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K&N Air Filter Cleaning Instructions

K&N Air Filter Cleaning is as follows:

IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO USE ANY OTHER CLEANING SOLUTION BECAUSE IT COULD DAMAGE THE FILTER

1. APPLY CLEANER (SEE FIGURE 1)

  • Spray cleaner onto both sides of air filter until saturated
  • Allow cleaner to soak into both sides of filter for 10 minutes
  • Do not let cleaner dry on air filter

2. RINSE (SEE FIGURE 2)

  • Rinse of entire air filter with cool low-pressure water
  • Continue to rinse until dirt and cleaner is gone
  • It may be necessary to repeate steps 1 and 2

3. DRY

  • Gently shake of excess water and allow filter to dry naturally
  • Do not proceed until the filter is completely dry

4. OILING (SEE STEP 3)

  • Apply K&N Air Filter Oil liberally to the dirty side of the filter only
  • If using a K&N squeeze bottle, squeeze bead of oil along the crown of each pleat using the lip on the squeeze bottle tip as a guide
  • If using a K&N aerosol spray, spray an even amount of oil along the crown of each pleat.
  • Wait 20 minutes for the oil to be absorbed into the filter media
  • Touch up any lighter areas on either side of filter until there is a red color at all areas

Apply K&N Cleaner to Air Filter
Step 1

Rinse K&N Air Filter
Step 2

Apply Oil to K&N Filter
Step 3

To determine the amount of oil needed for your filter, enter your filter's K&N part number in the Search by Part box on our Application Search Page.  If you don't know the part number you can look it up on the same page.

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