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Jerseydave
05-14-2012, 09:00 PM
I want to get a new K&N marine air filter for my LT-1.
Anyone know the best place to try?
I know the '94-newer air filter is a different shape, will it fit my '93?

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east tx skier
05-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Forgive my asking, but can't you just clean it and reoil? Looks dirty, but not destroyed.

Engine Nut
05-14-2012, 09:30 PM
It is not an air cleaner it is a Flame arrestor. If you need a new one, go to your dealer and have him order one from Indmar. You will get a Coast Guard approved flame arrestor, not an air cleaner.

mikeg205
05-14-2012, 09:47 PM
I think this is the same part

http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=59-4541

if it is...amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/59-4541-Flame-Arrestor/dp/B000AP1MYI

DemolitionMan
05-14-2012, 09:53 PM
I would just clean it.

Table Rocker
05-14-2012, 10:01 PM
This is what is on my '96 and I have no idea if it will fit a '93.

http://store.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=59-5020

http://www.amazon.com/59-5020-Flame-Arrestor/dp/B000AP8EU8/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1337043463&sr=1-1

Jerseydave
05-14-2012, 10:04 PM
http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=59-5020

Looks like this is the one, newer style which is fine.

Enginenut, I know it's a flame arrestor not just an automotive style filter but thanks. Some boat owners may not know the difference. Safety first, no one wants to explode! :D

Eastie, I could just clean and oil it but since it's 19 years old I'd feel better starting with a new one. Plus it's a bit bent-up here and there from the previous owner.
Wanna buy it? ;)

Jerseydave
05-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Tablerocker, looks like we were posting at the same time.

Thanks for that 2nd link......you just saved me about $14!

Table Rocker
05-14-2012, 10:08 PM
Tablerocker, looks like we were posting at the same time.

Thanks for that 2nd link......you just saved me about $14!
My pleasure.

east tx skier
05-14-2012, 10:13 PM
It is not an air cleaner it is a Flame arrestor. If you need a new one, go to your dealer and have him order one from Indmar. You will get a Coast Guard approved flame arrestor, not an air cleaner.

So you can't clean these like you can a K&N air filter?

east tx skier
05-14-2012, 10:14 PM
http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=59-5020

Looks like this is the one, newer style which is fine.

Enginenut, I know it's a flame arrestor not just an automotive style filter but thanks. Some boat owners may not know the difference. Safety first, no one wants to explode! :D

Eastie, I could just clean and oil it but since it's 19 years old I'd feel better starting with a new one. Plus it's a bit bent-up here and there from the previous owner.
Wanna buy it? ;)

No thanks. My 14 year old MPI 310 HP engine manufacturer fortunately put a fine metal flame arrestor on my boat. I just clean it with carb cleaner each fall and reinstall. :)

mikeg205
05-14-2012, 10:16 PM
No thanks. My 14 year old MPI 310 HP engine manufacturer fortunately put a fine metal flame arrestor on my boat. I just clean it with carb cleaner each fall and reinstall. :)

Bazinga!!!

Table Rocker
05-14-2012, 10:51 PM
So you can't clean these like you can a K&N air filter?You can. In the specs it says cotton gauze and tells the re-oiling amount. How do you apply 0.59 oz of oil? Under "accessories" it lists the service kit.

http://store.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=59-5020

east tx skier
05-15-2012, 12:28 PM
I'd only apply 0.54 oz. of oil to be on the safe side. The biggest problem with these on cars is people applying too much oil and screwing up the MAF sensor.

jakethebt
05-15-2012, 12:55 PM
So how do you clean and what does it mean to re-oil?

east tx skier
05-15-2012, 01:39 PM
Check youtube for cleaning K&N filters. There are kits at most autoparts stores with a cleaning solvent spray and an oil spray.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-15-2012, 01:49 PM
So how do you clean and what does it mean to re-oil?

This pretty much covers it. Just don't let your wife catch you doing this in the kitchen sink. Don't let her catch you with your combination wrenches in the dishwasher either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPb4XpiKIk4

mikeg205
05-15-2012, 03:06 PM
This pretty much covers it. Just don't let your wife catch you doing this in the kitchen sink. Don't let her catch you with your combination wrenches in the dishwasher either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPb4XpiKIk4

eash...too much work....love the wife warning... :)

Now I really like my metallic flame arrestor....

pram
05-15-2012, 04:23 PM
I was under the impression that the filter did not need to be cleaned or oiled for boating applications?

