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PostSubject: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 7:36 pm

hwo do u clean a k&n? after the long salty winter i fear my filter is severely clogged. its hesistating like crazyyyy.
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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 8:01 pm

remove the filter. first using an old brush,brush off any loose dirt embedded in the filter.gently.then spray with degreaser,K&N degreaser if you got it.otherwise any good strong degreaser like simple green will do. let soak. using mild stream of water,rinse filter from the INSIDE until all dirt is gone. you will know this step is done when the filter shows mostly pink. repeat if necessary. when totally dry use K&N filter oil.go easy on the oil. it don't have to drip oil. a nice light coat will do. filter gauze will go from pink to red. you're done. go wail the highways now!
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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 8:37 pm

Everything Robo said is correct, I would just add/stress:

- Since you have to buy the oil anyway, you may as well buy the kit that comes with the K&N cleaner...

- Be gentle with that rinse water,

- Definitely do not over-oil!! That oil has been known to coat the MAF sensor and wreak all sorts of havoc - enough that GM issued a TSB about it.
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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 9:00 pm

Eldo wrote:Everything Robo said is correct, I would just add/stress:
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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 9:01 pm

The only reason for concern is the MAF sensor getting "oiled". To be on the safe side, remove and clean the MAF sensor a couple hundred miles (a week or so) after you re-oil the K&N. That way you'll be sure the MAF is clean, and any extra oil will have blown out of the filter.

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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 10:13 pm

And dont install the filter wet...

1. rinse it down with warm water in the sink (with the little sprayer that attaches to the sink)
2. spray it down with degrease/k&n cleaner
3. let it sit for 5-10min
4. rinse it clean. mine is normally pale pink in color
5. gently tap out as much water as possible. let it air dry
6. give it 2 very light coats of oil. (hit like every other inch, then go back and hit the inches you skipped)
7. let it dry overnight.
8. pat it down with a paper towel
9. re-install

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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptySun May 23, 2010 11:47 pm

thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: k&n cleaning   k&n cleaning EmptyMon May 24, 2010 1:58 pm

When you buy the K&N Cleaning kit from your local parts store follow the instructions that come with the kit, although what has been said on here is correct.
If the Auto Parts Store doesn't have it in stock, go to any motorcycle shop they will stock them for the same money or less.
That's been my experience anyway.
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