Air Filter Cleaning Tips??

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  • eBayThumper

Posted July 07, 2001 - 01:56 PM


Hey All,

What do you recommend for cleaning the air filter? I have some 'filter cleaner' but have heard other opinions in the past. Can't you just use mild detergent? Also, do you have to use grease at the outer edge/seal? Or can it just be the spray on filter oil?

Thanks as always!

  • dhvann

Posted July 07, 2001 - 02:09 PM


I use brake parts cleaner to clean it out, and use a thin film of grease to seal it. I dont know if this the right way to do it, but it seems to work.

  • MikeOK

Posted July 07, 2001 - 02:59 PM


First use mineral spirits to get the big gunk out, then any dish detergent to get the rest out. I always put grease on the seal too. I use the same stuff I put under fork dust seals- white lithium grease.

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  • yzernie

Posted July 07, 2001 - 07:34 PM


I like to use the No Toil system. I put some warm water in the garage sink with just a little dish soap. They come out as clean as if I used chemicals.

You do not have to grease the seal but it is added insurance. Just a light coat of any waterproof or good quality grease.


  • #1_Hit-man

Posted July 08, 2001 - 03:34 AM


PJ1 airfilter cleaner, soap & water to finish. Pro-seal in place of grease, works great. ~Hit-man~

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted July 14, 2001 - 11:20 AM


I've tried both dish detergent and air filter cleaner and in my experience the air filter cleaner does a much much better job at disolving the air filter oil. Kinda pricy, but makes the job much easier. I have not tried other chemicals or detergents..

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