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Cabin Filters.....Can they be washed? (Answer inside)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes they can! I have washed one 4 times now. (Edited: 4th wash, the filter began to fal apart)
    Tap out any large debris
    I fill the kitchen sink about 4" full of warm water, with 1 table spoon of dish soap. Let soak for 10 mins. Then, Rinse out with a garden hose, and let dry. I have done this succesfully 4 times, but on the 5th time, the side of the filter detached itself from the filter media.
    Just an FYI
    :)

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  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    Great to know. Thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Wow no power tools involved are you feeling ok chris. I was looking for somthing like
    Step 1 Use a leaf blower to get rid of the big stuff Then step 2 soak in acid then use a 1400psi power washer then bake in oven at 350deg for 5min.
     
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  4. Aug 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Thanks Chris!
     
  5. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Not saying I didnt try those things first. ;)
    YW. :)
     
  6. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    So how exactly do we get to the cabin filter? just curious! :D
     
  8. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    I will make a video. Give me a min.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    thanks for the info.
     
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    Video up.
     
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    do the 05s have them?
     
  13. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    my 05 didnt come with a filter, i had to put one in :(
     
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    So how often do we need to clean the filter?
     
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    is that a ford booklet i see in the glove box? you traitor!!!!
     
  17. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    When it gets dirty. I usually clean it every oil change or every other oil change. Its probably a good idea to keep an extra on hand before you try and clean it.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Alright, sounds good. Thanks again!
     
  19. Aug 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Nice job.


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  20. Aug 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Yes it is! Its the only thing that Ford makes well. :D

    ;)
     
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