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      01-26-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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Simota intake cleaning question

I need to clean my filter and was just wondering from you owners how its done. Do I need one of those recharge packs w/ oil (like the K&N one they sell at AutoZone or something) or is it just a wash and dry with warm water? Tried searching but didn't see anything.

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I assume using the K&N Recharger kit wouldnt be much of a problem. Its an intake filter I cant really surmise that they would be drastically different from one another. Hope this helps
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thats what i though, just was looking for some confirmation for other simota owners who've cleaned their filters too
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i was about to ask the same question as well..
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just wanted to make sure the one that comes with the simota is infact a filter that gets cleaned with oil
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You can clean the filter with the spray that K&N offers, but -NEVER- oil the filter.
It is a dry racing filter, just like AFE but the Simota fiber utilizes a better breathing material.
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Thank God you said something Mach, I was about to go clean it in like 20 min... I just bought the cleaner kit an hour ago.


Thanks bro. NO OIL!
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Thank God you said something Mach, I was about to go clean it in like 20 min... I just bought the cleaner kit an hour ago.


Thanks bro. NO OIL!
Hey no problem, just helping a fellow member on e90post!

You don't wanna do the same mistake my friend did, he oiled his Simota Cone Filter and his car wouldn't start

No oil, just clean it with the spray and then let it sit dry (overnight is best).
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Hey no problem, just helping a fellow member on e90post!

You don't wanna do the same mistake my friend did, he oiled his Simota Cone Filter and his car wouldn't start

No oil, just clean it with the spray and then let it sit dry (overnight is best).
Sweet I'm going to go do it right now.
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How did the cleanin go?
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