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Old 10-21-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy 1ST TIME NITRO USER, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

I have just bought a Acme Nitro conquistador off road truck, it says i need to oil the air filters, can anyone tell me what kind of oil to use?
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Don't just use any old engine oil, go to your local hobby store & ask for air filter oil.

Or...click http://rcvehicles.about.com/od/rceng...cnitroaf03.htm for a little more info on were to get it & how to apply it. While your at the hobby store, grab yourself some after run oil too.
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If there isn't a local hobby store near you, try a motorcycle shop. They sell stuff called foam filter treatment. They also sell the cleaner. It works really good as well. PJ1 makes it.
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I actully perfer the stuff from the motorcycle shops, PJ1, Bell Ray and Maxama. It comes in a spray can and is very easy to use and very effective!
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Also auto parts stores sell air filter oil and cleaner for K&N washable filters.....It comes in a can about 4 times the size for about the same money...Jim
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Also auto parts stores sell air filter oil and cleaner for K&N washable filters.....It comes in a can about 4 times the size for about the same money...Jim
Yep, that's what I'm using. My car has a K&N air filter so I already had the oil element available. Quite convienent I must say.
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i also got the k&n filter for my 1\8 buggy look great and works great and uses k&n filer oil
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Is that K&N filter a foam or a paper filter?
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The K&N filter is made of foam.
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no it aint its a proper k&n paper/mesh filter and it says k&n engraved on a chrome top
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Years ago I use to use the paper/gause (SP) ones on my race bikes. The reason I asked is someone posted that the K&N filter oil was good to use on our filters. This is not the case if you are using foam filters. The oil for the paper filters is much to thin for our foam filters and not near tacky enough. Now it K&N does make filter oil for foam filters I'm sure that would be good as well.
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does wrong filter oil can kill the engine.. and is it a must to put oil on air filter before playing buggy..
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Drit is the #1 killer of our little engines. The wrong oil can defently shorten the life of a engine. Yes it is a must that you oil your filter. I run a two stage filter system and oil both filters. I might even change pre filter after a dusty run.
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The filters K&N sells are made from layers of woven cotton, not paper. Their oil is compatible with alot of filter types, but paper filters should not be oiled, since oil can break down the material in paper filters.
You can however do as I do and use K&N filter oil on the prefilter that is around the paper filter.

The hard part is being able to see if you have a good quality foam or paper filter, since there are dozens and dozens of grades of foam, paper, cotton gauze, etc. There are also dozens of types of filter oil that are compatible.

The key is using a thicker, stickier filter oil with the lower grade filter materials and a thinner oil can be used with higher quality materials.

Just remember, the less you filter the air, the more power, which is how a K&N filter works, since the better the air is filtered, the more restriction there is. In fact in the K&N instructions it says not to clean the filter too often, since a slightly dirty filter cleans the air better........., Jim
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"Just remember, the less you filter the air, the more power, which is how a K&N filter works, since the better the air is filtered, the more restriction there is. In fact in the K&N instructions it says not to clean the filter too often, since a slightly dirty filter cleans the air better........., Jim"

Jim I have read that statment over & over and IMO it is a very missleading statment for a new nitro user which Nipper stated he was. I IMO it is better to over oil than under oil or filter the air less. I don't care how good your air filter is if air gets past so will some amount of dirt. The less dirt you have enter your engine the longer it will last. Ya you might lose a little bit of power but these .21 are so over powered anyway I don't think it matters much. Not trying to start a pis.... match just putting in my 2 cents. and didn't want Nipper to get the wrong idea!
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