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Old 06-11-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Is there any household ways to clean air filters?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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Is there any household ways to clean air filters?
I use citrus degreaser and completely soak them for an hour or so, then wash and rinse with dish soap. Works great.
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depends on what oil you are using but most can be cleaned with dish soap as mentioned.
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depends on what oil you are using but most can be cleaned with dish soap as mentioned.
+1 on the dish soap. I'd seperate the inner and out filters and wash them independently. The inner one is usually the cleaner of the two, but also you want to make sure that any dirt on the inner filter does not get to the middle of it. I also use dish washing soap due and it cleans off the oils really well. If the filter is pretty dirty, I usually would just throw it away. It's not worth risking a 400 dollar motor with a dirty $1 filter.
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Simple Green on outer filter, dish soap on inner!!
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Is there any household ways to clean air filters?
Here's a great way

here

This way works too

here
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Toss it after race day the 2-3 bucks it costs for a new one is a cheap alternative to a blown engine due to a dirty filter. I use a new inner and outer filter every race day, cheap insurance.
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you can help by just not posting at all


I by new ones but if you must clean it id use dish soap as stated but do not apply directly on filter. Warm water separate inner and outer filter and soak...it doesnt take much so more is deff not better with the soap. Rub the inner lightly rinse thoroughly and let COMPLETELY dry........rub the outer after so that the outer dirt doesnt contaminate the inner filter with dirt directly from the track. I would put in a towel and squeeze out water as much as you can then leave over night to dry before you oil the filter again
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mike is just mad cause i owned him luuul
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you can help by just not posting at all


I by new ones but if you must clean it id use dish soap as stated but do not apply directly on filter. Warm water separate inner and outer filter and soak...it doesnt take much so more is deff not better with the soap. Rub the inner lightly rinse thoroughly and let COMPLETELY dry........rub the outer after so that the outer dirt doesnt contaminate the inner filter with dirt directly from the track. I would put in a towel and squeeze out water as much as you can then leave over night to dry before you oil the filter again
Sorry Rockstar, I was only providing the same level of help that DiaRrhea34 posted in one of my threads.

Besides, if you don't like the advice I give you're more than welcome to ignore it.
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you can help by just not posting at all


I by new ones but if you must clean it id use dish soap as stated but do not apply directly on filter. Warm water separate inner and outer filter and soak...it doesnt take much so more is deff not better with the soap. Rub the inner lightly rinse thoroughly and let COMPLETELY dry........rub the outer after so that the outer dirt doesnt contaminate the inner filter with dirt directly from the track. I would put in a towel and squeeze out water as much as you can then leave over night to dry before you oil the filter again


soap will not hurt the filter what so ever.....and if your in a rush..a hair dryer can dry a washed out filter in a min or 2 on high.



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