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Old 09-29-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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Cleaning GS Blue Filter

Hey All,

I have the GS cold air intake with the blue filter, my question is,

Can i use the K&N filter cleaning kit (Red Oil) or do i need to use the Blue Filter Cleaner and Oil Kit from GS?

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use the K&N. I do. Works fine.
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Thanks Ice Man

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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what about using the dishwasher? i have heard that works as well....?
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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I'd be a little hesitant to oil the filter or over oil it. K+N filters caused horror shows on so many GM mass air flow sensors that GM actually came out with a bulletin about them. Definetly DO NOT use any oiled filter on a Duramax 6.6, just in case you guys shoe-horned one in your NG or 9-3. My GS filter does look dirty though. I'm gonna be quiet and see how this pans out. . . . .
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The K&N stuff will work fine. If you want to keep the blue color, you can get the Accel filter cleaning kit.
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what about using the dishwasher? i have heard that works as well....?
I'm interested in this option. It doesn't require the purchasing of bullshit to clean a small piece of material.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:25 AM   #8
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x2 on the K&N, I used it, works just fine
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I'm interested in this option. It doesn't require the purchasing of bullshit to clean a small piece of material.
I would imagine you still need to oil it after. The oil is what helps it filter...
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I would imagine you still need to oil it after. The oil is what helps it filter...
? how is it that the oil helps the filter? does it slow airflow. i would think having a liquid on it would reduce airflow thus making it pointless.

Also if you have to oil it might you be able to use something more generic and cheaper than the $40 K&N or Accel kit?
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? how is it that the oil helps the filter? does it slow airflow. i would think having a liquid on it would reduce airflow thus making it pointless.

Also if you have to oil it might you be able to use something more generic and cheaper than the $40 K&N or Accel kit?
Oil attracts dirt.

And the K&N kit is $10-$20, so not sure where you got that $40 figure.
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yes, oil can and will deposit over time on the MAF sensor. That is primary reason why they make a sovent-base sray cleaner for this sensor.

The oil is required for k&n based filters...they come with directions for a reason.
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Just don't over oil the filter and your MAF will be fine.
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The oil is required for k&n based filters...they come with directions for a reason.
some products have directions that don;t need to be followed they are there to make people spend more money.

regardless i supose dishwasher will work to clean but you still need the oil.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:43 AM   #15
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Sure, but it's not that hard to clean them in the first place.
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