Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
I always use Kerosene to clean my filter. I then wash out the kero with hot water with a little dish washing detergent added. The water is never so hot that I can't stand putting my hand in it. I usually squeeze the filter several times while it is submerged in the hot soapy water.
If any one is interested, the Clymer manual instructs people to use foam filter cleaner, Kerosene or soapy water. obviously, as can be learned from reading this thread, that is not an exhaustive list of cleaning chemicals that can be used.