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    geraint

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    air filter

    Post by geraint on Fri May 13, 2011 11:51 pm

    anybody got any recomendation's as to the best air filter cleaner's, other than petrol
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    Mogs

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    Re: air filter

    Post by Mogs on Sat May 14, 2011 12:14 am

    bought one of them pro filter cleaning kits... waste of money, total rubbish. petrol, then warm soapy water, and dry it with a hair dryer i finds the best way
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    booster24

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    Re: air filter

    Post by booster24 on Sat May 14, 2011 9:26 am

    I swear by NO-TOIL air filter oil and cleaner. The oil and cleaner are bio degradable to. Oil the filter with the NO-TOIL oil and when you want to clean it just get a bucket of water add the cleaner and clean! Hang to dry done, no mess, no petrol. Petrol is'nt an ideal cleaner anyway for normal oiled filters. Most off road shops stock it, I get mine from bridgend off road.
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    captain caveman

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    Re: air filter

    Post by captain caveman on Sat May 14, 2011 2:53 pm

    Put mine in the washing machine dried it off on a rad in the house, mixed some petrol and 2 stroke oil together sprayed it and bobs your uncle lol!
    Petrol evaporates leaving a coating of oil job done Basketball
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    geraint

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    Re: air filter

    Post by geraint on Sat May 14, 2011 3:32 pm

    captain caveman wrote:Put mine in the washing machine dried it off on a rad in the house, mixed some petrol and 2 stroke oil together sprayed it and bobs your uncle lol!
    Petrol evaporates leaving a coating of oil job done Basketball
    like the idea of that just give the filter with my work clothes at the end of the week to the mrs to sort out:lol!:
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    phil990

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    Re: air filter

    Post by phil990 on Sat May 14, 2011 4:35 pm

    I tried that and everything that went through the washing machine for weeks afterwards had a nice smell of MX airfilters about them... Shocked

    wege

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    Re: air filter

    Post by wege on Sat May 14, 2011 4:42 pm

    no toil for me evey time :joker:
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    phil990

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    Re: air filter

    Post by phil990 on Sat May 14, 2011 5:07 pm

    Right then, this is what I do:

    I have a plastic oil drum with a sealable lid. Holds about 10 gallons.

    I have about 4 to 5 gallons of parraffin/ aviation fuel in it. I use it to wash engine parts and air filters by dipping them in there. I put the lid back on to stop evaporation. Must be a good inch of shite at the bottom but I never go to the bottom...

    I use thick rubber gloves that come up to my elbows. They go straight from the parraffin dip to a bucket of well hot soapy water, some washing powder and some good old fairy liquid.

    Then under the cold tap out the back for a bloody good rinsing...

    And then they get hung up in there special reserved place with top of the range wooden clothes pegs...

    I do not wash them in the paraffin. I just use that to kill the oil. All the washing is done in the bucket...

    I have used the same container for well over 10 years with no refill...

    Beat that if you can... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    geraint

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    Re: air filter

    Post by geraint on Sat May 14, 2011 6:28 pm

    do you spray it with an oil then if so what type???
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    booster24

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    Re: air filter

    Post by booster24 on Sat May 14, 2011 6:57 pm

    I'can't understand why you would go to the trouble of using petrols,parrafin ect when theres a clean solution available, why, why,why! I don't sell the stuff but here's a link to the first place I saw it on google [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
    I've seen people using fuels to clean filters shoving it straight down the drain when there finished, not saying anyone here does but why would any one use anything else when theres a solution available, also petroleums including petrol of course rots filters! Or is it the cost of £22 for two bottles which will last probably 10+ cleans!

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