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Not oiling air filter

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by SkyHighTacoma, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Oct 30, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    What could happen if you dont oil an oiled filter? I dont even know why there suppose to be oiled its just a air filter why does it need oil? i ask cause i have the AFE stage 2 intake and i have not oiled it since i bought it, even though i havent had it buy for maybe 2-3 months. And its not dirty i blow it out with a compressor. But im buying a dry filter for it soon.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2009 at 3:32 AM
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    RCBS

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    the oil helps to catch & hold fine dirt particles.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    The filter material isn't as 'fine' to catch the smaller dust particles - and why they need to be oiled.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    it should come pre- oiled and blowing it out is a HUGE no no! oiling is a must! I use a spray pump from Wally World.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Yeah...2-3 months isn't a big deal. It will need oil (or to be changed toa dry flow fliter) at some point tho.

    And I second the not using a compressor...Brush it out and that's about it.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    I know that in dirtbikes, the foam filter itself does not catch any dust particles, and without the oil, it is useless.

    DO NOT oil the filter with anything besides whatever was specifically made for it.

    My idiot retard friend decided to cut corners on his POS ricer civic and use No-Toil foam air filter oil on it and ruined his entire intake/exhaust system - MAF, idle air, O2 sensors, the works.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Send your oil in for an analysis, and see if it comes back with high iron (cylinder wall wear) and silica (dirt) levels.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    Thanks for the replys, all though im not worried about it im buying a Pro Dry S filter tomorrow when i get payed so problem solved... :cool:
     
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