Cleaning my Short Ram - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus SVT > SVT Performance (2002-2004)

SVT Performance (2002-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L SVT DOHC Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
Focus Addict
 
SVTmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9482
Location: Canada
What I Drive: 04 CD Silver SVT Focus

Posts: 1,261
FF Reputation: 2 SVTmonkey Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Cleaning my Short Ram

I looked under the hood the other day and I noticed that my Steeda Short Ram filter is getting a little dirty...how have you guys been cleaning them? Do you buy one of those K&N kits? I'm gonna plead ignorance on this one...

Thanks in advance...


__________________
"Real revolution starts with learning. If you're not angry, you're not paying attention."
SVTmonkey is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
iwastei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 829
Location: Dirty Jerz
What I Drive: '03 SVTF Black

Posts: 74
FF Reputation: 1 iwastei Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
AEM recommends cleaning the Cold Air Intake Cone every 40 miles with their cleaning/oil kits.

I'd clean it if it doesn't look Red anymore.

The cleaning kits are on their website and cheaper on Ebay.

Good luck

Paul
__________________
AEM CAI, Borla Cat-back exhaust, FC ORP, FS strut bar, FS UDP, Steeda Tri/ax short throw, Neons under the seats/dash/car, Gen 3 Altezzas, Clear sidemarkers, Hoen Foglight bulbs, VF Polyurethane rear motor mount.
iwastei is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
mconrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1652
Location: Surf City, NC
What I Drive: 91 mx5

Posts: 919
FF Reputation: 1 mconrada Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally posted by iwastei
AEM recommends cleaning the Cold Air Intake Cone every 40 miles with their cleaning/oil kits.
wow thats alot of cleaning , I'd say you could hold off untill it starts to not look red anymore.
mconrada is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
GCubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5663
Location: Quebec, Canada
What I Drive: Black MazdaSpeed3

Posts: 443
FF Reputation: 1 GCubes Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
From AEM web site:

Service your AEM filter element with AEM's Filter Cleaning System at least every 50,000 miles or 30 months to maintain optimum performance. We recommend that AEM filter elements be serviced every 25,000 miles or 15 months on off-road and high-performance street applications. If you live in a region with extremely fine dust (arid or desert climates for example, follow the recommended schedule for off-road and high-performance vehicles. Always inspect your filter element whenever you change your oil.
__________________
May 2007: I sold the Focus for a new 2007 MazdaSpeed3
GCubes is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 454
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
What I Drive: A Car

Posts: 717
FF Reputation: 6 myFordPerformance.com Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (29)
40 miles

The short ram will not get as dirty as quickly as the full length kits, so unless you are driving on really dusty roads alot, you should be fine for a pretty good stretch. As GCubes posted from the AEM website, a very long time.

A K&N filter cleaning/recharge kit will work just fine.
__________________
Ray Dixon
IntakesAndExhaust.com / myFordPerformance.com
myFordPerformance.com is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4805
Location: Denver, PA
What I Drive: 2003 Sonic Blue 5-Door

Posts: 78
FF Reputation: 1 Sonic SVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
My Steeda Short Ram Filter is blue, not red.
It has now turned kind of a grayish Blue.
Mine has about 5,000 miles on it, so I think it's time to clean it.
__________________
03 Sonic Blue 5-Door
Mods:
Steeda Short Ram, Steeda Tri-ax,
1FUNSVT license plate,Ford Racing Tails, Full Bra and Hood Mask, OBX Clear Corners,Custom Grill Lights, 17" DR-4's w/Toyo FZR 225/45/17
Sonic SVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 08:15 PM   #7
Focus Addict
 
mconrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1652
Location: Surf City, NC
What I Drive: 91 mx5

Posts: 919
FF Reputation: 1 mconrada Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
could be time to clean, just be care full not to drop it... I did and put a hole in it... I am a proud owner of a K&N filter.
mconrada is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2004, 11:35 PM   #8
OMGVTAK!
 
Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fan#: 151
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
What I Drive: '13 Taffeta White Civic Si Sedan

Posts: 60,644
Points 190,068, Level 100
Points: 190,068, Level: 100 Points: 190,068, Level: 100 Points: 190,068, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 133 Chick Excellent Standing Member Chick Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (37)
Quote:
Originally posted by myFordPerformance.com
A K&N filter cleaning/recharge kit will work just fine.
Oh yeah. I have a short ram and the K & N cleaning/recharge kit does the trick.
__________________
February 2005 ROTM

If you have a theme idea for Ride of the Month or any other suggestions, please feel free to PM me!
Chick is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2004, 02:46 PM   #9
Focus Addict
 
SVTmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9482
Location: Canada
What I Drive: 04 CD Silver SVT Focus

Posts: 1,261
FF Reputation: 2 SVTmonkey Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
sweeet, thanks for the replies guys, looks like i'm off to buy a k&n recharge kit
__________________
"Real revolution starts with learning. If you're not angry, you're not paying attention."
SVTmonkey is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2004, 02:58 PM   #10
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 3640
Location: Hollywood,Fl, United States
What I Drive: F150

Posts: 302
FF Reputation: 1 lwnslw Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Steeda sells the recharge kit that comes with the BLUE colored oil. The kit is $19 and has the same chemicals as the K&N kit. The only difference is the color dye they put in the oil. The oil itself is clear but the manufacturers add the dye into it so that the consumer can see the oil on the filter element thus knowing when to stop oiling. Also, after you clean your filter , give the oil enough time to dry before reinstalling. The oil can get pulled into the airstream and dirty the sensors of the airflow meter and cause mis readings.
Hope this helps
L8R
lwnslw is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Short ram intakes alexdc SVT Performance (2002-2004) 8 05-13-2010 11:15 PM
Hesitation/Loss of Power lindleypoolman General Technical Chat 19 03-25-2009 02:02 AM
WTT long ram for short ram ZXthrizzle05 BST Archive 4 09-26-2008 09:42 PM
Cleaning Short Ram Filter suilung General Technical Chat 10 02-19-2005 01:57 PM
Aussie Cleaning whippet_zetec Auto Washing, Detailing & Paint Protection 1 09-28-2004 07:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1