I have a FIPK on my truck that I clean, but it doesn't live in the water

thatsmrmastercraft
05-15-2012, 04:37 PM
I was under the impression that the filter did not need to be cleaned or oiled for boating applications?

I have a FIPK on my truck that I clean, but it doesn't live in the water

It's a filter.......not a perpetual motion machine.:rolleyes:

Table Rocker
05-15-2012, 04:50 PM
I cleaned mine over the winter and it was really dirt from the disintegrating foam on the motor box cover. I removed the foam, so it should stay pretty clean now. I don't anticipate having to clean it very often. It's not very dusty on the lake.

Yes, I cleaned it in the kitchen sink. Mr. MasterCraft, I am glad I am not the only one who uses the dishwasher as a part/tool washer. It's not good for aluminum though, still working on that. I try to get it emptied out before my wife finds it. "What's this in the dishwasher?", "Oh, that's mine."

Doug, I think I ended up with about 0.55 oz. of oil on there. I sprayed one of the pleats twice. :)

thatsmrmastercraft
05-15-2012, 04:52 PM
I cleaned mine over the winter and it was really dirt from the disintegrating foam on the motor box cover. I removed the foam, so it should stay pretty clean now. I don't anticipate having to clean it very often. It's not very dusty on the lake.

Yes, I cleaned it in the kitchen sink. Mr. MasterCraft, I am glad I am not the only one who uses the dishwasher as a part/tool washer. It's not good for aluminum though, still working on that. I try to get it emptied out before my wife finds it. "What's this in the dishwasher?", "Oh, that's mine."

Doug, I think I ended up with about 0.55 oz. of oil on there. I sprayed one of the pleats twice. :)

The dishwasher makes the wrenches look like new.

Probably pick up more dust while trailering than cruising across the lake.

east tx skier
05-15-2012, 05:37 PM
eash...too much work....love the wife warning... :)

Now I really like my metallic flame arrestor....

For what it's worth, clean your metallic flame arrestor. I clean mine every fall.

Jerseydave
05-15-2012, 09:45 PM
You guys crack me up!
Next garage I get I'm installing a dishwasher in it! :D

d2jp
05-15-2012, 09:59 PM
I bought a table top version (7 gallon) of this Omegasonic ultra sonic parts cleaner for my bike shop. Amazing what it can clean with soapy water and bubbles!
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/jay-leno/4212345

Table Rocker
05-15-2012, 10:22 PM
You guys crack me up!
Next garage I get I'm installing a dishwasher in it! :DDon't forget the oven. That powdercoating thread looked like fun.

mikeg205
05-15-2012, 11:06 PM
For what it's worth, clean your metallic flame arrestor. I clean mine every fall.

I do easttx....I wash my bilge.... I have the OCD way too much....I clean the plastic cover that goes over the flame arrestor being careful not to mess up 17 year old decals...lol:D:D:D:D

mikeg205
05-15-2012, 11:07 PM
Don't forget the oven. That powdercoating thread looked like fun.

I thought about that alot...and started checking craigs list ... now I need to think about a dishwasher too...QUIT ENABLING!!!!! lol.... :D:D:D:D:D

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 10:10 AM
I thought about that alot...and started checking craigs list ... now I need to think about a dishwasher too...QUIT ENABLING!!!!! lol.... :D:D:D:D:D

Fridge too, or do you already have one in the garage?

GT500 MC
05-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Fridge too, or do you already have one in the garage?

Better have a fridge already, those are standard issue in a garage. :D

CCAnderson
05-21-2012, 01:39 PM
If anyone really wants to replace their K&N I recommend calling K&N directly and asking for James Heck (a fellow Mastercraft fan). I had to replace mine becaue the old unit made a loud whistling noise due to issues caused by the previous owner.

Some of the units used on Mastercraft are special molds like used on the 330hp LTR and are not found online or inthe stores. James found the right part number and hooked me up with a discount and free shipping.