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View Poll Results: How long do you dry your air fliter for?
I don't 1 7.69%
I shake it off well, that's it 3 23.08%
Option 2 + 1-2 hours 2 15.38%
Option 2+ 3+ hours 7 53.85%
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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How long do you dry your air filter after cleaning?

Well, I just cleaned mine, and remembered that I gave it a nights duration last time I cleaned it... I would like to drive my car later if possible.

So, how long do you dry your filter for?
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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Last week I finally cleaned mine.

What I do is hold on to it really tight and flail it around so that all the water comes out. Makes you tired, but takes 15 minutes tops. I had my little brother use his small hands to wipe the excess water inside the filter though.

I knew that there was still SOME water in it, so after I put it back on I just made sure not to press the gas more than 50% in, so that the water doesn't get sucked in. Given the summer season, it only took a few hours after that to dry completely.

No problems whatsoever. Filter's great, too.
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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Well, after 1 hour...getting fairly dry...will void filter warranty if i don't let it air dry :-P

You're really brave putting it back on a little damp...

I just shook mine off again and it was more wet than I thought.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:13 PM   #4
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i let it dry overnight
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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Well, after looking at mine again, about 1.5 hours after cleaning, I feel it is relatively dry, and will put it back on for a ~1 mile ride to the grocery store.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:28 PM   #6
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i let it dry overnight
Same here, just to be safe.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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I shake it off, and let it sit all night. No hurry when I'm cleaning it.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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when i use to have a cai, i cleaned it and than shook the water off. put it back on and let it dry on the intake. could be bad if water dripped into the intake but i had no problems.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:32 PM   #9
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over night is best. aren't you supposed to spray some oil on after it dries?
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:18 PM   #10
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over night is best. aren't you supposed to spray some oil on after it dries?
Yes.

Is everyone just washing it with water?

If so, and it's a filter that requires oil, then it isn't going to do you much good.
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:22 PM   #11
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I have the K&N cleaner and oil...
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #12
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I have the K&N cleaner and oil...
yup, best way to go.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:11 PM   #13
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I buy a new one. Hooray for stock and paper.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:33 PM   #14
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I let it dry overnight, then I use the recharger spray, let it sit another 15 min, and make sure the oil spread evenly
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:26 PM   #15
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I shake it off, and let it sit all night. No hurry when I'm cleaning it.
I hate working on my car at night, as I tend to be tired and lose things, so I usually do maintenance during the day. Plus my Celi is my only car and I'm busy almost every day, so I'm always in somewhat of a hurry.

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aren't you supposed to spray some oil on after it dries?
Yes.

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Old 06-07-2006, 10:49 PM   #16
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^^ working at night on cars is a b****, you can't see anything
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:05 AM   #17
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Nice sig.
Thank-you. I tried to capture everything in that shot.
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