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post #1 of 18 Old 03-03-2009, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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K&N alternative oil options?

Does anybody know if there is an alternative to using the K&N recharge kit oil? Will using WD40 or similar lubrcants be ok or will that damage the filter?


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Why waste your Money

http://www.amsoil.com/a/catalog.aspx amsoil is better than k&N no Oils traps better and is cheaper

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Why waste your Money

http://www.amsoil.com/a/catalog.aspx amsoil is better than k&N no Oils traps better and is cheaper
Is this for K&N motor oil or K&N Air Filter cleaning kit oil?

I need to know if it is ok using any other oil other than the K&N oil on the Air Filter?
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Is this for K&N motor oil or K&N Air Filter cleaning kit oil?

I need to know if it is ok using any other oil other than the K&N oil on the Air Filter?
Josh might have just posted up the link to the wrong amsoil page. The infinitely better option is to ditch the K&N and get the amsoil dry filter. Still washable, but needs no oil, and has better flow numbers, as well as MUCH better filtration. The K&N filter media lets through a ton of dirt... just pull your intake and look at how dirty your throttle body is. Pull that off, clean it, put on the amsoil dry filter, and your Jeep will love you for it.

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Josh might have just posted up the link to the wrong amsoil page. The infinitely better option is to ditch the K&N and get the amsoil dry filter. Still washable, but needs no oil, and has better flow numbers, as well as MUCH better filtration. The K&N filter media lets through a ton of dirt... just pull your intake and look at how dirty your throttle body is. Pull that off, clean it, put on the amsoil dry filter, and your Jeep will love you for it.
I may do that in the future but still, nobody has answered the question. Is it possible or not? I am asking for a friend you see.
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I have used AEM CAI Intake/Filter cleaner, then re-oiled in the past...takes a long time to dry though...like, all day in the sun lol...

Don't really recommend it though...but it did work...you can pick up some KN cleaner pretty much anywhere these days...(in my area anyway) but ya, those guys are right about the Amsoil filter...much better!


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Amsoil http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx

Amsoil ends another K&N filter thread.

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you should just dip it in motor oil. joking. K&N oil only.

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BTW: The TB being dirty is not an indicator of the filtration system performance that's physically positioned before the TB.

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This link says use only K&N but idk for sure...

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Calm down rat monkey mate

Cheers guys, I'll tell him not to do anything else but K&N oil then.

Will be looking for the Amsoil dealer in the UAE now then
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BTW: The TB being dirty is not an indicator of the filtration system performance that's physically positioned before the TB.
Hmm, airflows through the filter into the throttle body (and only through the filter into the throttle body). Filter's job is to remove dirt. Dirt appears in the TB but that is not an indicator that the filter is not working?
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Does anybody know if there is an alternative to using the K&N recharge kit oil? Will using WD40 or similar lubrcants be ok or will that damage the filter?
buy an amsoil ea filter and quit wasting $50 on an inferior product.
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