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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Intake FUBAR

Hey guys, i recently hit a little bit of muddy water too fast and i have a cone K&N open filter which allowed all the crap to stick right to it. When i came home i found the muddy water had gone through the filter and all the way to the throttle body and i am sure beyond. Is there a way of cleaning this out? Can i shoot WD-40 down the entire intake until it looks clean and pull the plugs and just spit it out? any suggestions?

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Old August 25th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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Have you checked the oil to make sure that its not milky?
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Old August 25th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Have you checked the oil to make sure that its not milky?
Yes, the oil looks good and clean, not milky at all. I am not sure this is even a problem, but i don't want to take a chance. The stuff that made it through would have to be tiny because it made it through the fiter, so i am not sure how it would be any different than a little dust getting through from normal driving, other than it had a little water in with it, so now it is visible.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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I would probably just do a simple decarb/fuel injection cleaner through your throttle body, wash your filter, change the oil (safety measure) and buy a sock for your filter through summit.

No the sock will not stop dust, water or limit air flow, but it will help minimize it.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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I do not run a K&N for this reason. Paper is much better and filters more. I just put a K&N pre-filter foam around my intake that i oil the crap out of.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #6
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i had alot of problems with water, bein that the only mud in my area is wet sand
i ran an air cleaner with a hose through the fire wall, works great!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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I would probably just do a simple decarb/fuel injection cleaner through your throttle body, wash your filter, change the oil (safety measure) and buy a sock for your filter through summit.

No the sock will not stop dust, water or limit air flow, but it will help minimize it.
x2. Buy a filter wrap to keep out sand and chunks of mud that hold water.
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