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Old 04-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Question Tricks for cleaning a K&N filter?

I am not sure how many miles are on the filter but looks like it could use a recharge/cleaning. Bought the kit, but would like to hear from anyone who has one and what tips do you have; I have never had to do this so make it simple. (Replacing with a BBK could be an option )
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Was the filter already in the car when you got it? If so IMO, I'd buy a new filter because you never know if the last person actually cleaned it on a reg. only $45 I believe. Again they last forever only if it's cleaned on te regular.
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Re: Tricks for cleaning a K&N filter?

Thanks for the reply. I noticed when I tried to look at the filter their was a lot of dust around the housing like it had not been cleaned for a while. I found the kit for $12 and figured I would give a try. A retailer said to soak the filter in a bucket of water after spraying the cleaner on it. Didn't make sense to me so I came to the real world for answers. BTW, I thought about just putting a new filter on it, but why not try a new intake for $100 from AM?
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Thanks for the reply. I noticed when I tried to look at the filter their was a lot of dust around the housing like it had not been cleaned for a while. I found the kit for $12 and figured I would give a try. A retailer said to soak the filter in a bucket of water after spraying the cleaner on it. Didn't make sense to me so I came to the real world for answers. BTW, I thought about just putting a new filter on it, but why not try a new intake for $100 from AM?
When I had a drop in I would spray it with the cleaner thoroughly and let it set about 15 min and then rinse it from the inside out until its clean...it might be bennificial to soak it for 15-30 min prior to cleaning since you don't know how long it's been since cleaning. Once it is clean and COMPLETELY dry, spray it with the oil as per directions.
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Re: Tricks for cleaning a K&N filter?

most over oil it as you may have to in spots to cover it well. About the only trick I have is after its done, about 100 miles later clean the MAF sensor good to remove the gunk (oil) then about the next oil change repeat.
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most over oil it as you may have to in spots to cover it well. About the only trick I have is after its done, about 100 miles later clean the MAF sensor good to remove the gunk (oil) then about the next oil change repeat.
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Re: Tricks for cleaning a K&N filter?

I HATE cleaning them so I generally just buy a new one ha lol... not that expensive as little as I need to clean mine.
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Also, make sure the filter is dry before you apply the oil because if the filter isn't then car will suck the water off the filter and the MAF wil act stupid then the car won't run right ...... This is from experience.
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