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Old 11-28-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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I purchased the K&N Filter Cleaning kit about 2 weeks ago and never can stop driving the Bonne long enough to wash and dry the filter....soooo I just popped out my filter tonight to do just that...Clean it but something tells me it may be time for replacement. What do you think?


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A K&N is "supposed" to be good for 1,000,000 miles with proper care.

Is that what it looked like after cleaning??????
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Oh yeah, totally cleanable. But do it very thuroughly. Rinse, Rinse and Rinse some more. Give yourself about an hour, and she'll be as good as new
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A K&N is "supposed" to be good for 1,000,000 miles with proper care.

Is that what it looked like after cleaning??????
No. I didnt clean it yet, and I wanted to check in to see if it could be cleaned or if Its time to replace it.
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that one is brand new looking compared to how mine has looked
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Lol That was like my Eclipse....Never changed the air filter and over a year without changing the oil. The Eclipse burned it, I added it. simple LOL

Anyways, I cleaned it, and well, it looks a little better, but Im going to clean it again once it dries.

Im hunting for a soft bristle brush....maybe I have an extra tooth brush around here somehwere.

All I know is this, when it gets dirty again, im buying a new one. I think this one has one more cleaning left in it and this is it. lol
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Clean it...dry it..re oil it.. put back in..

Looks fine.
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Clean it...dry it..re oil it.. put back in..

Looks fine.
im going to replace it. It didnt clean up so well, and one of the metal rods that are on the sides is coming through the rubber so time to replace me thinks.
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Hogwarsh..

K&N'* don't get replaced. They get cleaned. Geez, sell that one if it'* so broken.. there'* plenty of needy members if you have money burning a hole in your air filter.
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The K&N is fine. Hold it up to the light and if light is shining through, keep it. If it doesn't shine through...clean it again, according to the instructions, and THEN keep it.

You shouldn't have to replace it. Use your hard earned $ on something you really need.
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