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hey guys i haven't cleaned my steeda cone filter at all for my intake in my car since installing it. i was going to go ahead and do it while i was home for the holidays before heading back to school. I have the k&n recharge kit that i got from autozone a couple years ago. my filter is blue as you all know and i heard that if i use the k&n oil it'll turn red. i don't think its a huge deal but would you guys recommend doing this? or should i just go ahead and get the steeda cleaning kit? thanks
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No, not yet. Just got a bunch of money for Christmas, so I am about to buy the tuner. Turns out my wife thought I would have already just gone out and bought the tuner by now... well, crap. Getting excited though!
Vehicle: 2012 GT, MT82, 3.73's. Borla S Type , Steeda tuned
Location: Decatur AL
Looks to me like youy let your wife down! After 23 years, my wife just thinks I am crazy. She once told me that I could not buy a lawn mower without doing something to it. I once made the mistake about "totaling the costs" for her 4 dogs. Big mistake on my part. Good luck with the tuner / custom tunes. Let me know how it turns out for you.
Never compare the wife's dog cost to your car cost. Accept that money comes in and money goes out. As long as there is no negative balance, let it be. As for the OP, K&N will change color, not performance. Just be sure it needs to be cleaned, and you spend the time to do it right.
Red '06 Mustang GT Premium, Red leather, MRT Aluminum louvers, side window louvers, rear deck lid blackout, shorty antenna, 12 disc CD player, window tint, JLT 3 w/ Dyno tune, Agent 47 mirrors, 18"x 9" Voxx Bullit replica wheels.
will do. thanks for the words guys. are there any good instructional videos that you have seen to do it right? i don't want to mess anything up. car has 78k miles on it and still runs strong as ever, like to keep it that way as long as i can.
nevermind got a link to cleaning the filter successfully. how long do i need to let it "naturally dry?" just leaving it in my garage right now to dry off since its rainy and cold outside. might go ahead and bring it into the kitchen and set it down there
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Most any filter oil will do the job. Just use a good degreaser and hot water a few times and then be sure to let it air dry a good 24 hours (12 or so if you can get some airflow on it). DO NOT use compressed air to clean or dry it.
Best to use a sprayer for the oil. A few light coats, giving about 1/2 hour for each coat to spread, should do it.
thanks for the help guys. i should've waited to read your answers beforehand but i had to head out to a dinner last night and my car was the only one at home. i let it dry a couple of ours and i think i might've over oiled it because it was dripping a lot. its installed and the car actually feels like its picked up some hp as weird as that sounds
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