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Old 03-03-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Is it safe to use a cone filter without oiling it??

Just bought a new cone air filter today for 30$$ The guy who sold it to me said to never oil it cause it will degrade the filter.

He said he just replaces his every 6 months and never oils it

Is this such a bad thing to not oil the cone??
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
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Any decent filter will come pre-oiled.
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:12 AM   #3
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Do you have a cone filter??
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:53 AM   #4
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Yup, a K&N.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:58 AM   #5
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How often to you clean and oil it?? and would you ever put back on your car wothout oil??
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:59 AM   #6
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I've only had it in for a max of 10k, I haven't cleaned it yet. I would always oil it before I re-install it.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:25 PM   #7
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I clean mine about every year, and without the oil its useless. The size of particles that can get through a non oiled filter will be pretty bad for the car....the oil traps the particles on the gauze. If you look at the difference between a standard paper type of filter and compare it to a non oiled K&N you can see just how much less dense the K&N is, this is because the oil on the K&N works to trap most of the dirt and dust.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:27 PM   #8
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^^^ Keep in mind thats just with K&N, I don't know about other brands, but I would assume they are the same as long as they are the gauze type. Foam type cone filters are different I think.
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