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S & B maintenance intervals?

Hello all,

Just wondering because I have found a definitive answer...what is the "recommended" interval between cleaning and re-oiling an S&B filter. Have only had mine on for a few hundred miles, but wanted to know before I'm way past. Mostly highway, low dust, and some occasional field work (summer haying season is upon us)!!

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Got this from the S&B website:

The cleaning interval will depend on your driving conditions. We recommend that you inspect your filter every oil change or 6,000 miles. If debris has built up on your filter equal to the height of the wire mesh, your filter should be cleaned and oiled. Servicing your filter more frequently will result in better performance. At a minimum, the air filter should be properly serviced using a Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit every 12,000 miles.
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That's why I love this site!! My work computer won't let me get to a lot of performance sites and you all get me the answers faster than I can turn my computer on at home! Thanks.

That helps and I just changed oil and fuel filters this past weekend. Air filter still looks as good as the day I took it out of the box. But I will put that info in the back of my head!


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Like they recommend, just keep an eye on the filter. When it looks dirty ie. pleats are getting debris in them and you cant see the wire mesh in some places, its time to clean it. There is no set mileage where you know you its time to change since everyones environment is different. Also, if you have the dry filter, it can be blown out with a compressor a few times before you replace it. Be careful not to tear the pleats though with too much air pressure.



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how do you reccomend cleaning the pleats out without messing up the wire mesh? i always get bugs and crap built up in there.

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I do mine every other oil change. At 10k it is usually looking pretty dirty, but I live and work on dirt roads.

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Blackcloud2k...do you live right in Fort Collins? I grew up in Craig over on the west side. Not too many people know where that is at. Just curious. Truck looks great.



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I use low air pressure to blow out bugs and larger debree. Blowing across the filter, not at it. Never use high pressure or blow directly at the filter

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I use a shop vac.

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I use a shop vac.
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