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I was wondering what would be best for cleaning my air filter. I was thinking about using dish soap and then buying some filter oil to recharge it. Thoughts? Any other ideas?
I does indeed. However, the Simple Green is a cheaper way to go and the element is different in a K&N filter and our foam filter... using a solvent may or may not be good for a foam filter. However, the oil would be the same. One of my friends just uses tranny fluid or brake fluid. I decided not to go that way... decided to stay with actual filter oil.if you get the K&N recharge kit, I am pretty sure it comes with a solvent for cleaning
Also, don't force dry it. Let it dry naturally, meaning don't use air. If you have a boot dryer (Like Peets), you could slip it over and let it dry quicker, but the best thing is just to air dry it in a warm room. You could use an oil or something, such as a parts washer, and also, if you get the K&N recharge kit, I am pretty sure it comes with a solvent for cleaning. I got mine right at autozone for my car and truck.
I think what they mean by force dry is to like spray it with an air blow gun. I put all my K&N filters somewhere with a good warm airflow or in front of a fan. If you use a blow gun you can actually separate the cotton gauze type of material and then you will not have anything there to filter out dirt. You can do things to speed up the process though without hurting it.I've never heard to not force dry one, Whats the cons of it?
I actually got lazy last summer, and my local honda shop gives me 35% discounts on most items, so I bought 6 of them. Low and behold, I can't find a darn one now.