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    Enduro_Mayhem

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    Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by Enduro_Mayhem on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:39 am

    I know this topic's been covered a million times before, but what filter cleaner and oil are you guys using?

    I've always run with NoToil oil and their dedicated cleaner/Oxy Clean, but their products are getting harder to source in a hurry, with only a few stockists listing them for mail order... it usually takes the best part of a week to get hold of anything!

    So...
    What filter oil do you recommend - and who stocks it locally (Cardiff/Newport area)?
    What do you use to clean dirty/used filters - can't bring myself to go the petrol route again?

    Thanks...

    Mayhem
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    bonkeye

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    Location : Pyle, Bridgend

    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by bonkeye on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:26 pm

    what about MRM in Risca they might stock noToil also try CWS bike shack in Newport
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    tricks

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by tricks on Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:05 pm

    I still use petrol to clean old filter oil off.. always have done Embarassed  Embarassed  I have a 5ltr can dedicated to it, then I wash them with warm soapy water.

    Putoline action Oil to lube them, messy but top stuff.
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    steve

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by steve on Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:58 pm

    Hide them in with your kit and stick em in the washing machine but dont tell the wifey.  Wink 
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    Shepy aka THE DUKE

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    Age : 45
    Location : valleys

    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by Shepy aka THE DUKE on Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:20 pm

    steve wrote:Hide them in with your kit and stick em in the washing machine but dont tell the wifey.  Wink 

    ha ha tried that must be coincedence but washing machine said NO and went boom..lol

    simon

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by simon on Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:47 pm

    I use kerosene/paraffin from B&Q in a dedicated bucket to get rid of the dirt and oil, then into clean bucket of warm soapy water for a quick hand wash, leave out to dry then motul filter oil works a treat.

    HondaMicky

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by HondaMicky on Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:48 am

    On the Trials bike i clean it in pre mixed petrol for the bike then wash with washing up liquid ,dry it then clean it again with pre mixed petrol. To put the oil back in the filter. Pour a drop of two stroke oil in the palm of the hand a smear on the outside of the filter.

    Enduro_Mayhem

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by Enduro_Mayhem on Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:16 pm

    Thanks for the info guys... really helpful, as always.

     Very Happy 
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    antsx

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by antsx on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:14 pm

    Washing powder and a bucket of warm water and the filter will come out like new thats the easiest way iv found anyway and ive tried them all
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    phil990

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    Re: Air Filter Cleaner & Oil...

    Post by phil990 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:31 pm

    I have an old 5 gallon sealable grease container that is half full of heating oil (similar to paraffin) that I use to degrease filters. Then a bucket of hot soapy water and a bloody good rinse! I use soap powder and washing up liquid... Very Happy 

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