Originally Posted by rockwerks
My K&N said the packing oil needed to be removed check yours. the air filter needs to be serviced at the same rate and any other filter, cleaned and reoiled or it will become clogged quickly
Mine was pre-oiled as are most K&N filters but I do know that they make a couple that come dry. And as far as cleaning them regularly I agree but Not oiling. I clean regular by taking it out and shaking it off. I,m sure it doesnt hurt to oil it regularly but its not needed.
FYI this is off of K&N website:
"How often do I need to clean my K&N air filter?
If you have not experienced a decrease in mileage or engine performance, chances are your filter is fine and does not yet need cleaning. To be more specific, the filter does not require cleaning if you can still see the wire screen on the entire air filter regardless of how dirty it may appear. When the screen is no longer visible some place on the filter, it is time to clean it. When used in normal paved road, street or highway conditions, our replacement air filters that fit in the factory air box should require cleaning every 50,000 miles and our large conical filters on an intake system should require cleaning every 100,000 miles. When used in dusty or off-road environments, our filters will require cleaning more often. We recommend that you visually inspect your filter once every 25,000 miles to determine if the screen is still visible.
LOL. I believe we have hijacked this thread and prob should stop and let the owner get back onto his topic. I am sure everything we are saying is in some thread somewhere.