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???
IIRC, washing with hot water and dish washing detergent is best. Then
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?
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.)
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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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