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Old 10-25-2004, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an itg filter and have not cleaned it since i got my intake in july. how do you know when to clean your air filters?
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free bump, mainly because i have the exact same question, I have a regular cone shaped K&N filter, when should I "recharge" it? How many miles approx?

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K&N recommends to clean your air filter when it becomes visibly dirty or once a year, whichever comes first.

Don't know about other brands.
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Well.. with the ITG filter... first I'll say.. good choice on that sucker.. that is the best filter around.. in my opinion... I've been through a few... besides that... when take your fingers and sort of pinch the filter.. and you get a dirty colored oily substance on your fingers.... then its time to clean.. other than that... if it looks dirty.. clean it.. period...

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I clean my "green" filter every time I change my oil (every 5K miles)...but I don't live in a very dusty climate (if "dusty" can actually be considered a climate, I don't know...you know what I mean)
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