Just wanted to hear what you all use for oiling your OEM air filter, and why you choose it?
Can't find independent comparative test data, but . . . "non-settling," as a characteristic of the tacky "specialty" oils, may be a tangible, observable marker: Whether air filter oil coats the interior of the air box or not--crankcase oil may be more likely to flow.“Specialty” oil filter oil claims aside, has there been any comparisons done as to the effectiveness of them over using engine oil?
I haven’t googled for any, I’m more curious about tests done here on this forum.
I had three filters come apart using No Toil so I stopped using it. They all came apart at the seams as the cleaner destroyed the glue. I've heard that they've revised the formula since (that was 10-15 years ago) but I'm kinda a "fool me once..." type of guy and since the Bel Ray (or equivalent) foam filter oils work great, I've not bothered to try it again.NoToil has always sounded pretty good, but it is one of those things that I have heard cautions about. That has kind of put me off of trying it.
There were complaints of seam separation on filters and hardening of filters. Stories varied as to whether it was the new oil only or both oils. I guess one is red and one is green, the first being petroleum based and the second being a bio-degradable oil.
I also heard that only the No-Toil cleaner would clean the oil out of the filters. Not a show-stopper for me as I don't often clean a filter on the road. I carry extras if I think I'm going to need a fresh filter.
To be fair, I have heard more reports of "never had a problem, been using it for years" than I have heard reports of problems.
We are already loosing track of the original question, "for oiling your OEM air filter".Just wanted to hear what you all use for oiling your OEM air filter, and why you choose it?
Well, Actually it is!That's, Genuine Kawasaki motor oil, right?