I have a AEM cold air intake, and the filters need too be replaced, can't clean them. Kinda sucks because they are hard to get since AEM make different sizes of filter, you have to know the right size and width.
as long as it is a CLOTH filter that is meant to be cleaned, the K&N kit will work.
latingeo, BUY A NEW FILTER? are you kidding me? who wants to spend $30-$45 every 15K or so when you can save your money and clean it? comes out looking and working just as good as new so long as you don't tear it.
Argh, the AEM's stock cone filter is reusable, just use the K&N reoiling kit and clean it. The only filters that are mainstream that I know of, that are foam, is the ITG. *shrug*. I'm sure aem's website sells a cleaning kit. I think it's advanced engine management.com or something to that nature.
Thank you, Euro. Your just the man I wanted to answer my question.
But another thing is, on AEM's website, they are telling me that I can only use their cleaning kits. Which I know that they are just trying to get me to buy it.
But can I just go and buy a K&N filter to replace it?
Yes Mofocus is right. The filter that comes with the intake is a rebadged K&N. Do not buy a new filter. Why toss out the cash? Get the cleaning kit at your local autostore and just follow the steps. They will clean up just fine. They might not look colowise like they are new when you are done cleaning, but it will clean it up - which is what you want.
I had a AEM for 1yr and cleaned the filter every oilchange as well. That often is not necessary, but I figured since I was at it and had the car jacked up, I might as well do it.
Again, get a cleaning kit and don't piss your money away for a new filter, since there is absolutly no reason for that.
Just to clarify again - AEM does the same to their KN filters, as Steeda does to their Borla exhausts. They pay the manuf the extra cash, which allows them to put their company name on the product, rather than the manufaturers name.