Aftermarket Oiled air filter is bad? [Archive] - Forum


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03-18-2004, 09:05 AM

03-18-2004, 09:32 AM
They are talking about one that is excessively oiled...

03-18-2004, 10:45 AM
What's an example of over-oiled? I realize it shouldn't be dripping off, but I just cleaned mine for the first time and had to use more oil than I expected to get rid of the white areas.

03-19-2004, 04:30 PM
If you ever notice your MAF becoming dirty for any reason, you can clean it with elctrical contact cleaner in a can. DON'T touch the wires with anything, including your fingers. As for the air filters, I've had K&Ns on every vehicle I've owned for the past 8 or 9 years with no problems at all. When you re-oil the filter, just make sure to cover the white areas and don't saturate it to the point its dripping. I usually let mine sit on a clean peice of cardboard after I oil it for about an hour to make sure I dont have any excess once its in the car. Another tip is to wipe all the excess oil off the rubber seal/surround on the filter with a paper towel. You'd be suprised how much dirt is on that part too.

03-22-2004, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the reply.