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Wut is....?

what is the proper way to clean a K&N filter my 95 2.3 had one in it when i bought it.
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there is a kit from k&n
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1. Remove K&N filter
2. Clean oil off of MAF, throttle body and intake tube
3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
4. Throw K&N in garbage
5. Install Motorcraft air filter
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Buy K&N air filter cleaning kit. Should be $9 or so at auto parts store. It has the instructions for cleaning filter.
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1. Remove K&N filter
2. Clean oil off of MAF, throttle body and intake tube
3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
4. Throw K&N in garbage
5. Install Motorcraft air filter
lol i like this answer
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1. Remove K&N filter
2. Clean oil off of MAF, throttle body and intake tube
3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
4. Throw K&N in garbage
5. Install Motorcraft air filter
Thats how its done!
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every car i own will have a K&N in it.
The Crown Victorias at my job have them. since my city is broke, we go 200k miles on a crown vic before we throw them out. We go on car chases, we ram other cars and leave them idling all day and full throttle almost all day.
no problems.

all my cars have never had a maf issue from K&N. Utilize your common sense, if its soaking with oil when you get it new (they tend to be over-oiled from the factory) lay it down on a towel or something for an hour or so before you install it.

i honestly believe that unless its soaking with oil, there will be no problem.

the smoothness, power and drive-ability i have gained from the K&N has made me a life time customer.
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1. Remove K&N filter
2. Clean oil off of MAF, throttle body and intake tube
3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
4. Throw K&N in garbage
5. Install Motorcraft air filter
sounds like a good plan to me justin!! now i just need to search on how to remove that MAF sensor...had the lil rubber cover thingy off before but it didnt wanna pull out and i was too afraid to pull to hard but i already have the crc MAF cleaner..and you know now that you mention that..when i pulled my upper intake and TB and cleaned all that crap out there was some gunked up oil on the walls on the TB...that K&N is history!!
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3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
whats that do?
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whats that do?
drains the rest of the power that could be stored up in the electrical system.
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drains the rest of the power that could be stored up in the electrical system.
yeah you don't need 30 minutes for that. more like 30 seconds.
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yeah you don't need 30 minutes for that. more like 30 seconds.
agreed however alot of people just leave the switch on. 30 minutes is to reset the computer.
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I think Justin's being sarcastic. Why would the computer need to be reset?
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Sarcastic?

The KAM (Keep Alive Memory) needs to be powwered down in order to reset the fuel trim that was thrown out of wack by the POS K&N. 30 Minutes is directly out of the Ford PC/ED for an OBDII vehicle
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Sarcastic?

The KAM (Keep Alive Memory) needs to be powwered down in order to reset the fuel trim that was thrown out of wack by the POS K&N. 30 Minutes is directly out of the Ford PC/ED for an OBDII vehicle
I didn't think about resetting the fuel trims. Sorry about that
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1. Remove K&N filter
2. Clean oil off of MAF, throttle body and intake tube
3. disconnect battery with headlight switch on for 30 minutes
4. Throw K&N in garbage
5. Install Motorcraft air filter
You can replace 4 with: Give to IN2 FX4. He likes them and knows how to use them.
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You can replace 4 with: Give to IN2 FX4. He likes them and knows how to use them.


mine is for a 2.3....not sure if they're the same but if they are you pay shipping and its yours!!
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