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Old 08-27-2009, 10:46 PM
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Has anyone ever heard or even tried, using Marvel Mystery Oil as a pre-oil for their air filters? I was thinking about using it.
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It doesn't matter what type of oil you use as long as you change it every 3000 miles.
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sounds good. thanks.
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sounds good. thanks.
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Hey John I've been useing PJ1 foam filter oil and it works geat. It comes in a spray can that lasts a long time, I must have reoiled 60+ filters and still alot left in the can.
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Marvels oil is too thin to use on an air filter. You want something sticky, Use air filter oil that you can buy at your LHS.
It only costs about $4.00 a bottle and you can do several filters with one bottle. Or you could just buy a six-pack of new filters for around $6.00 and they will already be oiled for you. A lot quicker and cleaner. I myself put the old filters in an old Gatoraide bottle with a simple green/water solution and shake vigorously for a couple of days then I power flush the bottle with a garden spray nozzle. I then put the filters on a shop towel , fold the towel over the filters (kinda like a taco) then step on the filters to extract any water and grime left in the filters. I hang the filters on a string in the garage to dry. Once dry I oil the living shit out of them and they are ready for use again. It is a very simple process that I use and it saves me a little money. I have about 20 filter assemblies or so and I rotate them through the cleaning process. I sometimes will change air filters after each qualifier and after each warm up depending on the track conditions. My son and I can easily go through 8 to 10 filters in one weekend.

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Dynamite makes good air filter oil. Dynamite part # DYN2502
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Guys go to your local motorcycle shop and get a quart for 10.00 it will last forever if all you use it for is rc. I use mine for several bikes and rc stuf and use a bottle each summer.
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The losi pre oiled filters are some of the best I have ever used. I used to run the Jammin cars but used the losi filter setup because it was so good...
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I have stopped using filter oil. I Just replace with clean/new ones frequently.
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Originally Posted by 8secnotch View Post
Hey John I've been useing PJ1 foam filter oil and it works geat. It comes in a spray can that lasts a long time, I must have reoiled 60+ filters and still alot left in the can.
+1 PJ1 oil works great, and lasts forever!
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+2 on pj1 spray on filter oil. I use this oil on all our motorcycle filters and rc filters. You do not want to run an expensive rc engine without using filter oil. Especially on a dry track.
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is the pj1 stuff really sticky?
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the motorcycle filter in the bottle is soo much cheaper than a spray can. You should rub it in anyways so your hands will get oily either way. (but you can waste money if you want)
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Originally Posted by unsp0ken View Post
is the pj1 stuff really sticky?
the can i got was marked as "super tacky" and let me tell you it is! i would assume they have a non super tacky version, but i dont know for sure.
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