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Old 04-03-2011, 12:33 AM
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Cleaning MCX air Fliter?

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???

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:19 AM
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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
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:42 AM
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dawn dish soap and spray oil (Pam) will work in a pinch
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Thanks for the replys.

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

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



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Old 04-05-2011, 12:59 PM
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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?
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:08 PM
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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?



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Old 04-05-2011, 03:41 PM
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Pep Boys also has the kit.I payed $11.00 for it.Followed the instructions and it looks good as new.
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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.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:29 PM
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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?
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