R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2008, 10:21 AM   #31
Tech Champion
 
asw7576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,792
Default

I wash my filter with dish soap 4 times. I let the filter soaked for 30 minutes for the first cleaning, and another 15 minutes for the second.

When they are dry....., I immediately put couple drops of oil filter and put the filter into a small plastic bag, ready for next use.

Yep.... I'm stingy
__________________
On Road : Xray NT1 , RX8 , T4 || Mugen Seiki MRX4-R , MTX4 , MTX3 prospec || Tamiya M03 , M04 || Top Racing Sabre FD2
Off Road : Xray XT8 || Hobao Hyper 8
Radio : Futaba 3PKS || KO propo EX-10 eurus
asw7576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 08:57 AM   #32
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 242
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Anyone know of an airfilter oil that washes out with soap and water? Also can you get it in a big bottle or something at a place like Canadian tire or Autozone?
B_Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 09:10 AM   #33
Tech Elite
 
portyansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,979
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Well I normally just spray brake cleaner all over it squeeze out the extra and let it dry. I will do a second step of wd40 and then soap and water, only if it gets realy grimmy, but that has only happened once when we ran in the rain. My filters normaly dont get too filthy since I change them every heat/race.
__________________
Team Tekno Canadian Team Manager
Team Hitec
portyansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 09:39 AM   #34
Tech Master
 
salteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 1,595
Trader Rating: 90 (98%+)
Default

Just throw them away after every race day.

You can buy them in bulk...It's like buying insurance for your engine.

I spend $15 on 6 filters. If I race 4 weekends a month, I will go through 4 filters. That's $10 per month or $120 per year. I'd much rather pay that than have to buy numerous $200-$300 engines though the year.
salteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 10:13 AM   #35
Tech Elite
 
portyansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,979
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

for those of you that throw out your RB air filters, send me a pm and I will paypal you money for shipping, if you dont mind of course.
__________________
Team Tekno Canadian Team Manager
Team Hitec
portyansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #36
Tech Master
 
CREWMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,539
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

I let mine soak in a half simple green half denatured alcohol mix. i put the mix and the filer in a zippy bag and let it soak over night the nex day i rinse them and let them dry. after dry oil them and you ready to go. Keep spare filters on you so you can change them between rounds if nesescery
__________________
D&K HOBBIES!!!!
Losi 8ight-T 2.0 Race Roller/Losi 350/JR 9100 Servos/Spektrum DX3R
BMI Copperhead 12/Thunder Power Lipo/Futaba Servo/Express 17.5/Spektrum DX3R
CREWMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 03:39 PM   #37
Tech Elite
 
Derby Bros Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,209
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

In my 7 years of racing, I've always washed air filters. I don't throw them away because I feel like it's a waste of money. And yes I know some people would say, well a $5 filter for a $300 to $500 motor, but I'm pretty confident with the way I wash my filters and besides, my motors all lasted a long time. I throw used filters away after 7 to 10 washes because I believe the foam breaks down after time and it won't filter as good as a new one, even though it still looks ok (this is just my assumption and honestly I've used filter longers than that).

I just use dishwashing liquid to thoroughly wash the airfilter (I do rinse and wash about 2 to 3 times depending on how dirty the filter is). Don't use cheap dishwashing liquid, make sure you use something like Dawn or any of those better brands. The cheap dishwashing liquid doesn't cut through grease and dirt good enough.

Then I use clean paper towel to squeeze the water out and let it dry. Good as new after drying.
Derby Bros Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 11:14 PM   #38
Tech Master
 
vti-chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 1,075
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

X2
__________________
Xray/OS/Savox/Sanwa
Axial XR10
Sakura Zero S/Castlecreations
RCO
vti-chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 12:53 AM   #39
Tech Master
 
bgbelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 1,980
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derby Bros Racing View Post
In my 7 years of racing, I've always washed air filters. I don't throw them away because I feel like it's a waste of money. And yes I know some people would say, well a $5 filter for a $300 to $500 motor, but I'm pretty confident with the way I wash my filters and besides, my motors all lasted a long time. I throw used filters away after 7 to 10 washes because I believe the foam breaks down after time and it won't filter as good as a new one, even though it still looks ok (this is just my assumption and honestly I've used filter longers than that).

I just use dishwashing liquid to thoroughly wash the airfilter (I do rinse and wash about 2 to 3 times depending on how dirty the filter is). Don't use cheap dishwashing liquid, make sure you use something like Dawn or any of those better brands. The cheap dishwashing liquid doesn't cut through grease and dirt good enough.

