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post #1 of 24 Old 06-14-2011, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Air Cleaner: Oil / Cleaner

I have been using No-Toil air cleaner oil and cleaner but... what are you using? What do you do when you clean your air cleaner while traveling?

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-14-2011, 01:41 AM
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I use Dawn and really hot water (just a stock air filter on mine). My travels don't generally exceed an oil change interval, but I've used the wee bottle of Dawn that cleans the dishes and I carry a similar bottle of oil on desert trips. I can't remember what the name of the oil is right now - got it from Buster.

Keep thinking I should get a spare filter and carry it with me, all oiled up and ready to go.
Haven't got past the thinking part...

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I have done it many ways. Soap. Kerosene. Lately, it has been PJ1 cleaner and oil.

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post #4 of 24 Old 06-14-2011, 07:02 AM
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Hot soapy (Dawn) water for cleaning and PJ1 for oil.. I keep a clean, spare filter at home in a gallon ziploc bag, ready to install..

Install the new one, wash the old one and let it dry, oil and stuff in bag for next time.
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The No-Toil system is the way to go.
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I use Dawn and really hot water (just a stock air filter on mine). My travels don't generally exceed an oil change interval, but I've used the wee bottle of Dawn that cleans the dishes and I carry a similar bottle of oil on desert trips. I can't remember what the name of the oil is right now - got it from Buster.

Keep thinking I should get a spare filter and carry it with me, all oiled up and ready to go.
Haven't got past the thinking part...

T

Heard of Filter Skins? They fit over the aircleaner and act as a pre-filter. Pull their string and you have a mostly clean airfilter underneath.


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The No-Toil system is the way to go.
+1

I can't believe that anyone after using No-Toil would ever use anything else again.

No-Toil does warn about using the original formula on Uni filters. I switched to the Evolution but I don't like it as much as the red stuff. I did notice that the original formula made the seams on the Uni tacky but it didn't come apart in 2+ years.

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I can't believe that anyone after using No-Toil would ever use anything else again.
It's simple.. I have soap.. I have hot water.. I'm cheap.. I own a KLR..

Need I say more??
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Heard of Filter Skins? They fit over the aircleaner and act as a pre-filter. Pull their string and you have a mostly clean airfilter underneath.
Spec -

Great concept; those would have been really useful at and after Moab.

Gotta look into those.

Other than that, what Paper said...

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It's simple.. I have soap.. I have hot water.. I'm cheap.. I own a KLR..

Need I say more??

The No-Toil cleaner is a dry detergent that you mix in hot water. Drop the filter in and the oil practically falls off. Really it's great much easier than dish soap. The filter gets squeaky clean, some even clean their filters in the dishwasher (unmarried guys I'm sure).

Not trying to convert you just saying...

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