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Old 09-26-2017, 07:58 PM  
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AEM DryFlow Filter Cleaning

So I checked my filter today and usually I just blow it out with low pressure air and pop it back in but I looked for sunlight through it and could barely see a crack of light. Even though the filter looked clean I thought I would rinse it out (which I havent done) and NO water would come through it!
So I applied some organic hippy degreaser made from parsley that my wife had under the kitchen sink and man did the gunk come out!
I have owned lots of K&N, Injen, Amsoil and Frankencar intakes and filters but never saw a filter that looked clean but was heavily restricted. It rinsed clean with water right away and I can see sunlight through now all over. Plus it smells good now! With NO oiling necessary!
Can't wait for it to dry out so I can pop it back in and let my lead foot go to work!

Anyone else experience something similar?



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Old 09-30-2017, 09:14 AM  
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So it appears this filter was trapping a lot of fine particles that plugged it up. I had noticed some sluggishness and rough starts from a stop and didn't know what was causing it. While I waited for the filter to completely dry I put the stock paper filter back in and wow did the car run great. I am putting the AEM back in today and heading out on a day trip so I will see how well the clean filter performs versus the stock paper one.
I will be keeping an eye on this filter sooner from now on. If it looks clean it may not be, take it out and look for daylight to come through it!
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:34 PM  
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Well gonna have to clean it a little more often now for sure!
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Out of curiosity, how often are you going to be checking the air filter? I have about 7,000 miles on my k&n filter. I haven't checked it to see how dirty it is. I guess I should do it soon
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In the summer I will check it more often. I drive a dusty route to work. I-5/99 from Sac to Modesto. But once the winter comes less often. I installed the intake yesterday and the sun light was not coming through like when I cleaned it a month ago. So I blew it out with air and it was better. I drove the car today for the first time with this intake on it and wow what a difference combined with the 180 T-Stat I put in.
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