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Default Arlen Nes Big Suker Stage One element type

I just took off my Big Sucker and have gone back to standard Harley box filter for now. maybe for good..

but any way ..

The BS was bought in 2010, and got about 10,000 miles on it ..never cleaned it

Red element...I see the adverts now state Pre oiled filter or synthetic. no idea what I have ,,,

https://www.denniskirk.com/arlen-nes...prd/183199.sku

Like that

Seen the instruction on the net about cleaning and oiling ...or not depending if it is a Synthetic type or a Pre oiled.



Any one any ideas to ID which is which? and hot to clean it /oil it if necessary?

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That is an easy one. Red element is made by K&N, and it is the wet type, meaning it should be oiled after cleaning.Spray some Simple Green(or any good water based detergent, aka dish soap) on the outside of the element, wait 15 minutes to let it work, then rinse from inside out to dislodge dirt away from the gauze. If some spots remain greasy (usually from breather carry over), repeat.
When the outside dirt is gone, rinse the whole thing in clean lukewarm water to get rid of the detergent.
Do not use really hot water, the cotton gauze will shrink.
Let the filter dry in air, not using compressed air or heat to speed the process.You should be able to see through the filter,kind of. Dark spots mean dirt still in the material.
Now your red element will be whitish/pinkish kind of colour, the pigment is contained in the oil. Apply very light sprinkles of filter oil, and give it some time to be absorbed evenly. If you use K&N filter oil, red colour will be restored.
U can use FILTER oil from K&N, Green Filter, AfE Power, they are essentially the same oil with different pigment (GF green, AfE blue), see what is available.
Oiling is very important for longevity of effective filtration, dust and dirt will stick to the metal wire mesh outside, instead of penetrating into the gauze and rendering it disposable.
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Yeh,

Oil thread for air filters! lol
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if I didn't design cold air induction for living, I might it find funny too.
Sometimes, dealing with customer complaints that their car lost power because of our intake system, only to find that they used motor oil on filter, makes me want to recommend to use peanut butter instead. At least the effect will be instant.
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Sometimes, dealing with customer complaints that their car lost power because of our intake system, only to find that they used motor oil on filter, makes me want to recommend to use peanut butter instead. At least the effect will be instant.
Ha Ha Ha to much funny
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Yup, I do wash mine with liquid dish-wash.... I leave it a couple hours in warm water.... then I really shake the focker in it.... then a good rinse and let dry overnight....

As "Motorfish" has stated. All good.

(Been doing it for years... never a problem).

Only thing is, it will never be red as it was when new.

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if I didn't design cold air induction for living, I might it find funny too.
Sometimes, dealing with customer complaints that their car lost power because of our intake system, only to find that they used motor oil on filter, makes me want to recommend to use peanut butter instead. At least the effect will be instant.
LMAO! that made me smile!!!!
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Ok thanks guys

Can I use red food colouring in the oil to bring the colour back
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Paprika will smell good too!!!

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...and will spice the ride too
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