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Old 12-23-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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First K&N filter clean/re-oil - super easy!

Just hit 50K on my Focus and the K&N I installed in the first 1K miles was ready to be cleaned per K&N's recommendations (check at 25K and clean/re-oil at 50K). It wasn't too dirty. Cleaning is easy, just spray the "Power Kleen" all over, let it sit 10 minutes, and take a hose and from the inside run water (low pressure) through all portions of the filter until the water ran clear. Let it sit a few hours to dry. Finally, spray (I got the aerosl oil kit b/c I figured it was easier) and coat it until it is all reddish color. Let it dry overnight and re-install. Done!


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Pics of what?
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Pics of what?
Pics of the process and how it looks when you're done. I was more just giving you a hard time. lol
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I would add cleaning the MAF sensor to the job if you run an oiled filter.
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I cleaned my K&N drop in once when I had it and was as simple as you say; the part I was super careful with was to not over oil it.
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Yeah definitely don't over oil and let it dry completely. But your pretty spot on at a 50k cleaning. That's when I normally do mine and like you said I never noticed it being really dirty. Also I clean my MAF sensor a week after just incase any excess oil was to get on it afterwards, just make sure you get the electronic cleaner and don't use carb cleaner as some people might recommend. I tried that on my old ranger because my buddy told me it works great..long story short it made the truck run rough and I ended up getting a used one from the junkyard. Live and learn!
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Definitely didn't over-oil that I can tell. The MAF issues - that seems to be a bit of an urban legend (that oil comes off the filter and coats it) based on my research. Will see how she runs today after it dried overnight. The "Power Kleen" smelled/looked like standard purple degreaser (Purple Power etc.).
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I have the oil applicator (drip) version because you have more oil for the same price...

This thing is PITA.... should have taken the spray version!!
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Can't imagine not paying a few extra bucks for the spray oil.
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