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Looking for easier way to oil air filter sponge.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lasher66, May 14, 2005.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    Just wondering if any of you guys have an easy way to oil the sponge that goes around air filters? I just get sick of pouring oil right on the sponge and then ring out as much as possible, it gets very messy. Any tips would be helpful. thanks

  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,884

    Just spray some W-D 40 on it
  3. cndhaines

    cndhaines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    put it in a plastic bag then add oil seal the bag and man handle it for a minute then u have a good n oiled filter that u can throw in your tool box for later

  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    The bag, that's the way I used to oil my dirtbike filters too. Oil it while it's in the bag, seal it up and work the filter to the top and "fondle it". The excess oil will settle to the bottom and you can get the filter out without spilling oil. The great thing? Seal the bag up and reuse it next time.
  5. egbaker

    egbaker LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 24

    Amsoil makes the super tacky oil for their oil filters. They have squeze dispensing bottles and spray cans.
    This oil is super for trapping dirt, but when you get it dirty the best way to clean it is with dish detergent and a good "squeezing" again. Still a messy job but no filtration is better except maybe the oil bath type found on old cars.
  6. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    wd-40 as well here
  7. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    We keep a box of 500 disposable gloves, like the ones the sandwich artists wear, for this very purpose.

    DFW Area Landscaper
  8. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    Some great ideas. I didnt know you could use wd-40. That seems the easiest if it works just as good. I will give it a try.

  9. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    say WHAT?....sandwich artist ? lol ;)

    kenny :waving:
  10. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    wd 40 does work well but go to the local motorcycle shop and get some air filter oil, works much better along with the air filter cleaner. Just talking about the pre cleaner filter not the paper filter.

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