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Washable filter question

I've got an AFE washable filter. Do I have to apply filter oil to it after I wash it?
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Anybody out there with an answer \ response?
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Well...I put the filter back on this morning and drove around town (maybe 50 miles so far). I hope NOT spraying it with oil doesn't give me problems in the long run.
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was it oiled to begin with? if so then probably yes.
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That's the thing...I get conflicting info off of their site. My kit either came with an oiled filter or a non-oiled filter. Their site says I can tell by the color of the filter. The problem is I can't tell what color it is \ was. And, it's been so long since I bought it I don't remember it's original color. I think I'm good for now since it's raining; which means no dirt and dust blowing in the air.
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Dave, take a close look at the filter media, maybe with a magnifying
glass. If the media is relatively thick, with random fibers going in all
directions, then the filter requires no oil.

An oiled type media is usually made of cotton gauze, and is woven in a
symetrical pattern and is thinner. You can actually see through the fibers
on some, specifically the K&N.

I've been using the (washable) Fram Synwash filter in mine, which is a no-oil
type media. I like the convenience of no oiling, plus the peace of mind about
possible MAF sensor contamination with the oiled filters.....
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Dave, take a close look at the filter media, maybe with a magnifying
glass. If the media is relatively thick, with random fibers going in all
directions, then the filter requires no oil.

An oiled type media is usually made of cotton gauze, and is woven in a
symetrical pattern and is thinner. You can actually see through the fibers
on some, specifically the K&N.

I've been using the (washable) Fram Synwash filter in mine, which is a no-oil
type media. I like the convenience of no oiling, plus the peace of mind about
possible MAF sensor contamination with the oiled filters.....
How much do those filters run? I've been using K&N for well over 10 years now and I am sick of re oiling it everytime I clean it. I do follow the directions except I let mine air dry overnight instead of 4 to 5 hours which is usually what it takes for it to dry.
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How much do those filters run? I've been using K&N for well over 10 years now and I am sick of re oiling it everytime I clean it. I do follow the directions except I let mine air dry overnight instead of 4 to 5 hours which is usually what it takes for it to dry.
You can sometimes find good deals on the Fram Synwash.
I bought two at Wallyworld for about 20-25 bucks each, but the
last one came from Amazon dot com for less than $20......
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