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    hi all
    i have a pipercross induction cone filter fitted to my 323i complete with home made heat shield etc and i find it works quite well however,the time has come to clean the thing and im not quite sure how to do it.the foam filter is part of the main construction so it doesnt come off so i presume i have to wash the whole thing intact (off the car of course), i have been told that it can be washed out in warm soapy water and left to dry and re-oiled, any further input anyone?i have k&n oil so i presume i can use this is there anything else i need to know?thanks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by xantiaman View Post
    hi all
    i have a pipercross induction cone filter fitted to my 323i complete with home made heat shield etc and i find it works quite well however,the time has come to clean the thing and im not quite sure how to do it.the foam filter is part of the main construction so it doesnt come off so i presume i have to wash the whole thing intact (off the car of course), i have been told that it can be washed out in warm soapy water and left to dry and re-oiled, any further input anyone?i have k&n oil so i presume i can use this is there anything else i need to know?thanks
    I pretty sure you don't need to wash them.. you just spray them with the oil they provide you in the aerosol?.. been years since I had one though so what do I know!

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    They do a kit, theres one solvent to clean it, then and oil to give it back the better flow and filtering.

    there ya go

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    I used to have one on my MINI - I washed it out in soapy water/ normal washing up liquid. It was clean as a whistle after that re oiled using the spray that came with the cone.

    I used a dyson to suck air through it to speed up the drying process

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    dont over oil it though. the oil will stick to the MAF and make it run iffy.
     
     

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    i used to wash my ramair on a prevoius car with soapy water and reoiled it with light machine oil like wd40 or similar once dry, careful not to over oil it though! also using a hoover or compressed air to dry can damage the filter, just let it air dry!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    i used to wash my ramair on a prevoius car with soapy water and reoiled it with light machine oil like wd40 or similar once dry, careful not to over oil it though! also using a hoover or compressed air to dry can damage the filter, just let it air dry!
    I can understand how compressed air could cause harm but using a vacuum inserted in the neck of the filter simply replicates the air flow and helps dry the filter before oiling.

    I'm not doubting your statement just interested in the damage that can be done.
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    Spray on solvents are best
     
     

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