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Old 07-18-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question perrin intake filter cleaning??

i was just wondering if i can clean my perrin intake filter with a K&N intake cleaner that i can get at my local auto parts or do i have to us the perrin cleaner in order to clean it??
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Perrin is an oil based filter, so I don't see why not (but I am not sure).

You also have the option of buying a replacement filter, and I believe K&N and Amsoil both make filters that would be the correct size.

Edit: or you could just order the Perrin Cleaning Kit online.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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I have to do the same thing right now...er this weekend...and I'm getting the Perrin Cleaning kit. From what it says...

[Perrin Foam Filter Cleaning Kit:

The Perrin cleaner spray will quickly strip away the grease and dirt, yet won't damage the air filter element. Just spray it on, let it soak and rinse it off with regular tap water. Air dry and then use the spray on filter oil to recharge the filter. Simple and easy. This two piece kit includes aerosol cleaner and spray oil. ]


guessing a foam cleaner is recommended for the perrin since the K&N might be a little more harsh...but that's just IMO. $13-$15 online...prob worth it since replacing a NEW Perrin filter is like $50-60.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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Perrin's sheet of paper that came in the box with the paper said NOT to use other cleaners/oils meant for cotton guaze filters like K&N.

Anyway, I bought the cleaning kit with mine, but it's not "Perrin" brand. I will post the brand and S/N later tonight when I get home...you might be able to find it somewhere else.

EDIT: BTW, anyone getting dirty MAFs using this filter? I have always erred on the side of using too little oil with my previous K&Ns. But the Perrin was drenched in oil out of the box, so I wrapped it in clean shop towels and put a 25lb weight on it to try to absorb the excess oil.
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anyone know where there is a detailed description on doing this work on the ram intake? and also for cleaning the maf. I had to clean my filthy old perrin filter that does not come apart and its sounding like the directions that came with it (the uni foam filter cleaning kit) are absolutely wrong. i sprayed it down with the cleaner and then rinsed it from the inside and out. now i am reading that you dont want to rinse from the outside because dirty water could get in. also it said to make absolutely sure that the whole thing was oiled inside and out. Now i think i oiled the heck out of it way too much. I am waiting for the oil to dry but thinking about taking a towel to it to get some of the excess off, although i cannot really get my big paw inside of it to wipe the excess away inside it. i am trying to autocross this thing tomorrow. am i screwed?
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