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Cleaning AEM CAI #183223 May 22, 3:18pm May 22, 3:18pm
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Cleaning AEM CAI
OK guys i just bought this Intake from some guy. its kinda dirty so i was wondering if there is a specific way in cleaning this? do i not clean the filter? everything is not installed yet.

Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: Mad_Game] #183224 May 22, 3:24pm May 22, 3:24pm
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for the big metal tube...you could clean it with just water and a towel, but makesure that its dry before you are gonna install it

with the filter...you can either clean it with water, or you can get a filter cleaning kit from a local auto parts store. if you just clean it with water (like how i do) you wanna make sure that when you spray the filter you spray from inside the filter towartds the outside, or else your just gonna get the dirt particals push'd farther into the filter.


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Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: NorwayGT] #183225 May 22, 3:26pm May 22, 3:26pm
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yeah what he said ^^^^^^ thumbsup


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Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #183226 May 22, 3:27pm May 22, 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
yeah what he said ^^^^^^ thumbsup

post whore laughsilly


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: NorwayGT] #183227 May 22, 3:32pm May 22, 3:32pm
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haha thanks thumbsup

Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: Mad_Game] #183228 May 22, 7:01pm May 22, 7:01pm
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Sometimes water on the Intake itself isn't enough. It all depends on how often it was cleaned. I would use a good aluminum/metal polish on it, using straight strokes rather than circular like on a window (get your minds out of the gutter). If that doesn't work, you will need to buff and polish it with a hand tool (straight strokes). On the filter don't use just water, use a cleaner specific to your filter. Just water won't do anything. Then follow the directions for the cleaner. Like said before, always clean the filter from the inside out and let dry at least overnight. If this is off the car like you said, it should be no problem cleaning everything like new. Do it now right before you install it.

Re: Cleaning AEM CAI [Re: hephaestus] #183229 May 23, 12:02pm May 23, 12:02pm
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ima use my friends K&N Air Filter cleaner on my AEM CAI
i think it will be fine

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