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Wondering if I over oiled

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Oct 2, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    Well Since I was doing some maintenance, I figured I would clean my kn filter.

    I washed it really good with the kn cleaner and let it dry for 24 hrs. Then I applied 1 coating of oil, let dry, then applied another. To me, it does not look over oiled, however when I look at the back, there are a few spots that look slightly darker than others.

    Also, I had a few droplets sitting at the top of the filter, does that sound over oiled?

    I am thinking I should wash and oil again, but I hate the idea of wasting the oil. :D
     
  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 12:49 AM
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    If you shake the filter and oil flies off there is too much but if you oil it up and shake it really good and nothing comes off its perfect.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2009 at 12:49 AM
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    If you shake the filter and oil flies off there is too much but if you oil it up and shake it really good and nothing comes off its perfect. Just make sure the color on the filter is uniform, no light spots.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2009 at 1:04 AM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    Thats what im getting with my next paycheck. :) no more oiling and hassles plus it flows better :)
     
  5. Oct 3, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    I would wash it again.

    You should do a quick pass (spray about 3" above) over the filter and only enough passes to cover. Watch the oil WICK into the material. If the entire filter is PINK - you're done. You should never do two coatings of oil. If you see white spots, then only spritz those white spots.

    The cleaning kit instructions should explain this....
     
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