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Old 06-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #16
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no question, if you have the materials and the time (which shouldn't be hard to find at all) it's definitely worth it to wash and re-oil a filter atleast more than once.
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1Extreme, I also use the pj1 stuff. But I have noticed that with the cleaner it swells the outer filter and will not come back to original size. there is no doubt it is the best cleaner I have found. but with the outer filter being bigger than normal dirt just comes right under it.
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After I use the GUMOUT brake parts cleaner, I let it dry completely,then wash with Simple Green and hot water, it then shrinks right back up. The swelling from the solvent is what opens up the pores to let the crap out I don't find that they wear out any faster.
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1Extreme, I also use the pj1 stuff. But I have noticed that with the cleaner it swells the outer filter and will not come back to original size. there is no doubt it is the best cleaner I have found. but with the outer filter being bigger than normal dirt just comes right under it.
The only filter that has ever swelled up on me is the stock KYOSHO one in my STR. The filters for my 8ight, LST, Revo (mugen filter), and gas truck have never had a problem with the PJ1 cleaner. I clean my filters and pre-filters with it.

Before I started using the PJ1, I used DAWN dishsoap, worked realy well.
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I use simple green followed by soap and water. The green and the blue oil also make the filter a cool color.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:45 PM   #21
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Ive heard the discussions before, and its almost always been 50/50 with my racing buddys but I want more input.

To save a dirty air filter, or to just toss it?

If you do save it, how do you guys wash it?
you can get foam filter cleaner from any auto spare parts shop, I have never had to replace a filter yet, run to filters 1 for the qualafiers & one for the main.
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I noticed on the ofna filters and the rb filters. and who knows i may get a little wild with it as well. I spray alot of the pj1 on, then go to the dawn dishsoap then back to the pj1. then let it dry and put the pj1 oil on. I will have to try the dawn dishsoap first with a little less of the pj1.
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