cleaning air filter
Posted July 26, 2004 - 12:35 AM
Posted July 26, 2004 - 01:18 AM
rinse thoroughly and let it dry thoroughly
re-oil with just enough to spread easily through the filter - use a fliter oil. It is fluid at first to get a good spread and then it thickens.
Put the oil and filter in a clear plastic bag and knead. Avoids getting your hands all oily. Also use the bag to hold the filter when you reinstall...
Posted July 26, 2004 - 01:45 AM
I have a couple of filters and clean them when they are all dirty. I store the clean ones in a plastic grocery bag.
Posted July 26, 2004 - 08:23 AM
Posted July 26, 2004 - 10:58 AM
Posted July 26, 2004 - 11:07 AM
All you guys who poo-poo using regular oil in the filters: the manual says to use motor oil and I never find dust inside my air boot. I find that the motor runs better using the lighter weight oil in the filter AND you don't have to let the freshly-oiled filter sit overnight like you do with the "filter" oils.
The biggest negative about motor oil is if you go very long between cleanings it drains to the bottom of the filter. If you clean often no problem. I still use regular filter oil, and also a pre-filter. Dusk is seldom a problem in OH, so I can change the prefilter a couple times before cleaning the filter. It's like changing the engine oil, the most important thing is JUST DO IT.
Posted July 26, 2004 - 12:32 PM
The biggest negative about motor oil is if you go very long between cleanings it drains to the bottom of the filter. If you clean often no problem.
True, it is a bit messy with the oil draining to the bottom of the filter, but it isn't a performance problem. Even after the filter sits for weeks, if you pinch the top of the filter, you will see a little oil squeezing between your fingers, so there is still plenty in the filter. The stuff that drains off is the "extra" oil that you didn't need anyway. So motor oil helps keep you from over-oiling the filter