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Old 04-10-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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I pulled out my K&N today with the intention of cleaning it, and after rinsing the thing with cleaning fluid and moving forward to re-oil it, I ran out of oil from the spray can mid-way (I had used it once before). It's pink/white colored and I feel like I only got one side and a half done.

My question is - will it be ok for me to throw it back in the car and finish the job later when I can get another recharger kit? Or would it be better for me to go find the nearest subaru dealer and pick up a stock filter for now? Anyone have an extra they don't mind dropping off to me in Belmont if so? Thanks guys!
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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im sure you'll be fine, its half clean which is better than completly dirty right..
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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No it's completely clean - I just wasn't able to fully apply the oil onto it thoroughly because the spray can ran out :-p
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Old 04-10-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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If it was me I'd throw the old stock filter in there instead of using the half-oiled K&N. If you don't have the stock filter anymore, go out and buy a Fram, etc. just to have as a spare and use until you can get more of the oil. I run K&N filters in our other two vehicles and have oil, but the ride is a little far for me.
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Old 04-10-2004, 06:59 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I don't have the old stock one - I got rid of it years ago :-p

I'll run out to a shop tomorrow and pick up a Fram then, thanks for the advice :-)
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:07 PM   #6
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You could just go out and pick up a recharger kit, I see them in auto stores all the time.
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:11 PM   #7
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You could just go out and pick up a recharger kit, I see them in auto stores all the time.
lol, never thought I'd see one at an auto store - I ordered mine from an online site last time :-) I'll have to check into that!
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:18 PM   #8
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youre probably fine, you dont want to oil both sides anyways. You should just oil the bottom side of the filter (as it sits in the airbox). Most people over oil., Just let it sit overnight with the oiled side up and let the filter wick the oil thru, maybe even sandwich between 2 paper towels to collect the runoff. If the filter is even slightly pink then youre ok for now.

I just did mine last week. you can come by my house if you want a hand (or opinion). im in medfah..
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:37 PM   #9
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lol, never thought I'd see one at an auto store - I ordered mine from an online site last time :-) I'll have to check into that!
Let me rephrase, I've seen the bottles of K&N oil sold in auto stores, I don't recall seeing the entire recharge kit.
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:03 PM   #10
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youre probably fine, you dont want to oil both sides anyways. You should just oil the bottom side of the filter (as it sits in the airbox). Most people over oil., Just let it sit overnight with the oiled side up and let the filter wick the oil thru, maybe even sandwich between 2 paper towels to collect the runoff. If the filter is even slightly pink then youre ok for now.

I just did mine last week. you can come by my house if you want a hand (or opinion). im in medfah..
Thanks for the advice - I attached a picture of it (sometimes I forget I even own a digicam). I'll try to find a K&N Spray Can at a few local auto shops, otherwise I'll grab a Fram until I order another can.

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Old 04-10-2004, 08:04 PM   #11
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Let me rephrase, I've seen the bottles of K&N oil sold in auto stores, I don't recall seeing the entire recharge kit.
no they have them everywhere. autozone for sure has it, I've seen it at the one in waltham and natic for about 15 bucks
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #12
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you can get recharge kit easily at most auto stores.
If you are using half a can of oil per oiling you either have a 40 foot tall wrx with a huge airfilter or are using waaaaaay too much oil.
You know the oil can get into the cylinder.
You should use one or two liberal passes per pleat.
I always keep a stock filter (20$) handy just in case.
Well I'll shut up now.
And i would drive on it.....
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:10 PM   #13
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you can get recharge kit easily at most auto stores.
If you are using half a can of oil per oiling you either have a 40 foot tall wrx with a huge airfilter or are using waaaaaay too much oil.
You know the oil can get into the cylinder.
You should use one or two liberal passes per pleat.
I always keep a stock filter (20$) handy just in case.
Well I'll shut up now.
And i would drive on it.....
Ok then I am using too much. The instructions say to reapply anywhere that you see white...

Sorry for the newb post guys - I'm sure that it's not the most appreciated thread by all the local pros :-p But I really appreciate the advice I am getting here.
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #14
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I pulled out my K&N today with the intention of cleaning it, and after rinsing the thing with cleaning fluid and moving forward to re-oil it, I ran out of oil from the spray can mid-way (I had used it once before). It's pink/white colored and I feel like I only got one side and a half done.

My question is - will it be ok for me to throw it back in the car and finish the job later when I can get another recharger kit? Or would it be better for me to go find the nearest subaru dealer and pick up a stock filter for now? Anyone have an extra they don't mind dropping off to me in Belmont if so? Thanks guys!
If you can wait till monday I'll give you my kit. I have an extra one laying around. I don't use k&N filters anymore so its useless to me
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:42 PM   #15
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also...
try to oil only from the bottom side so it sucks the oil in.
Don't coat the back.
After I oil it I take a rag and dry off all oil that is on the rubber frame.
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oh and if you are seeing white: how long did you let it dry or how dry was it? if its still moist it wont absorb oil except where the dry spots are.
Check it out again after its dry....
I have noticed if i let it sit overnight and get really dry it sucks the oil up. Just like my gf.....
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:48 AM   #16
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Thanks for all of the help guys :-) I found a recharge kit at the Watertown VIP Discount Auto (Auto Zone didn't have it unless I wanted to drive to Waltham).

I had left the filter drying over night and when I resprayed it (bottom only, per the experts here) with the new kit, it soaked everything up real nice!

Thanks again!
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:57 AM   #17
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From the K&N Cleaning Instruction page: http://www.knfilters.com/clningins.htm

12. PERFORMANCE HINTS
1) Service every 50,000 -100,000 miles on street driven applications.
2) Service often in off-road or heavy dust conditions or when air filter reaches 18" of restrictions.
3) Let the dirt "build-up" work for you; it will not hurt the performance and actually help filter the air.

You really shouldn't have to clean it that often.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:01 AM   #18
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I do mine with every 30k mile service.

Follow the directions on the can.

I find that the can usually loses it's aerosol capabilities before the can gets emptied (I've been using these filters since the 70's). A helpful trick is to stand on the can to get a bit of pressure going. Usually enough for one oiling. Next 30k miles try it again. If it doesn't work, bend the can back and forth to create a small hole. Usually enough oil for that oiling.

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Old 04-12-2004, 11:34 AM   #19
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KC, about the dusty road conditions, is Route 3 North considered off-road?

Jack, that's exactly what happened to my can - it had oil but no aerosol capability left over. It was just streaming out My 60k mile service is tomorrow, which is why I am doing it also. The last time I did it was when I got my 30k mile service, or close to it.
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