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What filter is this?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by StaticFilter, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    I need to figure out what kind of filter this is so I can clean it. It's a foam filter inside a cage, dont think it comes apart... Think I'd be safe to use the gasoline cleaning method on this thing?[​IMG]
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  2. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    what did it come off of? dirtbike?
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    looks like a "true flow" filter to me.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Sorry I should have been more specific, it is a True Flow filter but I have never seen one like it nor can I finbd one like it on the net, not sure if the true flow cleaning kit will work with it due to it being in a cage...
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    does it come apart at all?? if not......im not too sure. may wanna try a k and n cleaning kit, or just soap and water. but there has to be a way for the foam cover to come out off the filter.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    just rinse it from the inside out and if u notice a color change from red it might need to be ioled( like the k&n)
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    TrueFlow makes a cleaning kit like the K&N. Spray the outside of the filter w/ the cleaning solution. Let it soak for about 10 mins or so and rinse. Use a garden hose to spray from the inside out, that way the dirt etc. gets pushed back out instead getting pushed back into the filter.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Doesn't come apart, there's a cage on the inside too, except the end of the filter only has a cage on the outside. If I garden hose it, how long will it need to sit before i can drive again since i cant wring it out?
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    I would say 24 hours to make sure the air filter dries out completely... but it depends on how hot or how humid the weather is.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    True Flow is out of biz so I'll never find the cleaning kit now. Decided to go with the hot water/dish soap in a bucket method and just dunk it a thousand times. I've got the filter sitting in the sun, hopefully a few hours will do cuz i dont have 24.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    looks like its foam filter
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    be sure you dont have to oil it... not familiar with true flow... it does look like it was due for a cleaning though. :)
     
  13. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    you can still find the cleaning kits on ebay.
     
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    soapy water bucket is prolly best. you can put it on wet it wont hurt anything... make sure its nice and oiled after you wash it.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Yep already tried there :)

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    Thanks for the suggestions. It's a foam filter, not gauze, so K&N cleaner wont work. I think it's pretty clean nopw, just need to find a decent Foam Filter oil locally!
     
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    Any suggestions on oil type?
     
  18. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    i forget the name its P07104 something or other. i buy it from local dirtbike shop usually 6-8$ a can
     
  19. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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