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Old 03-14-2010, 07:24 PM
ranger326 ranger326 is offline
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Default air filter cleaning

i have a s@b cold air intake system. it was on the truck when i bought it so i dont know much about it. the fiter looks pretty dirty and i want to clean it. i see they have a kit for it but is it worth it or can i just do it with soap and water or carb cleaner or something? and can i use a different type of oil or do i need the oil for it? thanks for the help
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: air filter cleaning

i recharged my K&N with the recharger kit. it ran me about 12 bucks or so. i dunno what the recharger kit for the S&B one costs. I say it's worth it because you don't wanna mess it up. but i dunno.


Actually. Depending how many miles are on it, you probably can just wash out the dirt and plug it back in. you don't have to recharge them all the time.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: air filter cleaning

ok thanks. what do you mean by recharge
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: air filter cleaning

that's just what they call it. same thing as wash out. it's dumb i know, but that's just what they call it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: air filter cleaning

On the K&N they say no soap just rinse with water from the inside out thoroughly,let dry completely 24 hrs,then spray on there oil and install. I keep a Fram filter and put it in while cleaning the K&N then switch it back.Hope this helps.
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