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Old 03-11-2009, 07:41 AM   #31
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yeah, the losi "pre-oiled" foams are a joke. i bought a 4 pack not too long ago and they barely have any oil on them. i used them all once. then i cleaned them all, and sprayed some nice HPI oil on them. much better now
I buy the Losi pre-oiled ones, I just put some more oil on the inner filter and it's good to go, the amount on the outer filter is prefect. I often run NO oil on the outer filter unless the track is really dry and dusty.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #32
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+1 on the PJ1 foam filter cleaner. I use PJ1 filter oil as well. I've got some pretty old filters that still look/work great.
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The PJ1 Foam Filter cleaner is a no hassle was to clean.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:36 PM   #33
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i rub some dawn dish soap into them and throw them in the washing machine and they come out like new ...
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:43 PM   #34
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Anyone use the Uni air filter oil?
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #35
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You'll be fine with uni.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:15 PM   #36
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i use 3 n 1 motor oil, works fine for me and its cheap
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #37
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i use 3 n 1 motor oil, works fine for me and its cheap
regular lubricating oils such as motor oil and 3 n 1 oil are not near TACKY enough to do the job near as well as products designed for foam air filters. you might want to consider pony'n up 8 bucks for a 20 year supply of PJ1 foam filter oil or similiar product. You can get it at any ride shop. Your engines will love you for it.
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I dont bother with cheap as the motors are not cheap to purchase and to "think" it "may" be good enough isnt enough for me... i usualy use K&N system oil and cleaner for 1:1 cars and it works fantastic and nothing gets through the first element.
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My ATV uses foam filters and I use either No Toil, PJ1, Klotz or Maxima cleaners and oils. They all work great on my ATV and my RC filters. Since It's cheaper for me to clean my filters then buy new ones.

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #40
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I usually clean my filters with whatever I use to clean clothes. if its good enough for our clothes it should be good enough for our filters. removes the dirt and oil Then I just re oil the filters and squeeze in a plastic bag to distribute evenly.
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I usaully have a bag of 20 filters at a time and to clean them i use a scoop of ordinary laundry powder in a bucket of hot water. Squeeze the filters a few times in the the bucket and then let them soak for 10-20 minutes. Then squeeze them a bit more and rinse in clean hot water. After that, i throw them in the drier for 20 minutes on hot and they come out like new. Re-oil them and you're good to go!

I use dish soap, Clean and reclean until I either like it or toss it, if I keep it, I have an old coathanger I put them on in the closet, let em air dry, If I question their ability to filter, I toss em, Otherwise they go into the oil bag..
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I was in a hurry this past weekend and only had about 20 minutes to clean, dry, and re-oil a handful of filters. Not a whole lot you can do about the cleaning phase, but I sped up drying by throwing them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. The water boils off quickly (learned this trick when disinfecting dishwashing sponges).
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Forgot to mention that the baggie method rules. Until I read this thread I massaged it in by hand.
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Quite a few racers I know including myself run those ebay covers on the filters. They really to help prolong your foams, they are worth a try and cheap.







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Old 03-11-2009, 09:07 PM   #45
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Quite a few racers I know including myself run those ebay covers on the filters. They really to help prolong your foams, they are worth a try and cheap.



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i got some of those coming to me. im looking forward to running it. ill still probably change my air filter after each days worth of running, but this will keep all the mud from caking on it after a couple runs
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