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Cleaning your air filter?

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?


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If you use dish soap, I'd use something like Dawn. I just use Simple Green and K&N oil.

Just make sure the filter is ALL the way dry before you oil it and then don't over oil it.

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Ok, cool. thanks


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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.

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if you get the K&N recharge kit, I am pretty sure it comes with a solvent for cleaning
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.

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If your talking factory installed or the one the dealer set it up with, i believe that is covered with petroleum based oil and will need to be cleaned with some sort of solvent or kerosene or gas. I really doubt dish soap will work.

My bad. Guess you were talking K&N.

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I recommend a Twin Air filter cleaning kit for foam filters and K&N filter cleaner for a K&N filter.

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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've never heard to not force dry one, Whats the cons of it?

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I was taught by my Dad,(an old snowmobile rider) to wash filters in dish soap,lightly, then let air dry, then spray externally with a light coat of wd40. Has worked great for me.

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