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Old 03-10-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default SPT air filter cleaning?

Just wounding if anyone knows of the top of their head what cleaning solution and oil spt recommends for their air filters?
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:24 AM   #2
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I have never heard of a cleaning solution for the SPT intake filter. Not saying that there isn't one. All the material I have seen said that the filter for the SPT intake is a throw away. Now you may be able to use the same solution that K&N uses, neverthelss, I would consult with a Subaru dealer..
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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I'm almost positive the SPT is a dry filter, therefore you'll need a new one. I used to have one and it didn't appear to be oiled.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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Get either an AEM dryflow or a true K&N filter that can be cleaned.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:21 PM   #5
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just spoke to parts at Jim Keras subaru, and he said most guys use K&N cleaning fluid. He has never sold a replacement. Take that for what it is worth
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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Do they just clean it, and let it dry? Or do they oil it after also?
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #7
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i have the k&n but have always washed it with a detergent (409 or similar). i know this is not prefered but is it a bad idea? i do use the k&n oil after its dry.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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I too am curious to this question. I have a spt intake with about 4000 miles on it. time for a cleaning..... any good way to clean it or should i just buy a k/n filter? also will it fit the spt intake. Guess just a 3inch cone right?
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:44 PM   #9
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if you find a P/N let me know,and what you wind up paying. i need to replace mine, and dont think i am going to risk doing it wrong (oiling that is) - will buy either a new SPT or KN.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #10
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from subaru genuine parts "SPT 4-layer cotton gauze filter". Now they sell a replacement filter but if its cotton (same as a k&n) it should be able to be cleaned, dried, and reoiled just like a k&n.

I have a feeling the reason they sell replacement filters but not "recharge" kits is $$$...if your that worried about it just buy a k&n
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:57 PM   #11
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i want to put this another way. Has anyone cleaned theirs? The SPT that is
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Nope...you're not supposed to clean them. I'm having the same issue right now..i can't spend 35 bucks on a new SPT filter everytime. I want to just get a K&N filter, but i don't know what size. If anyone knows let me know b/c i heard there are diameter differences. But as far as someone cleaning their SPT filter, i dont think anyone has done it b/c subaru recommends that you don't.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:16 PM   #13
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Note that if you go to a K&N or any other type filter

and blow your MAF

subaru will not cover this for you as you swapped to a non OE style filter

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:28 PM   #14
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I realize that^, thats why i bought a new one. Going to attempt to clean the old one and see how it turns out.
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cool! keep us posted..
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phoenix, did you get a chance to try and clean the filter yet?
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:09 AM   #17
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its sitting on my bench.. had x3 18 hr days this week, plus a newborn who doesnt like sleep, so i am trying to get to it.. will try this week.. sorry guys.. air filter isnt high on the priority list right now, but i will post when i get to it this week.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:46 PM   #18
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I'm in this boat too, I'd like to throw an AEM dry flow filter on there if I can get one in the correct size.
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Note that if you go to a K&N or any other type filter

and blow your MAF

subaru will not cover this for you as you swapped to a non OE style filter

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What are the chances of blowing your MAF if you threw on a K&N filter? Just wondering...
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What are the chances of blowing your MAF if you threw on a K&N filter? Just wondering...
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it's been quite a common occurrence unfortunately


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Old 04-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #21
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it's been quite a common occurrence unfortunately


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So if somebody uses a K&N filter.. a regular MAF cleaning would take care of the problem?
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So if somebody uses a K&N filter.. a regular MAF cleaning would take care of the problem?
no....

once the sensor droplet of the maf has been damaged
no cleaning in the world will fix it.
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Wait, are we talking about an SPT drop-in, or the SPT Cone Filter? Just curious, as I just installed my SPT Intake.

and FWIW, I ran a K&N filter in my stock box for about 80K miles, only cleaned it once and let it dry overnight as instructed by K&N. No MAF problems (besides the fact that my car stopped boosting because it was really dirty and I hadn't ever thought to clean it)
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i bought a replacement filter at SubaruGenuineParts .
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Subie Gal is saying that if u replace the SPT cone filter with a K & N cone filter on the SPT intake you can damage your MAF....what about if you replace your OEM panel filter with a K&N panel filter? will that do the same damage to the MAF?
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