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Old 08-25-2004, 11:01 AM   #1
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how do i clean a air filter? just put it in a bag with air cleaner oil?
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I would flush it with CLEAN fuel first squeezing the filter to release any dirt. Spray the fuel into the filter "inside out" so that dirt will go out of the filter instead of in (toward the carb side of the filter). Let it air dry and then put it in a bag or spray it with air filter oil.
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really, do you clean it at all, for I don't. I just replace with a new one when it gets really dirty or torn up.

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Eddie, I do what j240z does after every race meeting. I then replace it every 4-6 meets. I have a fairly new Rody and it was idling super high after my first final main. Pitman temp it at 340 after the race. I stripped it down and found that something dinged the piston which then gouged the sleeve. So whenever it gets warmed up and the sleeve expands, a lot more air mixes in and then thermal break down takes effect. Cost me another $180 to fix. Whatever got in the engine could've happened when my pitguys changed the plug during a pitstop. But it could've happened through the filter as well. Don't take chances ... it could cost you more than a race.
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learning new things everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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Eddie, I do what j240z does after every race meeting. I then replace it every 4-6 meets. I have a fairly new Rody and it was idling super high after my first final main. Pitman temp it at 340 after the race. I stripped it down and found that something dinged the piston which then gouged the sleeve. So whenever it gets warmed up and the sleeve expands, a lot more air mixes in and then thermal break down takes effect. Cost me another $180 to fix. Whatever got in the engine could've happened when my pitguys changed the plug during a pitstop. But it could've happened through the filter as well. Don't take chances ... it could cost you more than a race.
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Ditto that, Bro. You guys have all saved me a buck or two.
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