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Old 05-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #11
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^both quotes are exactly what you should do. The coating is expensive, but it is definitely worth it. You don't use that much per cleaning, so one can goes a long way.
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filter keeps dirt out...not oil. oil helps with trapping it. Might as well coat a piece of paper with oil and tape it on then...
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I apologize for being rude there. I am positive the itg oil is the best way to go for protection. I have used the k&n kit for some time now only cause it was cheap! Seems like oil is oil. But I could be wrong. No sejse being rude to other fellow focus owners!
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so i finally popped my hood to check on the condition of things....

my prefilter was so dirty idk how air was getting it.( idk how this got so dirty)

my filter was a different store.... could see that it had small pebbles in the foam so i decided to try and run them out... the filter started falling apart in my hand and needs to be replaced

so i either buy a new green filter or buy a new itg filter from fswerks for about 90
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Just to throw 2 cents in here....

If you want to get filter oil of either type (K&N gauze filter spray or a bottle of foam filter oil) without mail order shipping.... Just go to a motorcycle shop!

Bel-Ray foam Filter Oil works great for that type, & K&N spray cans are readily available.

Biggest difference between the two types is the spray can - you need that to get the right coating on a gauze type element.

Shop tools allow for a bit of "cheating" when cleaning - Parts Washer to clean, then bucket of soapy water to clean THAT out. With a foam element you can squeeze it dry as possible, then squeezing in the oil drives the rest of the water out! K&N type isn't quite as easy (grin) can't wring them out!

BTW - IMHO the oil IS the filter to a large extent. Sticky stuff traps the particles as they hit it on the way through the filter medium. Look up some ancient tech. known as "Oil Bath Filters" to get an idea where this all started. They worked better than paper but were labor intensive to service - Kinda like the ones we're talking about now!

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so i finally popped my hood to check on the condition of things....

my prefilter was so dirty idk how air was getting it.( idk how this got so dirty)

my filter was a different store.... could see that it had small pebbles in the foam so i decided to try and run them out... the filter started falling apart in my hand and needs to be replaced

so i either buy a new green filter or buy a new itg filter from fswerks for about 90
same here...maybe a year old. looking into other alternatives such as aem dry filter or something. $90 is way too much for a replacement filter.
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this one looks like it will work based on the specs acquired from the fswerks page. it's only $46 via greenfilter site, maybe cheaper on ebay or something.

https://www.greenfilterusa.com/store/2084
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I ended up ordering aem dry filter p/n 21-2027D-HK off of ebay for $36.95 shipped. hopefully it fits!!
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I ended up ordering aem dry filter p/n 21-2027D-HK off of ebay for $36.95 shipped. hopefully it fits!!
i grabbed a 10 ebay special one so i could take 2 days to clean my filter... put it on today and car sounds better and drives better... may look in to aem one as well... as long at the max diameter is 6 inch and inlet is 3 your good... the solid filters take a little more force to get in then the foam ones
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i grabbed a 10 ebay special one so i could take 2 days to clean my filter... put it on today and car sounds better and drives better... may look in to aem one as well... as long at the max diameter is 6 inch and inlet is 3 your good... the solid filters take a little more force to get in then the foam ones
inlet is 3, and the wide end is 5.75 (same as itg). it is a hair longer (.5-.6") than the itg, but I looked underneath the car, and there is approximately 2-3" available between the end of the itg and my fender liner. if it fits properly, I will just toss the itg on ebay cheap.
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