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K & N Filter oil - How much to use?
I just cleaned my K & N filter after several years of use. Washed a lot of dust and grit out of it. Hey, the instructions say clean it every 50,000 miles and that the dirt actually improves the filtering properties.
It's a conical filter, 14" of filter element length, and 7" diameter at the big end (ok, I went overboard). I bought the filter cleaning kit and followed the instructions. Thought I might get a couple of uses out of the kit, so I used the cleaner sparingly. I used less than 1/4 of the cleanser, and it washed nice and clean. Then I got to the oiling instructions. It says spray one pass per pleat at 3". That's a lot of pleats. I did that and one spray can was pretty much used up on the job. Is this normal? I'm just curious as I had hoped the $15.00 cleaning kit would be good for several cleaning and re-oilings. I also recognize that my air filter is large. Is there any other oil I can use next time?