Air Filter Cleaning

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  • allan68

Posted July 30, 2004 - 02:32 PM


What do you guys use to clean your air filters?
Do not want to use gasoline or kerosene.


  • Bpawb

Posted July 30, 2004 - 02:36 PM


PJ1 air filter cleaner .... And water hose

  • qadsan

Posted July 30, 2004 - 03:04 PM


I initially clean mine with solvent. Then I clean them in water + dishwashing soap and then dry them thoroughly before they're oiled. After thoroughly working the oil in and sqeezing out as much oil as I can, I then I place them in plastic ziplock bags and let them hang for a few days so the excess oil runs to the bottom pocket of the bag. After draining out the accumulated oil, they're ready for use. I typically do ~12 to ~18 air filters at a time.

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  • mikekay

Posted July 30, 2004 - 08:08 PM


Once you go with their system you will never use anything else. I wash mine in my kitchen sink with warm water and no gloves on.
Plus their filter is the best for our bike.
No Toil is a GREAT product.

  • zx12

Posted August 30, 2004 - 05:05 AM


A mechanic put me onto this. A can of preen (cloths stain remover) works great, easy too. just spray it on, need it into the filter add a little water and keep needing it then rinse it with water. If still a little oily repeat. Filters come up spotless.

  • HonMudDog

Posted September 01, 2004 - 02:02 AM


NO TOIL!! You'll never go back to solvents or anything else!!
Happy Trails,

  • HeadTrauma

Posted September 02, 2004 - 04:16 PM


An alternative to kerosene that doesnt smell nearly as bad and actually evaporates is a kerosene-based (key word "based") parts washer solvent. Its clear, fairly easy to clean up, and cuts the crud. I think I washed the UNI on my last bike in a bucket of hot water with alot of dish soap. Maybe twice, I dont recall.

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