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What store sells Foam Filter Oil?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tony Tovar, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Tony Tovar

    Tony Tovar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Hello so I was just wondering what store (for example: Home Depot, Lowes) has Foam Filter Oil that you can buy in person? Because I've been checking all around my area in virtually every store to try and find the special foam filter oil and yeah I can't seem to find it... I'm planning on cleaning the foam filter on my Husqvarna 150bt Leaf Blower because it's got some crud on it after a few hours of use. Worst case I will just order some online but yeah I'm trying to see if a store has it in person. The owner's manual says to use "special foam filter oil" and not regular car motor oil because car oil just leaks to the bottom... anyways thanks for the info.
  2. TomH&H

    TomH&H LawnSite Member
    Male, from Coopersburg, PA
    Messages: 216

    Check with your Husqvarna dealer, or a dirtbike shop. I always used motor oil on foam filters, but I know it's not the best. K&N air filter conditioning oil might work too. You can get that at Walmart or NAPA/Advance/Auto Zone.
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,955

    Look, ya don't need no stinkin' "foam filter oil", what fer ?
    As was mentioned, regular motor oil works great. Just squeeze the excess outta the foam. I wrap it in a rag while squeezin'.
    All ya really gotta do is scrape the crud off the dirty filter and re-install it.
    Not a big deal.
  4. Jasburrito

    Jasburrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Buy the foam filter cleaner. Use that. Then rinse with soap and water. Put dry filter in plastic bag. Add correct oil. Sqeeze off oil in bag. The correct oil is sticky and water resistant. Buy at atv/snowmobile/motorcycle shop. I have been using the same big bottle made by maxxim for 15 years. Use the correct oil.
    Tony Tovar likes this.
  5. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,378

    Dawn dish soap, brush or hand...compressed air dry...motor oil and done
  6. properlandscaping

    properlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

  7. OP
    Tony Tovar

    Tony Tovar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks everyone for the replies. So apparently it isn't super important what oil you use haha... well before a bunch of people started replying I ended up ordering Uni Foam Filter Oil 16oz for like $13.75... once it runs out most likely I'll just use motor oil lol
    properlandscaping likes this.
  8. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,614

    Foam filter oil is much much stickier than regular oil and I use it on all my engines that require oiled filters.
    zlandman and Tony Tovar like this.
  9. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,955

    'Bout the only thing "foam filter oil " sticks to is the money in yer wallet.
    But if it makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside...
    Nredo, Walker56, AlohaMowing and 4 others like this.
  10. Jasburrito

    Jasburrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    When you use exspensive engines it a good idea to use the best foam filter oil. Also helps keep water out of engine. There no argument that wins out on using the wrong oil. But if your engine is worth 15 dollars than ya skip it.
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