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Old 10-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Cleaning a CAI filter

Unless I'm very much mistaken the filters on CAI are washable. (I've been very much mistaken before so...)
How does one go about cleaning them?
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Unless I'm very much mistaken the filters on CAI are washable. (I've been very much mistaken before so...)
How does one go about cleaning them?
You'll need to get a re-charging kit. K & N and Airaid both make one. The K & N can be found at AutoZone for like $12.

Spray it with the degreaser, spray it down with hot water from your sink, let it dry, then spray the oil on it. Piece of cake!
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But be stingy with the oil, to much and you can coat your MAF Sensor and throw a code.
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My wife swears the check engine light was on during her drive home last night. I drove the Pony today no problems. Put my tuner in to see if there was a code. Nothing.
She said there was a loss of power. I thought air filter. Its been on for close to 20k, so I figure it needs cleaning. Given the rain for 3 days I think the moisture closed it up somewhat.
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:side note: Rinse out the degreaser from the inside of the cone. Don't run the water from the outside to the inside of the cone filter. The way i do it . And like Siber Expres said "too much oil" will cause troubles...........

I clean my filter once a year. Overkill, i know but thats the way i am..
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Unless I'm very much mistaken the filters on CAI are washable. (I've been very much mistaken before so...)
How does one go about cleaning them?
In addition to the good pointers others have offered, never use compressed air to blow debris out of the filter. Spray water from the inside out, and use a paint brush to sweep away larger chunks of debris.
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Over-oiling a reusable filter is by far the number one reason folks will blame a reusable filter for damaging the MAF. K&N and others post instructions on their web site on how to do it (clean and recharge the filter).

20K mileage is early for cleaning it, unless you drive in dirty or harsh conditions, such as off roading. Id leave it be, and keep an eye on the check engine light to see if anything happens again.

You could check the clamps to verify they are all tight.
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