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cleaning afe filter

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ROMYER8313, May 22, 2013.

  1. May 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    ROMYER8313

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    i have the AFE CAI stage 2 with the pro5-r filter. the question is, can i use K&N cleaner and oil on this AFE filter?
     
  2. May 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    I'm sure someone will chime in
    as to what's the proper cleaning method for dry filters...

    But you don't want to oil a filter element that wasn't designed for that.

    I'm sure the pleat holes are smaller on this element...
    and using oil on that would likely clog it up in no time.

    K&N has specific holes sizes in their pleat material...
    The oil actually decreases the opening size of the pleat's holes.
    As well... act like a dust magnet for particulate.

    This helps improve the filtration of dirt... while still allowing good air flow.
    A properly oiled K&N filter element should remain somewhat dirty to be effective.
     
  3. May 23, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    Ostrichsak

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    The Pro 5R isn't dry.
     
  4. May 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    I have heard k&n oil is not the same as afe oil.

    Afe is supposed to be maf sensor friendly to an extent.
     
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