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Jul 15, 11:14pm - #27883 
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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Jul 16, 7:45am - #27884 
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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Jul 16, 8:05am - #27885 
Get a K&N or AEM filter cleaning kit, the directions in the kit will answer all your questions.

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Jul 16, 8:07am - #27886 
yeah they are like $15.00 bucks ... jsut got one yesterday

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Jul 16, 9:19am - #27887 
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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Jul 16, 9:37am - #27888 
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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Jul 16, 9:38am - #27889 
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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Jul 16, 9:52am - #27890 
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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Jul 16, 9:54am - #27891 
really? You waited THAT long? Was it totally filthy or was it fine?


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Jul 16, 10:21am - #27892 
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Jul 16, 10:30am - #27893 
Originally Posted by tony
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Jul 16, 10:44am - #27894 
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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Jul 16, 10:46am - #27895 
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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Jul 16, 12:57pm - #27896 
so would you say that cleaning the filter every 25k miles be sufficient, enough? or even more often?

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Jul 16, 12:58pm - #27897 
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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Jul 16, 12:58pm - #27898 
alright guys thnx for all ur help!!

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