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General Air Filter Oil

Discussion in 'Cars, Trucks, Boats' started by bigone5500, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. bigone5500

    bigone5500 I Support Rc-Help! Rc-Help Supporter

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    I'm gonna get some K&N filter oil but want to make sure it's not a mistake before I buy it. This is the one I'm looking at:

     


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    That's what I use on my SUV's air filter... basically it's just a cleaner and a light oil, not really that special
     
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    So it's not special enough to use on RC trucks?
     
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    I didn't say/mean that... I was just saying it wasn't anything more than a light oil and the cleaner
     
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    Ah ok...

    I'll try it out.
     
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    You need to put actual air filter oil for Rc's on your truck. It is much thicker than the K&N stuff.
     
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    Roger...
     
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    I think I'll just hit hobby town this weekend.
     
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    How much do I use? What's the best way to apply it?
     
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    First I clean the air filter with regular soap and water and let it dry. Then I place the filter in a zip lock bag and apply a few drops of oil and use the bad to push it in. If it is not enough to coat the whole filter, I add a couple more drops. Rinse and repeat until it is covered. Just don't use too much.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    It's some sticky stuff, which is why I use the bag lol.
     
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    It's probably not bad practice to keep a few filters in the bag when out driving then.
     
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    Not bad practice at all.
     
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    I made a trip to hobby town today and picked up a few things. I got the filter oil and am pleased with the price for how much I got. I also picked up a pack of filters which are already oiled up and ready for action. They were 3 for $10. You get the primary and secondary filters. I now have 5 filter sets to take with me wherever I decide to go.

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    Noice
     
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    Forgot to say the oil is 1.5 oz and was $4.99.
     
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    Yea, the stuff is cheap and last a pretty long time.
     

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