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Old 04-27-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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a little help with cleaning a Cold air intake filter

i have a question. i have a edge tail jammer CIA. and the throttle body. i was wondering how to clean my filter. i went wheeling a few weeks ago and its covered but im not sure on how to clean it. which brings me to my next question. how do you clean a semi mud covered engine? can you just spray it with a power washer while having the intake covered?

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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i have a question. i have a edge tail jammer CIA. and the throttle body. i was wondering how to clean my filter. i went wheeling a few weeks ago and its covered but im not sure on how to clean it. which brings me to my next question. how do you clean a semi mud covered engine? can you just spray it with a power washer while having the intake covered?
It looks like my K&N setup.
Go to the auto store or speed/offroad shop (anyone should have it) and buy a K&N cleaner kit. Remove the filter out of the vehicle, spray it with the cleaning solution, soak it good, wait 10-20 minutes (I think). Then hose off with water and let dry. Then you apply the spray lube and reinstall!

That's pretty much it. The cleaning kit has instructions to clean it in detail and easy to follow.

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I assume that you didn't install the filter your self since not sure how to clean it.

There are some of those high flow /c/a intakes that use a "dry or oiless" filter. May want to make sure which type you have - the dry filter is cleaned in a completely different manner and needs to "air dry" before reinstalling. Takes about 10-12 hours to dry.
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yeah, got to follow the cleaning kit for 'em. Make sure to let it dry completely before putting any oil back into it.

For the engine, you can blast it off with water. If it does not look good, spray some gunk engine degreaser (thin coat over everything under the hood) let it sit for a few minutes then spray it all off. That degreaser is great, and it dilutes in water so there is not any enviromental harm if you rinse it into the ground or drains or anything.
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I assume that you didn't install the filter your self since not sure how to clean it.

There are some of those high flow /c/a intakes that use a "dry or oiless" filter. May want to make sure which type you have - the dry filter is cleaned in a completely different manner and needs to "air dry" before reinstalling. Takes about 10-12 hours to dry.
No I installed it. I just wasn't sure if you could get the actual filter wet or not

And maybe I'll try to spray it then degrease it
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You might want to look into a filter wrap too, K&N makes one, I'm not sure if it would fit your application but it helps keep mud and dirt off and its easy to clean
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Thanks for the help guys

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