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slik_gts Jul 16, 6:14am - #27883 

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How often r you suppose to clean the filter on the AEM CAI?

hey guys, i was just wondering after how many miles r you supposed to clean the Air Filter on the AEM CAI, or when r you supposed to replace it. Also what's the procedure of cleaning it. do you just wash it with water and let it dry? or do you have to use something specific to clean it? thnx for ur help!!

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Evan Jul 16, 2:45pm - #27884 

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it should have said on the package how often to clean it and given specific directions for doing so. Also, it is not disposable - don't throw it out! thumbsup

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Gen7fan Jul 16, 3:05pm - #27885 
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Get a K&N or AEM filter cleaning kit, the directions in the kit will answer all your questions.
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yeah they are like $15.00 bucks ... jsut got one yesterday
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Evan Jul 16, 4:19pm - #27887 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Get a K&N or AEM filter cleaning kit, the directions in the kit will answer all your questions.


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tony Jul 16, 4:37pm - #27888 

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If the filter is K&N, then it is every 50K. But, you can clean it as often as you like.

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Evan Jul 16, 4:38pm - #27889 

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Originally Posted by tony
If the filter is K&N, then it is every 50K. But, you can clean it as often as you like.


well yeah, that's what they SAY, but if it was your car, would you really wait that long? happywink

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tony Jul 16, 4:52pm - #27890 

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Yes, I would. I have the first gen. Injen CAI. It has a K&N filter. My car now has 86K. The first time I clean it was at 64K. This past weekend, i had the bumper off to change the AC condensor. So, I cleaned it again. idunno

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Evan Jul 16, 4:54pm - #27891 

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really? You waited THAT long? Was it totally filthy or was it fine?

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tony Jul 16, 5:21pm - #27892 

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Evan Jul 16, 5:30pm - #27893 

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Originally Posted by tony
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browneyedchikk Jul 16, 5:44pm - #27894 

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yeh how do you clean it exaclty? i have AEM CAI too, but it's brand new so yeh...i hope the stupid bumper doesn't have to come off...

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Evan Jul 16, 5:46pm - #27895 

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if you just buy the kit (from any auto parts store) for like $10-15, it has full instructions and includes everything you need. K&N makes a good cleaner kit

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slik_gts Jul 16, 7:57pm - #27896 

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so would you say that cleaning the filter every 25k miles be sufficient, enough? or even more often?

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Originally Posted by slik_gts
so would you say that cleaning the filter every 25k miles be sufficient, enough? or even more often?

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yes that's not bad ... just check it every 5000 miles or so and see how dirty it appears to be and go from there
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slik_gts Jul 16, 7:58pm - #27898 

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alright guys thnx for all ur help!!

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