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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 11, 8:14 PM Thread Starter
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do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

I cleaned my air filter today with the proper cleaner but have missplaced the oil. Have you guys used anything else as a substitute? Like atf or wd40
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 11, 8:50 PM
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

Haven't ever tried anything else. It's a real light oil isn't it?

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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

it's ATF or hydraulic oil. but the K&N spray is easier.
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

I was gonna say maybe 3n1 oil?
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 11, 8:12 AM
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

Why take a chance?


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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

I use PB Blaster. Not only does it make a great floor wax, it is also a great dessert topping.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 11, 10:02 AM
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

Spectre brand has air filter oil also...I think they sell it at Auto Zone, less expensive than the K&N stuff....just an FYI
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

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Why take a chance?
X2. Or what Steve just said. Keep it a specific oil for air filters.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 11, 11:05 AM
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

I would definitely pick up the Spectre oil, I'm tired of feeding greedy K&N. Their products are usually 50-75% higher than the competition.

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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

I just checked on AutoZone's website, looks like they now carry AIRAID air filter cleaning products as well. Appears it may even be a little cheaper than Spectre brand. I might try that when I run out of the Spectre.
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It sure would be funny if you put that stuff on there and your air filter melts or something like that haha. I love k&n they are a good company with a great product.

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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

Not sure how that would be funny, but realistically it's not going to happen...an air filter oil is an air filter oil, different brand same stuff. If K&N made one of the Tornado aircharger gimmicks, would you buy one?
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Re: do i have to use k&n oil on my filter?

Te each his own, but if I don't pay a premium price for a product unless the quality/benefits are also noticeably better than the competition. With K&N, half a dozen companies match or beat them for a lower price.

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Te each his own, but if I don't pay a premium price for a product unless the quality/benefits are also noticeably better than the competition. With K&N, half a dozen companies match or beat them for a lower price.
ya and spectre, is all china all the time.. I don't support comp's like that
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