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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:48 pm

So...as I haven't a clue about the workings under the bonnet, I have a question most of you may be able to answer. Here it is:

I have just ordered myself a K&N air filter for my 2013 clio which is a 900cc turbo engine (not sure if it makes a difference). But, do I have to do anything to the new air filter before I replace my old one? E.g. oiling it?

Thanks in advance,

Leigh


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Post by BigV8 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:34 pm

Usually they come pre oiled in a sealed bag. You also sometimes get additional spray oil though must admit I didn't with the last one I bought. Usually pipercross include a can of spray oil as well which from memory is once a year just a light dusting of spray
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:36 pm

BigV8 wrote:Usually they come pre oiled in a sealed bag. You also sometimes get additional spray oil though must admit I didn't with the last one I bought. Usually pipercross include a can of spray oil as well which from memory is once a year just a light dusting of spray

Thanks Dave. I thought I heard someone say to me a few months back about oiling an air filter but I wasn't sure whether it needed to be done pre-installation.
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Post by ShaneEvans200sx on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:10 pm

I wouldn't use any air filters that use oil/sprays as they can kill the afm/maf. Standard air filters aren't oil or sprayed with anything.

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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:11 pm

ShaneEvans200sx wrote:I wouldn't use any air filters that use oil/sprays as they can kill the afm/maf. Standard air filters aren't oil or sprayed with anything.  

Well ive ordered the air filter now. So do you suggest not oiling it?
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Post by crazy_carbon_jay on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:03 pm

Do not oil it..
Clogs up turbo blades and eventually ends up in engine.
Best thing is to use a foam filter without oil..
K and n don't oil their filters for that reason above.
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:30 pm

Thanks Jay
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Post by BigV8 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:32 pm

Yea just checked my k&n for the jeep didn't come with oil but the itg one for the supra did and so did clares old smart car one
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Post by MissLeighMcKay on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:42 pm

Thanks Dave!
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