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Alezone
07-26-2004, 05:10 AM
If you have one that you can wash... how often do you wash it?

just washed mine tonight, haven't washed since winter ended... it'll breathe better now.

Justin e36
07-26-2004, 11:08 AM
did you notice any difference?.. i'm washing mine 2nite actually... i haven't washed it yet, and I bought my intake 2nd hand.. not sure how many KM were put on it before I got it.

BMW_M52_M20
07-26-2004, 12:05 PM
I just go by when it looks dirty, usually clean it when I do an oil change, but then again, I drive at the cottage a lot with dusty roads, so it does get dirty fairly quick.

Jay

Alezone
07-26-2004, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by Justin e36
did you notice any difference?...

hm... i THINK it breathes better... haha~ and it sounds better, that's for sure.

bmdoubleya
07-26-2004, 06:07 PM
Every 2 weeks..:P You will notice a difference ..

STALKER
07-26-2004, 06:26 PM
I have a K&N in the Gruppe M. Once a year, usually after winter. Your not suppose to wash them that often.

hioctane
07-26-2004, 07:25 PM
^^ I've heard the same. There is no need to wash it more than that unless you go mudding on weekends.

*also, remember to spray it with the oil after you've clean it!

bmdoubleya
07-26-2004, 08:21 PM
I clean it that often for performance.. And it hurts nothing...

STALKER
07-26-2004, 08:25 PM
cleaning it often does, actually. A little dirt on it actually makes is work better from what I have heard and read in numerous articles. It helps get better filtration.