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post #1 of 22 Old 10-12-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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cleaning aFe filter

ok guys, my air filter is starting to look pretty dirty. will that factory sensor still let me know when its time to clean it?


When the time comes how do i clean my filter? I have the aFe stage II with the proguard 7 filter. since its a dry filter, i have no idea how.

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I blow out mine with air, then vaccum it.



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I blow out mine with air, then vaccum it.
alrighty, simple enough haha!

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Hey guys I am no expert but the AFe Pro Guard 7 is NOT a dry filter it takes oil. I have one and my does take oil. Besides you should have gotten some instuctions on how to clean your filter when you bought it.
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Hey guys I am no expert but the AFe Pro Guard 7 is NOT a dry filter it takes oil. I have one and my does take oil. Besides you should have gotten some instuctions on how to clean your filter when you bought it.
it may have had instructions but i dont have them.
if it turns out it is not a dry filter i am going to be a little confused...an oil filter on a diesel is a big no no....it sucks so much air that it will suck the oil through the filter...and aFe makes one of the best intakes on the market...

i hope im right lol....

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Proguard 7 is an oiled filter...plenty of high hp trucks run it with no problems
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Proguard 7 is an oiled filter...plenty of high hp trucks run it with no problems
damn i hate being wrong.
I know the pg7 and the aFe setup is great, i trust it. but ive just read so much about how oiled filters are bad. but you learn somethin everyday.

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i have a AFE stage 2 Pro dry. So far I'v tapped it to loosen the dirt and then Vacum it.

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I blow out mine with air, then vaccum it.
Blowing air through it is a BAD idea. You're going to ruin your filter. It is a gauze filter, and is not designed to take compressed air.(neither is paper)


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Hey guys I am no expert but the AFe Pro Guard 7 is NOT a dry filter it takes oil. I have one and my does take oil. Besides you should have gotten some instuctions on how to clean your filter when you bought it.
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Proguard 7 is an oiled filter...plenty of high hp trucks run it with no problems
^Both right.....

As far as cleaning it goes, you need to buy a recharge kit for it. It comes with a cleaner and the oil. Spray the cleaner on the filter. Let it soak in. Wash it from the inside out with a garden hose with no nozzle on it. You can also wash the outside of it with the hose. Do not use any high pressure on it. They are too expensive to ruin, and so is your motor. Then let in dry out on it's own. That means no heat and no fan. It takes a while. Then oil it per instuctions that come with the recharge kit. Let that soak in. Re-install filter.This is the right way to do it, and variations you put in is your choice.
Its not for everyone, but I keep two filters. One is always clean. When it is time to clean the one in the truck, I oil the clean one in the shop, and put it in the truck. Then I can takemy time cleaning the dirty one and letting it dry on its its own, and I'm not rushing to put it back in the truck while still wet, or not ready.

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I got that same filter thought it was a dry also. Whoops! I gotta go and get another filter and switch them also.
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