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Old 04-21-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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I have a Savage 25 and Im a newbie to nitro N.T.N Well my airfilter came lubed and now that ive cleaned it out twice I now notice I need lube.. Can you use Motor oil like castrol etc? Is there anything else you can use
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Hey all,
I have a Savage 25 and Im a newbie to nitro N.T.N Well my airfilter came lubed and now that ive cleaned it out twice I now notice I need lube.. Can you use Motor oil like castrol etc? Is there anything else you can use
They make filter oil its under 5 bucks its blue and very sticky take your clean or new filter put in a sandwich bag pour what you need to soak filter
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:14 PM   #3
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My personal opinion is to BUY NEW FILTER FOAMS. I never clean my filter to re-use. I always put a new one in. It adds up in $$$ but I think it's worth the extra engine life.
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After a while, I'd replace foams, but that would get very expensive very quick if done for every change.

I use Motul foam air filter oil. It can be picked up from most motorcycle shops that carry the Motul brand of lubricants. 1 Liter goes for $15 or so. It goes on very thin, almost like water, but dries to a nice low tack feel. I also like that it's a very bright blue; that helps to identify any spots on the filter that need more oil.
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BTW I'm using a motor saver multi-stage filter. It works great, but new foams do add up at $4 a pop!
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How about a K&N air filter system. It more expensive than foam stule filters but the performance is much much better. You will have to re-oil the system from time to time because you won't want to spend another $30 for a new one. Oh and it also looks much cooler.
Any one thinks its worth the hassle?
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How about a K&N air filter system.
I'd never use one off road, but others have. My decision is based on 8yrs in the motorcycle industry and seeing evidence of dust getting past K&N filters used in off-road machines. You cannot beat a properly cleaned and oiled foam air filter!
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