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Old October 16th, 2001, 10:51 PM   #1
"Foosball" Brian Harrington (SJ,CA)
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BMC filter cleaning?

How do I do this? I find I'm having a problem translating the italian.
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Old October 16th, 2001, 11:30 PM   #2
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send it or post it, my cupholder will translate *NM*

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Old October 17th, 2001, 07:05 AM   #3
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Here you go...

AIR FILTER CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: these are K&N’s instructions but cleaning any reusable filters would be similar

1. SERVICE INTERVAL
In normal, on-road applications, service your K&N Filter every 50,000 miles (note: check your filter routinely and consider cleaning it more frequently depending on filter’s condition). A certain amount of dirt build-up will actually work for you. It does not degrade performance and helps filter the air. Service the filter more frequently if it is subjected to frequent or heavy dust. Regular operation in a fine dust environment, such as what would be present for agricultural, construction or off-road use, will cause oil loss from the element. Frequent re-oiling of the element's clean side may be required. Service K&N Filters only with K&N Air Filter Cleaner and K&N Air Filter Oil.

2. PRE-CLEANING
Tap the K&N Filter gently on a hard surface to dislodge loose dirt. Tap the base of a round filter. Tap a panel filter dirt side down. Do not tap any filter on its edges. Remember to tap gently. Next, gently brush the dirt side of filter with a soft bristle brush. An old tooth brush works well.

3. CLEANING PRECAUTIONS
Use only K&N Filter Cleaner. It is available in either spray-on or liquid form. Do not clean K&N Filters with gasoline, solvents, parts cleaners, strong detergents or caustic cleaning solutions. Do not steam clean or use high-pressure car washes to clean a K&N Filter. Any of those processes will damage filter media and/or the rubber base, top or end caps.

4. SPRAY CLEANING
Spray K&N Air Filter Cleaner liberally onto the entire element. Let the Cleaner soak into the filter media for 10 minutes.

5. PAN CLEANING
Most larger K&N Filters are easier to clean in a pan. Best to use for larger round filters is a bread pan of adequate width and depth such that a section of the filter can be dipped in the Cleaner. Fill the pan with K&N Air Filter Cleaner to a level where the filter media is just barely submerged. Rotate the filter once so all parts of it go through the Cleaner. Do not agitate the filter in the Cleaner as dirt removed from the dirty side may be re-deposited on the clean side. Remove the filter from the pan and set it aside.

Let the Cleaner soak into the filter media for 10 minutes. Panel filters are easier to clean in a roasting or turkey pan, such as the disposable aluminum units found in grocery or cooking supply stores. Place the filter in the pan and pour in the Cleaner to a level where the filter media is just barely submerged. Do not agitate the filter in the Cleaner. Remove the filter from the pan and set it aside. Let the Cleaner soak into the filter media for 10 minutes.

6. RINSE
After the Cleaner soaks for 10 minutes, rinse the filter with low-pressure water. Water out of a household faucet is best. Always flush opposite the direction of airflow i.e.: from the clean side to the dirty side. This removes the dirt and does not drive it further into the filter media.

7. DRYING
After rinsing, shake off the excess water and let the element dry at room or outside air temperature. Many people hang filters on a clothesline to dry. Do not use compressed air because it will damage the filter media. Do not use heat from any source to dry a K&N Filter. Heat will shrink the filter media and may damage the rubber base, top or end caps.

8. OILING PRECAUTIONS - Never put a K&N Filter in service without oiling it. The filter will not function properly without being oiled. Use only K&N Filter Oil or the filter will not function properly. K&N Filter Oil is a unique blend of mineral and organic oil base stocks and special polymers that form a very efficient “tack barrier.” Red dye is added to show areas of oil application. Eventually, the dye fades but the oil remains to filter the air. Do not use automatic transmission fluid, any kind of motor oil or diesel fuel to oil a K&N Filter. Do not use “WD-40”, “LPS” or any other type of light-weight spray lubricants to oil a K&N Filter. Any of those products will damage the filter or degrade its filtering ability. A K&N Filter used on an engine that is regularly operated in a fine dust environment will require frequent re-oiling of the filter’s clean side in between cleanings.

9. SPRAY OILING
Spray K&N Air Filter Oil from a distance of about 10 inches onto a group of pleats. Spray each group of pleats only once. Spray oil onto the filter media such it becomes reddish in color. Let the filter sit for 10 minutes then re-spray any areas that are still white.

10. SQUEEZE BOTTLE OR TUBE OILING
Squeeze K&N Air Filter Oil onto each pleat. Let the filter sit for 20 minutes as the oil “wicks” into the surrounding filter media. Apply more Filter Oil to areas that are still white

11. REINSTALL
Re-install your K&N Air Filter with care. In some applications, especially off-road use, it may be necessary to use K&N Sealing Grease on rubber base, top or end caps of the filter. Make sure the element seats properly in the filter housing. Install the cover and tighten all the nuts, bolts, screws or clips to the manufacturer’s specifications.

12. DO NOT DISCARD WARNING
Apply the "Do Not Discard" sticker, included with every K&N Filter, to the filter housing. Place the sticker in a visible position to alert service technicians to the existence of a K&N Filter on your engine.
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Old October 17th, 2001, 07:11 AM   #4
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Something to watch...

It's important not to over-oil reusable filters. After following the cleaning and re-oiling process, you might want to put an oiled filter on a clean rag on a workbench and let it sit for a few days.

You could also use a shop vac with a piece of cotton cloth (t-shirt material) over the nozzle and put the nozzle INSIDE the filter to PULL air through the filter while checking to see if any excess oil comes off.

BMC filters have been used by Porsche owners and tuners for years (Tech Art shows them in their catalog as a performance addition).
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Old October 17th, 2001, 07:13 AM   #5
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Here's the filter & filter cleaning kit...

the kit is two bottles:

1. cleaner
2. oil


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Old October 17th, 2001, 07:14 AM   #6
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And here's BMC's own filter cleaning instructions!

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Old July 17th, 2021, 06:09 AM   #7
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Thank you for these tips. I'll keep this in mind, thanks.

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