Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road
What oil for air filters? >

What oil for air filters?

What oil for air filters?

Old 06-12-2009, 10:53 AM
  #1  
Tech Initiate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 30
Default What oil for air filters?

Special oil or automotive tranny fluid?
jboehm is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 10:54 AM
  #2  
R/C Tech Elite Member
 
JayL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 3,078
Default

search would have shown, but


TKO Rock Oil!

it works great

you can wash it and save money on filters

you get a BIG bottle of it



JayL is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 10:59 AM
  #3  
Tech Master
 
Taylorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monclova, Ohio
Posts: 1,659
Default

go to your local motorcycle shop and get a quart of Bel-Ray or a quart/pint of Maxima filter oil........will last you a lifetime and only cost a few bucks more that what the r/c companies charge for a few ozs.........
Taylorm is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 11:10 AM
  #4  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (8)
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,484
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Taylorm View Post
go to your local motorcycle shop and get a quart of Bel-Ray or a quart/pint of Maxima filter oil........will last you a lifetime and only cost a few bucks more that what the r/c companies charge for a few ozs.........


the thing i dont like about the Maxima is that it does not wash out under plain old soap and water.....you need harsh solvent's like alcohol or Iosol to clean the oil out and that leads to the foam deteriorating over time a lot faster then when washing with soap and water...its REALLY sticky tho and does work the part...but i personally like to wrap my filter's and wash them.
Integra is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 11:13 AM
  #5  
Tech Master
iTrader: (17)
 
rearviewmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne / Austin
Posts: 1,844
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Motorex air filter oil. Very good filtering capability and washes out fine.
rearviewmirror is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 12:05 PM
  #6  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
Default

I use Bel-Ray. Very sticky stuff.
atpat is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 12:41 PM
  #7  
Tech Addict
 
losiracer78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Spring , TX
Posts: 513
Default

K&M air filter spray works great
losiracer78 is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 12:53 PM
  #8  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 775
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I picked up some Duratrax air filter oil, seeing as that wis all my LHS carries, will get K&M oil/filter cleaner next time I stop by an auto parts store, as a few people at my track use it, and works very well.
howtowakeakar is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 01:00 PM
  #9  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (52)
 
Toiffel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 4,169
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

K&N is not for FOAM FILTERS, it says that it's for use on their MESH filters or sumtin like that.......

Lucky 7 Air filter is da chit.....never leave home with out it.....or any of their products.....
Toiffel is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 01:32 PM
  #10  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
sluggo_sx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 614
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

stop by your local motorcycle shop, they will have a bunch you can pick from. I use Notoil because that is what my son and I used on our dirt bike filters and worked well. It will also wash out with soap and water.
sluggo_sx8 is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 03:02 PM
  #11  
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 743
Default

For hobby store filter oils, Mugen oil is good, and RB.

When you start talking motorcycle and automotive oils, you have many more options also.

Run one of these with the pre filter and inner filter both oiled.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Undergro...__W0QQ_armrsZ1
CarCrazy is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 03:55 PM
  #12  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (8)
 
Tree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Murrieta, California
Posts: 839
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

+1 for Bel-Ray
Tree is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 05:19 PM
  #13  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (27)
 
Hate2Looz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 748
Trader Rating: 27 (97%+)
Default

Spray on PJ1 from the bike shop. I use their spray on cleaner, also. Both work great.
Hate2Looz is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 05:43 PM
  #14  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (7)
 
RacerScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: St. Joseph, MI
Posts: 494
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Notoil
RacerScott is offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 06:54 PM
  #15  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 1,075
Default

No more bel-ray or maxima for me! bel ray wont wash out & maxima gets too thick over time & then is a chore to wash out.I like to keep pre oiled filters in a ziplock & squeeze out the extra in a paper towel at the track & maxima gets so thick after about a week sitting in a ziplock that I cant do my usual routine easily.I put a new/cleaned & oiled prefilter on every time my car comes off the track. So far motorex 206 is the best protection combined with easiest to use I have tried ,but I just cant find it any more.Power save oil is the best in every aspect I have used except in cost.That stuff gets real expensive compaired to motorcycle oils but stops dirt & cleanes easy. Gonna try rock oil or JP next.
butch man is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.