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I have an ITG Performance filter that I am using in my 748. With the pollen season upon us I'd like to clean out the runners and airbox as well as cleaning the air filter itself. I know I can wash the filter with water and a little soap and allow it to dry then add some oil to the filter before reinstalling. Are all filter oils the same even though there are different types of filters on the market? Should I look for something from ITG specifically? Do I soak the filter or apply a light coating?

 

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I just cleaned the filter on my Kawi last weekend...followed the instructions from the service manual:

1. Remove Filter
2. Remove loose dirt with compressed air
3. Rinse filter in solvent a few times
4. Squeeze dry, dry with compressed air
5. Saturate a paper towel with 30W oil, and lightly "tap" oil onto foam side of filter.

The solvent insures the old oil comes out with the dirt. The new coating of oil is VERY light..

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Like he said make sure you use a light coat. Some of the oils are dyed (K&N) to make sure you can see were you have put it and to help identify when it is dirty.

 
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