Air Filter Cleaning?

No, I didn't buy a k/n. But the used truck I picked up came with a Airaid Intake filter set up on it. Has a cone filter in a air box. Dealer didn't
have the factory set up that came with the truck, so I couldn't go back to a factory filter. Hell, somebody paid close to $300.00 for this thing.
So, I've been hearing that some have been cleaning these filters with Brake Kleen then spraying them with WD-40. I've been thinking about doing the same as I don't want to go through the 24+ hour wait for the filter to dry after rinseing the thing with a hose. Also I've got the stuff on the shelf so I won't have to buy the multi bottle kit to clean it. Thinking about it even if I had to run out and buy the Kleen and wd 40 it would be a lot cheaper than buying the factory cleaning kit for $20.00
Okay what are your thoughts???
Roy
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Now that he's found oil on his property ole Roy is spending money like its bubbling out of the sand.
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Quiet or I'll be useing bees wax or honey to lube it.

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Honey can be used as an antifreeze!
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IIRC, washing with hot water and dish washing detergent is best. Then air dry.

Arrrgggg... No, the WD-40 will last a day or so, then all evaporate. You can get air-cleaner spray at most parts stores, IIRC, I've several cans from different makers on my shelf, so it must be common, right? <g> >I've been thinking about doing the same

No air compressor? No shop vac? I use a shop vac (backwards so it blows) to dry things like this. (Learned that trick in the Air Force where we cleaned filters on electronic equipment, and had a vacuum dedicated to blowing them dry.)

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Hmmm... didn't think that the WD would evaporate. Something to consider.

Was reading their site, it mentioned no forced air or such. The shop vac should help things along though.
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Have u tried the junkyard for O box.
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Actually no, I haven't. I'd have to grab everything brackets intake hose vacum fittings the whole deal. Sorta figured it wasn't worth the aggrevation or the cost. Also doubtful a jy would sell the parts as the box and stuff would get busted up in a accident and they would probably want to sell it with the nose.
Roy

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One way to test the effectiveness of your filter is to wipe a small amount of oil inside the air tube, downstream from the filter, in the direct path of the filtered air. Check it after a few k miles. That oil schmeer should be nice and clean.
So, what kind of 'used' truck did you buy? 2009 CTD with heated seats?
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It would take forever for forever for me to get a few k on this thing. I use it just to haul my fishing stuff and dog to the ocean. It doesn't see 100 miles in a week. I like the thought though. Might do it anyway.
Any preference on oil? Syn or dino, weight? That might start a debate.

Heated seats???? Real men don't need no stinking heated seats!! Especially here in FL.<BFG>
Picked up a 2005 ford f150 extended cab awhile ago. Damn thing looks like it is new, low mileage and does exactly what I bought it for. Except it came with the damn filter A CTD would be overkill for my needs here.

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I thought that you'd bought a Jeep to haul your ass to the beach & back??

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I did mess with a cj for a year or so, but tired of having to spend a ton of time keeping it running.
Roy

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Aha! So now even YOU are part of the HLS conspiracy... see how you are?
;^)
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Truth be known, I've been a advocate of HLS for years. I was quoting my chubby buddy. <G>
Sue's car has cooled leather seats that are really nice here in the heat.

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Conspiracy? Me? I didn't vote for Oasshole and I love heated seats every winter. BTW, my '03 CTD turned 200,000 miles on the way back from hauling the first wife and the Arctic Fox on a 10,000 mile trip to Inuvik, NT and Alaska. About 17-1800 miles of that was dirt/gravel highways. Purred like an '03. Love it.
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Hey Roy, I hear "da machine" is available for cleaning that filter Have you checked with your "chubby buddy"????
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Hey Roy, I hear "da machine" is available for cleaning that filter Have you checked with your "chubby buddy"????
Hmmm....Ya know between the two of ya I can't keep track of the damn machine. I had dinner with the "friggin' rabbit" a few weeks ago and I forgot to ask him about it..
But. you make a good point, "the machine" sure could blow or suck that filter clean. Look what it's done for you and the rabbit.<BFG>
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