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Air Filter Maintenance

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BeautifulBlooms, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    When cleaning foam air filter for 2 cycle engines, how do you clean them. Can you soak them in soapy water, or I also heard the filter should be soaked in something other than soapy water?

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Blow em with air or soak em down,i don't soak em in oil some do.
  3. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 70

    I've cleaned the oily dirty air filters with hot soapy water , gasoline , and kerosene . Then dry and reoil the filter with 30wt oil , transmission oil or you can buy special oil for foam air filters .

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