How often to clean K&N Filter?

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  1. HoustonGT

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    Hey guys, ive had my K&N in my car for about 8k miles or alittle more and have my air silencer removed. How often should the filter be cleaned? I can't really tell if its dirty or not. Also, do places like, Pep Boys, Autozone, and O'Reilly sell the cleaning kits? I know it has to be cleaned and re-oiled and lef tto dry for a day.
     
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    i do it once a year

    but thats alot more then they suggest
     
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    K&N Cleaning

    50K miles
     
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    Once a year or shorter if the weather is particularly bad (frequent dust storms, etc.)
     
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    I clean mine at approx. 10k miles unless as Volldamort said you encounter and drive through some major dust. Then I inspect it and usually have to clean it after that.
     
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    Be careful on cleaning the filter. Too much "oil" can mess up the MAF sensor. But if you let it sit for 24 Hours, I guess it should be ok.
    Scott
     
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    Ever since i put on my densecharger i havent cleaned it. It's been 3 or 4 months.
     
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    They actually filter more dirt when they have a layer of dirt on them. Unless you drive in real dusty conditons, I would not clean it sooner than every 25K or so. As mentioned above, you can end up getting oil on your maf if you over oil from cleaning too often.
     
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    There really isn't anything written in stone when to clean it ... depends on your driving conditions. Just take a look at it once in a while and clean it if it looks nasty ... otherwise leave it alone. Remember a dirty K&N still flows better than a new paper filter so don't worry so much and it does filter better with some dirt on it.
     
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