Then I use clean paper towel to squeeze the water out and let it dry. Good as new after drying.
I wash mine out and i have about 10 so that every heat, i can change them and still have a couple left over for practice, friends, etc..
__________________
''Life's tough ........
it's even tougher if you're stupid..''
-- John Wayne
bgbelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 11:04 AM   #40
Tech Master
 
TonysScrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,660
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I never re-use the iner filters, but I do re-use the outer foam pre-filters. Both get oiled with BelRay's foam filter oil. Do not use the K&N filter oil on foam filters as it is made for paper-cloth K&N filters, not foam filters. You can buy a one quart bottle of foam filter oil and a can of fgoam filter cleaner from any motorcycle shop and it'll last a LONG time. I just coat both filters in the oil, squeeze out the excess and then roll them in a paper towel until there is not much coming off anymore on the paper towel. I then put a little bit of grease on the outside edges of the inner filter before sticking it in the housing. This will ensure no dirt gets into your motor. Then I change the oiled pre-filter every heat and then for the main. I stick the dirty ones in a zip-lock back and have another zip-lock bag filled with cleaned and oiled ones ready to go. If you change the pre-filters often, the inners will last you a LONG time. I go maybe a good gallon of fuel before I end up tossing the inner. The foam outer pre-filters will get washed and re-oiked until they get torn or look beat up then I just chuck them. If you buy a dozen filters and pre-filters, the whole lot will out last any nitro motor and will ensure the cleanest and safest air filtration for your motor. Stay away from the plastic cage Motor-Saver filters as they are junk. Use a good 1/8th air filter housing like the Mugen, Xray, etc filter.

Best regards,
__________________
Tony P.

Tonys Screws LLC
http://www.tonysscrews.com
High Grade Alloy Steel Screws, Screw Kits and Mugen Parts
TonysScrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #41
Tech Regular
 
mremtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 420
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I go to Wal-Mart and buy a quart bottle of"mineral spirits" ($3.48) and a gallon jug of Castol Superclean ($4.98) and go home and clean my filters .
1- put mineral spirits in a glass jar (1pint works good) and then hold your filter with a pair of hemostats or needle nose pliers and swish the filter around gently in the spirits. You will see the dirt literally fall of the filter.
2- carefully sqeeze out the spirits back into the jar and repeat for any other dirty filters.
3- now get some rubber gloves(heavy kitchen ones work great)and heaad to the sink with all your partially cleaned filters.Start running the HOT water.
4- spray each element with the Superclean FULL STRENGHT! (this is why the gloves) and work it in to the elements
5- Rinse the element off with HOT water and repeat the Superclean treatment again-you will know when the filter is clean as the soap will get very frothy as you work it in
6- rinse and squeeze out water - hot water evaporates faster and helps the soap clean out all the poors. Your filters will look just like brand new !! and be spotlessly clean !! Takes me about half and hour to do 6 pair.
What ever you do don't oil the elements until they are COMPLETELY DRY!
the water will displpace the oil and when it fianaly evaoprates you will have voids that can let dirt in.

I have been doing this now for many years and my engines last a VERY long time !!
mremtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 08:29 PM   #42
Tech Rookie
 
Steve Torrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 16
Default no-toil

Iv'e been using no-toil for years, you can get at you local motorcyle shop. The kit comes complete with oil and cleaner, enough to last a long time.
Steve Torrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 08:36 PM   #43
Tech Regular
 
Mugen MBX-5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 354
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by asw7576 View Post
I wash my filter with dish soap 4 times. I let the filter soaked for 30 minutes for the first cleaning, and another 15 minutes for the second.

When they are dry....., I immediately put couple drops of oil filter and put the filter into a small plastic bag, ready for next use.

Yep.... I'm stingy
not necessarily stingy... you surely aernt being cheap about it by washing it 4 times..

and what do you guys think of the metal air filter holder, these: http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=484

and whats with these: http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=1625
__________________
I dont race. Please dont assume I race. I only bash around.

T Lawrence is a scamming scumbag

Tonys Screws l carolinasrc.com l spektrum (?)
Mugen MBX-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 09:41 PM   #44
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: pasadena, CA
Posts: 1,487
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

the losi ones are for 1/10
__________________
go really fast and turn left....
Robert.Hull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #45
Tech Regular
 
Mugen MBX-5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 354
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert.Hull View Post
the losi ones are for 1/10
oh ok, how about the metal holder thing, does that make your engine run more efficiently?
__________________
I dont race. Please dont assume I race. I only bash around.

T Lawrence is a scamming scumbag

Tonys Screws l carolinasrc.com l spektrum (?)
Mugen MBX-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
air filters mixedguy Nitro Off-Road 41 08-06-2008 01:59 AM
Filters WHOBEE Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 0 03-31-2007 04:15 AM
air filters reddishdsb Electric Off-Road 4 04-03-2006 10:43 AM
Air filters TouringMaster Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 3 03-27-2005 04:43 PM
Air Filters nitro rookie Nitro On-Road 4 04-04-2004 10:19 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:49 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net