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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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I have a KN air filter....does anyone know of an alternative to the cleaner. I have a ton of the oil but no cleaner. The cleaner reminds me of super cleaner solution. Is it?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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From their site:

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K&N Air Filter Cleaner is the only cleaner formulated to clean K&N Filtercharger™ air filters with cotton media. The use of any other cleaning solution can void the filter's warranty, and quite possibly could damage the cotton material.
But then again, it is their site so they can say what they want.
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Kerosene or mineral spirits?

Works for foam air filters, not sure about cotton.
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I have 3 k & n filters. One is pre-clean and ready to install for when I have to clean a dirty filter. I use diluted dish soap and soak the whole filter for about a day then rinse with cool tap water till the water runs clear at the sink.
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same here, i have 2 jeeps and a diesel truck. the truck filter takes alot to get it clean.
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Brake cleaner.. Cleans everything.
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dawn dish soap works wonders
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dawn dish soap works wonders
next time i clean it i will try the dish soap, thanks guys
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Dish soap for the win but do not soak too long the rubber may be damaged.
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You could spend the $10 on the kit and have enough cleaner to last you a couple years....just sayin'.

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I would also recommend getting the aresol oil not the pump bottle.
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