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Old 12-04-2005
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K&N Intake Filter

How often am i supposed to clean it...i know it says not so often..but i think i should do it more often. And also..how much oil do i want to put on it..like too much will mess up the MAF...but too little will let dirt in.
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i do it whenever it starts to change color to a blackish prob should have done it befor that but i jsut spray it enoufgh to make the red color make sure it dosent puddle up on it that will get sucked in

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doesnt it say every 50k on it, in normal conditions? i was told that the k&N filters better if has some dirt on it. idk, maybe not. lol

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20. How do I know when to clean the filter?

The general rule of thumb is that the filter needs to be cleaned when the dirt build up gets as thick as the wire mesh. The usual interval is 30,000 - 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions. We recommend that you check your filter about once a year in normal usage.


the more you clean it the more oil and crap gets on your MAF, IAC and will cause other problems. but this is a known problem with filters of this style anyway.
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Alright,well its just got some little grit on there so i guess thats alright. How do you get the filter out? i tried last night and i thought it would fit through the hole, but it didnt fit. do you have to take out the intake to get the filter out?
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do u have the stock intake with a drop in filter?
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no ive got the full intake
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if i remember correctly, it took a little fooling around with the filter to get it out with out taking the intake tube off. it was a tight fit cause of the shape of the filter, but i got mine out without taking anything else off.
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