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TOO-TALL
04-03-2011, 12:33 AM
I have a 2003 X2 with the MCX.Was looking at the motor today after I got home from the lake and the Air filter is really dirty.
What should I use to clean it???

Thanks

smoketu
04-03-2011, 08:19 AM
If it's the K and N like my '04 MCX, I use the kit they make. K and N actually sells a spray cleaner and liquid oil for after. Generally, I will remove it and cover the opening with a rag or zip lock. You should gently tap out any loose debris from the surface first. Then liberally spray entire pleat, outside of course, with filter cleaner spray. Let it sit for 10-15 mins then rinse from inside to out with tap water. You can let it air dry for awhile outside then oil each pleat with squeeze bottle from kit. I would assume any local auto parts will carry something like this even if its not the K and N name brand.http://www.knfilters.com/images/l/99-5050.jpg

1redTA
04-03-2011, 08:42 AM
dawn dish soap and spray oil (Pam) will work in a pinch

TOO-TALL
04-03-2011, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the replys.

I found the cleaning kit at auto zone today.
The filter was very,very dirty.

TX.X-30 fan
04-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the replys.

I found the cleaning kit at auto zone today.
The filter was very,very dirty.




Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

Thrall
04-05-2011, 12:59 PM
How does the air filter get that dirty? How many hrs on the engine?
After 13 years and 500 hrs on my PS 190, the K&N looked just about like the one on my 06 with 48hrs on it.
Do you boat in alot of dusty conditions?:confused:

TX.X-30 fan
04-05-2011, 02:08 PM
How does the air filter get that dirty? How many hrs on the engine?
After 13 years and 500 hrs on my PS 190, the K&N looked just about like the one on my 06 with 48hrs on it.
Do you boat in alot of dusty conditions?:confused:




Air all air is full of tiny particles of dust and pollen and everything else.

acornellier
04-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Pep Boys also has the kit.I payed $11.00 for it.Followed the instructions and it looks good as new.

TOO-TALL
04-05-2011, 10:10 PM
Yeah, I was surprised how dirty it had got'n.
Filter had lint type particales on it.When I rinsed with water dirt just ran out of the filter.

Willski
04-05-2011, 10:29 PM
Yeah, I was surprised how dirty it had got'n.
Filter had lint type particales on it.When I rinsed with water dirt just ran out of the filter.

You boat on a dirt road?

TOO-TALL
04-05-2011, 10:56 PM
You boat on a dirt road?


Hah.....Too hard on props.