirt roads and such, so I've cleaned it twice in 60k. Don't get much firewood in the mustang
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I have heard of many folk that will clean the filter almost for something to do. (Mistake) I would advise you to check with JTL as to how to clean and also # miles miles between cleanings. I think you will be amazed.
The cotton filter elements actually filter better when they get a little dirty.
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I do a few stages of cleaner/degreaser rinsing from the inside out is how I do mine. That way I am able to see how dirty the cleaner is as I progress.
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