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Dawn dish soap in the sink then rinse and shake and air dry ... simple !
 

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Try not to immerse the filter without sealing the insides. If you do, some of the dirt gets on the inside of the element, then into the engine. I just spray mine with soap, then rinse from the inside with moderate water pressure.
 

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Try not to immerse the filter without sealing the insides. If you do, some of the dirt gets on the inside of the element, then into the engine. I just spray mine with soap, then rinse from the inside with moderate water pressure.
:thumbsup shake or let air dry or both

a little water won't hurt
 

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I just washed mine, and started out with Dawn dish liquid. I must admit I let it get a little on the dirty side. It just didn't seem to get it clean. I have a K&N air filter cleaning solution that sprays on, and I will say the crap really came out of it.
 

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Try not to immerse the filter without sealing the insides. If you do, some of the dirt gets on the inside of the element, then into the engine. I just spray mine with soap, then rinse from the inside with moderate water pressure.
Only put enough water in the sink/bucket that the level only comes up to about half the width of the rubber seal or a bit more on the filter.

Then just continually dab the filter into the soap and water while rotating the filter till it comes clean.
 

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Baaararahar, sound like my Dad pumping gas at the station with a cig in his mouth. Thanks for the advice.

We use to wash the shop floors down with gas, does a heck of a job and it use to be cheap. We did at least until the heater kicked on. My brother still jumps out of his shoes 25 years later if you come up behind him and clap your hands loud!!


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Blow the filter out with 150 psi of compressed air. Then throw the filter in the washing machine with one cap full of TIDE and the OL's white bath towels. Wash on the warm setting. Remove and place in dryer on the delicate cycle with one fabric softener. Remove when dry and then go buy a new filter.
 

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You missed a step 9lives.

Hire a good divorce lawyer.
 

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when i got my road king filter looked good. after a year(too long) i took it out and it was really black dirty. i bought a new one. then i tried dawn on the old one didnt seem to touch the grime, i then washed it out in gasoline, blew out and air dried and it looks new now.
 

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when i got my road king filter looked good. after a year(too long) i took it out and it was really black dirty. i bought a new one. then i tried dawn on the old one didnt seem to touch the grime, i then washed it out in gasoline, blew out and air dried and it looks new now.
Try you some Greased Lightning from the Dollar Store....that stuff will clean most everything I've run into . I use it to clean the motor and underside of the transmission after a service, as well as the airfilter . :thumb :thumb
 

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Yeah, I changed mechanics when I saw my old one looking into the holes in the top of a battery with a cig in his mouth.
 
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