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How often or miles do you guys wait before cleaning your tymar style filter. was wondering if I should it doesnt look dirty but im sure it is. Do yall just blow them out. how would you go about cleaning it. Its been about 10,000 miles and 4 monthes hoping this will improve mpg.

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Yeah I suppose blowing it off with some air wouldn't hurt. I think thats probobly the only way you can do it without replacing. I have 12,000 miles on mine, but I don't see dusty conditions only the pavement for mine. I probobly will change out around 20-25 thousand

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Yeah ill figure mine might have gotten dirty during hunting season. So ill do it ansee if there is a diff.

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For me it`s just part of the yearly maintenance cost. I`ll drive it 15,000 miles in non dusty conditions etc. sooner if not, then change it out with a new one. Personally I would not want to loosen up dirt that is already seated in the filter. Have a good one.

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I just blow it from the inside out.
The last time I did it the inside looked clean and I couldn't see anything on the intake tube. A lot of dust came out of the filter and I didn't notice a difference in how it ran afterward. I think it takes major dust to need replacement. I'll probably just keep an eye on it and replace whenever convenient on my wallet.
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I blew mine out today and took a small trip and calculated my milege it used to be around 9 and know it jumped to 14.5. so i will be keeping it clean for know on. Im pretty happy.

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I blow out my filters on all my equipment every morning before work. Keeping them clean is a must. I do the same on my truck about once a month.


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Our local napa can take filters and send them off to be cleaned. And if they dont meet the standards they throw the filter out. They only charge you if it is a good filter that can be used again. No charge if it gets thrown out.

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I just blow it from the inside out.
The last time I did it the inside looked clean and I couldn't see anything on the intake tube. A lot of dust came out of the filter and I didn't notice a difference in how it ran afterward. I think it takes major dust to need replacement. I'll probably just keep an eye on it and replace whenever convenient on my wallet.
I notice a big difference when i change my filters. But i do farm work. So i am always in the dust. We put up a lot of hay. I am sure the hay dust is hell on filters.

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