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Old 06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
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can you put too much air filter oil on your filter? I put a lot then squeeze it out but someone said to only oil the outer filter. any suggestions
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:42 PM
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If you only oil the outer filter you'll only be buying new motors very often.
If your gonna only oil 1 filter it better be the inner.
I oil both and at my local dusty track, i change every rd of qual's and main.
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I only oil the inner filter and blot any excess oil off with a paper towel. I leave the outer filter dry.
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Originally Posted by Huckster View Post
I only oil the inner filter and blot any excess oil off with a paper towel. I leave the outer filter dry.

Same.. it keeps the inner filter cleaner for a lot longer.
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but can there be too much oil on the filter?
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i dont really think you can put too much on. just coat the inside nicely and you should be fine. you dont want the actual oil running off to the inside of the engine. just be smart and dont be stupid and put so much on it pours down into your carb
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:11 PM
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Yes you can over oil a filter.Put all your filters in a bag with some oil & squeeze a lot oil should work its way through every part of every filter,then put a couple filters on a doubled over paper towle & squeeze the exsess oil out. If when you squeeze the oil is not enough to soak into the outer piece of the doubled over paper towel your done.

Oiling the inner & outer filters is personal preference but I oil both & put a new outer filter on every time my car comes off the track & I slip the outer filter on & off with air filter assem still on the car. The less you remove the inner filter or take the filter neck off the carb the less chance of dropping dirt in the eng.
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Too much oil makes engine run hot.
Sometimes even rich but hot

Same effect as dirty or blocked filter element and too small venturi
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Originally Posted by orangbaligila View Post
Too much oil makes engine run hot.
Sometimes even rich but hot

Same effect as dirty or blocked filter element and too small venturi
Hi orang bali, are you sure too much oil will make engine run hot? Currently my setup is both layer of the filter with oil and I also put another layer of bandage to filter off dusty from my local track So will this make the engine run hotter?
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tkhoo View Post
Hi orang bali, are you sure too much oil will make engine run hot? Currently my setup is both layer of the filter with oil and I also put another layer of bandage to filter off dusty from my local track So will this make the engine run hotter?
Bandage makes your car looks macam war victim not?! Hehehehh
True, one of my friend was too happy i gave him a big bottle of air filter oil and dump the filter into the bottle to show off to other friend
In only two laps, air filter completely blocked and engine run sluggish becoz not enough power produced, but engine seems to run rich (blubbery sound, not blueberry)
Then he leans it, leans it,... Voila,.. Still sound rich but extremely hot, like pussycat dolls

Next time dun use bandage no more, try use stocking from cute flight attendant,.. When got the item plus telephone number, i believe you're the one who become hot ah,.. (Panas dingin) hahaha...
Our track here is uber dusty. Nobody water it, coz lazy. Wan only play quick then mock each other around
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Originally Posted by orangbaligila View Post
Bandage makes your car looks macam war victim not?! Hehehehh
True, one of my friend was too happy i gave him a big bottle of air filter oil and dump the filter into the bottle to show off to other friend
In only two laps, air filter completely blocked and engine run sluggish becoz not enough power produced, but engine seems to run rich (blubbery sound, not blueberry)
Then he leans it, leans it,... Voila,.. Still sound rich but extremely hot, like pussycat dolls

Next time dun use bandage no more, try use stocking from cute flight attendant,.. When got the item plus telephone number, i believe you're the one who become hot ah,.. (Panas dingin) hahaha...
Our track here is uber dusty. Nobody water it, coz lazy. Wan only play quick then mock each other around
Hahahahaha........Like a war victim huh it run rich and hot due to dust blocking, Maybe I will check my outer layer of the filter after remove the bandage and see what the different

Yeah, if able to get the phone number from the flight attendent i can feel my head will HOT and not the engine head.....
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Ahhhh not again!!!!!

Ok, so you should defiantly oil both layers of your filter with oil, dont listen to anyone who tells you differently.

If you have problems with dirt getting in at the ends of the filter, or you have dirt sticking to the oiled outer filter, run one of these. They are thin cheap dry layer covers you can get on ebay for about $6.00. They are washable/re-usable.

Here is the link where you can find them, or search Nitro Filter Cover. They are kind of hard to find but worth every penny.

Filter Covers

Here is a pic:
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it run rich and hot due to dust blocking, Maybe I will check my outer layer of the filter after remove the bandage and see what the different
Hi orangbaligila, last night have check my filter and the outer layer look like got blocking dirt and I hope this cause my engine temp increase. As I know last 2 weeks my engine run fine with temp ~100-110C but I didnt adjust anything and last weekend the temp increase ~130C. I will run it again this weekend to see how the temp and will retune like what SteveP advise. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by tkhoo View Post
Hi orangbaligila, last night have check my filter and the outer layer look like got blocking dirt and I hope this cause my engine temp increase. As I know last 2 weeks my engine run fine with temp ~100-110C but I didnt adjust anything and last weekend the temp increase ~130C. I will run it again this weekend to see how the temp and will retune like what SteveP advise. Thanks.
Normally "Rich" fuel settings don't make it run hot. I'm not so sure that dirt caking is the problem. Let us know what happens.
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Were you at the same track - was the weather warmer than usual? Same fuel. the tank almost empty when temp was taken?
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