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maintainence of air filter

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by das56170, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Sep 13, 2008 at 2:42 PM
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    das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a volant CAI that I put in about 13,000 miles ago. The instructions say that the filter is good for up to 100,000 miles. What do I have to do for maintainence and how often. I saw a cleaning kit on autoanything.com that volant makes. They recommend cleaning every 30,000-50,000 miles and oiling every 10,000 miles. I'm a little concerned about oiling the filter. I don't want to hurt any components in the intake system. What recommendations do you guys have?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Janster

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    Follow the recommendations of the filter. Get the cleaning kit and follow the instructions closely. After cleaning, allow them to fully dry before oiling. Do not overoil.

    I had K&N drop-in filters in the past and I cleaned them once every 6 months (regardless of miles).

    Check the filter once every 6 months atleast.... you can make your own decision whehter it needs cleaned or not by how dirty it looks. If in doubt...clean it. A clean filter is much better than a dirty one.
     
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