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Old 05-14-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

How do you guys clean your K&N air filter panel?

I had mine since last fall, and figured I'm due to get it cleaned. It didn't come with any info on how to clean it, I did find osmething on their web site, but wanted to see what you use/how.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

Probably doesn't need to be cleaned
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

I use the K&N filter recharge kit. Spray it down good with the cleaner. Let it sit for a few min. Then take the garden hose to it. No nozzle on it, just a nice steady stream. Rinse good. Then shake the excess water out & let it dry overnight.

The next day I use there oil to lightly oil the tops of the ridges. Let it sit for an hour & oil any light spots there may be. Let it sit overnight & reinstall it the next day.

Mine usually last 40,000 miles or so between cleanings.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

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Mine usually last 40,000 miles or so between cleanings.
like I said. Unless you have driven 40,000 miles in a year.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

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Mine usually last 40,000 miles or so between cleanings.
That many miles before cleaning is needed!? Wow!

Guess I've been anal about changing filters..

Furnace twice a year, my past cars twice a year...
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

I change my furnace filter every other month.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

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I change my furnace filter every other month.
I have thick Honeywell Media filter they say once a year, but I run our fan all the time in the non cooling season.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

Post a pic of your filter. I bet it's not hardly dirty at all.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

I took it out yesterday to take a peek, and I didn't see any large color changes vs the paper stuff.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

the whole point to the K&N is so you don't have to change filters. If you had a regular filter you would exchange on a regular basis but the K&N for the most part is a install it and forget filter.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

Haven't seen you in a long time Mayguy. Nice to see you back
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

Thanks! Guess I didn't have any update or changes since I've had my cover put on, and bed liner sprayed.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:04 PM
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I got a drop in bedliner this year. Just got a chrome grill off a member here for 60.00 shipped. Just got it today so I haven't got it put on yet. I orderd some wheel skin chrome wheel covers. They should be here in a few days. Not going to do much more. Just trying to get away from the fleet truck look a little.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

I'd love to see some photos when you get that done.
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Default Re: K & N Air Filter Cleaning.

I got a question about when it comes down to cleaning a K&N air filter,I was wondering If I could use something from home instead of buying the recharger kit?
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