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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:18 pm 
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Anyone know the best way to do this?

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:19 pm 
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get a k&n service kit.
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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:04 pm 
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yea get a service kit man, $24 from supercheap

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:21 pm 
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Comes with instructions to.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:25 pm 
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put it n the washing machine...
might f**k your filter up, but i garranti it would clean it alot better then a service kit would

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:21 am 
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4dlvr wrote:
put it n the washing machine...
might f**k your filter up, but i garranti it would clean it alot better then a service kit would


I believe in doing so voids the warranty...then again they would still say you f**k it up and won't cover the costs.

I agree with service kit...if you haven't cleaned it for a long time and it's sort of black, you might need to use half of the cleaning bottle to get everything off...remember the filter started of WHITE and the oil that is sprayed on is red.

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Get service kit.

- Apply the cleaning spray liberally
- Wash it with hose pressure water from the 'clean' side out (i.e. you want to push the dirt out, the though the filter). Wash it until it's white.
- Let dry, outside sunny day. A dryer or whatever will perish the rubber and ruin it.
- apply filter oil, enough to get it pink/red again, but you don't want it dripping wet with oil.

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:22 pm 
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K&N Recharger, filter srvice kit

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:26 pm 
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robertf123 wrote:
K&N Recharger, filter srvice kit


i think thats been stated like 4 times already :)
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Grab a K&N service kit from ur local auto parts store....jokes,lol.
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:17 pm 
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just choose where you clean it, I ended up with red s**t all over my patio!!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:14 pm 
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i clean mine with petrol then just sprinkle some clean engine oil over it
seems to be working fine so far and its a cheap way to do it

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:35 pm 
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i clean mine with petrol then just sprinkle some clean engine oil over it
seems to be working fine so far and its a cheap way to do it
Why would you ruin a $70+ air filter by trying to save $20 which will clean and treat it properly and give you another 80,000klm's of use after it is cleaned :? Hey, don't take my word for it, this is straight from the horses mouth (K&N web site )
18. Can I use anything other than K&N cleaner and oil?

For best results, we recommend that you use K&N air filter recharging oil and K&N air filter cleaner. K&N air filter oil is a special compound which forms a very efficient tacking agent that helps capture dust. Our cleaner is a non-detergent degreaser. Petroleum products such as transmission fluid and motor oil will soften and destroy the rubber sealing edges. Harsh solvents and gasoline will harden the rubber seals causing the filter to distort (shrink). A mild detergent can be used in a pinch, but care should be taken to fully rinse it out. Rinsing detergent out of a filter is similar to getting soap out of a sponge; it’s not that easy to do. Always make sure the filter is dry before re-oiling.
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:25 pm 
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fuvk mate ill go perchus me one tomoro my mate which is a mechanic said its the same s**t and ha the same effect but its not worth wrecking it being $90

 

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So the petrol cleaning and engine oil oiling, should cause no harm at all to the rubber?

LOL.

And that $20 cleaning kit has lasted me two cars, three filters, and over 6 years and it's still going strong. Not exactly expensive maintenance.

 

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