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Old 07-23-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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I think the cost of air filter oil at the local hobby sores is retarded:
$7 for a dumb little tiny bottle that lasts maybe 3 weeks?

I've heard dirt bike air filter oil was a better deal.

Does anybody here use anything like that or any other ideas of what to use that's more cost effective and still works good?
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Belray,Kalgard or PJ1 from a mx shop. Much cheaper and will last all season long. Or just buy pre oiled filters if thats easier. But it will cost more.
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I use MOTUL "Specific lubricant designed for foam air filters on Off-Road bikes and quads / ATV".
Just go in a Dirt-Bike MX Shop and ask for foam air filters oil, cost $ 30.- in a 1 Liter bottle.
I had never engine problem with that.
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Belray,Kalgard or PJ1 from a mx shop. Much cheaper and will last all season long. Or just buy pre oiled filters if thats easier. But it will cost more.
Ya, it's the cost I'm trying to keep down to a minimum. My Losi filters come pre-oiled but after that, I want to use something like dirtbike oil.
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http://www.putoline.com/en/products/...action-fluid-/

http://www.putoline.com/en/products/...ion-fluid-bio/
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I can't find any of those locally.

How about these? They have these at the Motoworld down the street:

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/MA...AIR-FILTER-OIL

http://www.amazon.com/Uni-Foam-Filte...air+filter+oil
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Having been a motocycle mechanic for 20 odd years now, i have found motul to be the best product, will use belray as a second choice
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I have used car engine oil for years, never had a problem, I use something like Valvaline 20W/50, its not to thin, is easily applied & washes out in hot soapy water. Never had any dirt/dust reach the inner filter & it is cheap, a small bottle or container lasts for ages.
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Motorbike foam filter oil from any reputable brand
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I've found motor bike oil just to thick thicker than rc filter oils in dusty conditions clogs quicker. I oil the inner and spray rc tech filter spray on the out side. Unfortunately cost cutting in this area can cause dusting and blown engines . Just my view
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I've found motor bike oil just to thick thicker than rc filter oils in dusty conditions clogs quicker. I oil the inner and spray rc tech filter spray on the out side. Unfortunately cost cutting in this area can cause dusting and blown engines . Just my view
And if it clogs quicker, does that mean it's catching more dirt?
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Having been a motocycle mechanic for 20 odd years now, i have found motul to be the best product, will use belray as a second choice
I don't think I can find those brands here. The 2 I listed links for are the only I have locally so far and I don't know if those are reputable brands or not.

I've heard of Uni. Still don't know about it.
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I think the cost of air filter oil at the local hobby sores is retarded:
$7 for a dumb little tiny bottle that lasts maybe 3 weeks?

I've heard dirt bike air filter oil was a better deal.

Does anybody here use anything like that or any other ideas of what to use that's more cost effective and still works good?
You check out the autoparts stores for K/N Foam air filiter oil they also make a cleaner that Ive been told is pretty good. I am not sure what the price is but I am going to get some for my engines
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You check out the autoparts stores for K/N Foam air filiter oil they also make a cleaner that Ive been told is pretty good. I am not sure what the price is but I am going to get some for my engines
Back in 2005/2006, when I had my MBX5 and my Mammoth, that's what I was using. It came in a liquid form back then.

That was the first thing I looked for a couple months back but now all I can find is the spray. I don't want to use spray. It was only about $10 but I think they stopped making the liquid bottle.

And it is very good. Seemed as easy to work with and as easy on the engine as the hobby store stuff but at a fraction of the cost.

If I could find that same thing again, I'd be set but now I have to find whatever.
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I've tried the Maxima Fab 1 and the Bel-Ray. Both are good but I'll go with Bel-ray for my preference.
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