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Mad_Game May 22, 10:18pm - #183223 
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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.
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NorwayGT May 22, 10:24pm - #183224 

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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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EuRoBoYGT May 22, 10:26pm - #183225 

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yeah what he said ^^^^^^ thumbsup

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NorwayGT May 22, 10:27pm - #183226 

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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
yeah what he said ^^^^^^ thumbsup

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Mad_Game May 22, 10:32pm - #183227 
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haha thanks thumbsup
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hephaestus May 23, 2:01am - #183228 
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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.
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Mad_Game May 23, 7:02pm - #183229 
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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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