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post #1 of 8 Old 05-03-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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How many times do you "recharge" your K&N?

This is something I maybe did 3 times before I just went out and bought a new one. The thing I'm paranoid about is putting it back on with too much oil -- that stuff does end up on the MAF screen eventually. TIA.

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As long as you clean it before you "recharge" it you shouldn't have to replace it ever. Or at least not for like 100,000 miles. And you shouldn't have to recharge it that much, either.

EDIT: Just checked K&N's site:
INCORRECT CLEANING OR USE VOIDS WARRANTY
K&N Air Filters should be cleaned every 50,000 miles for normal highway use, more often in dusty conditions. Cleaning should be done with K&N cleaner and air filter oil (or comparable air filter cleaner and oil). Use of compressed air, or chemicals not specifically designed to clean and re-oil cotton air filters (i.e. gasoline, transmission fluid, motor oil, lightweight oil, or diesel fuel) will void the warranty. Any damaged, abused or modified K&N Air Filters will not be warranted.

And the warranty is 1 million miles, lol.
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When I do service mine, I'll just oil it the night before. It'll be dry by morning. Should be dry before installation.
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i cleaned and recharged one in my truck once. i wasn't sure how much oil to put on and i think i overdid it... ohh well, i got lazy the next go around and put a paper filter back in it.

for the camaro i will clean it every 25,000, depending on how lazy i am at the time i might just spend the extra $50 for the convenience and buy a new one.

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My old S-10 had an Airaid CAI already installed when I bought it. I cleaned it like..once in the 3.5 years I had it, lol.
The hardest part was getting the gunk out of it then having it dry..spent a couple of days because the sun wasn't being cooperative. Then just a light coat of oil (had to use a K&N Recharge kit because that's all "Stuff for Trucks" had in stock), just enough to make the entire thing red...and that's it. You must be pretty darn lazy, Red.



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I was cleaning my K&N cone filter annually. Now I run one of these wraps. Will do it less frequently now


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I still need to get a K&N replacement filter for my G5. Been trying to find the best price on one for a while now, lol.



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This is something I maybe did 3 times before I just went out and bought a new one. The thing I'm paranoid about is putting it back on with too much oil -- that stuff does end up on the MAF screen eventually. TIA.
I have had them on all dino burning toys. Note, that they really start to work when they a dirty, it's in the instructions.

When I shine my shop light through the dirty side and I see very little light coming through it's time to clean. Use only the supplied cleaner. I once used Simple Green and after a month the filter was falling apart.

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