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Old 03-08-11, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Anyone Know How To Clean The F-Sport Filter Without The Cleaning Fluid?

Just as the title says...I got my intake off my old car and want to clean out of the filter. What's the best way besides just blowing it out with air, to clean it? I don't want to buy the solution from Sewell. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-11, 11:39 AM   #2
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They probably don't , but do they list what the solution is? Like 50% water or anything?
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I did some searching. Looks like the solution is just soap and water - If anyone can clear this up that'd be great. It's about a 30K mile old filter so it needs a cleaning. I will probably just use water and then blow it out with air.
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Lol use meguiars quick detailer then
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Why don't you want to buy the solution?
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Well if it's some special formula that is ONLY to be used with the filter...I'll pay the money. But my issue is if it's some 10% soap 90% water mixture rebranded to say F-Sport...No thanks, I'll get blow it out and wash it. Do you think the solution is worth it?

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Yeah i clean mine everytime i change my oil, just warm water and soap rinse it thoroughly and let it dry and put back... Voila...... u might also clean the tube and the box where the air coming in.... you be amazing what you see when u cleaning .... simple DIY
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Well if it's some special formula that is ONLY to be used with the filter...I'll pay the money. But my issue is if it's some 10% soap 90% water mixture rebranded to say F-Sport...No thanks, I'll get blow it out and wash it. Do you think the solution is worth it?
I have no idea what's in it and what it costs.
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I have no idea what's in it and what it costs.
Not sure what's in it..

http://is.sewellparts.com/accessorie...2006/2155.html
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I'd be curious to know also as it's almost time for me to clean mine. Does anyone have a bottle they can check for a list of ingredients?
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i have the solution and it works very well, not sure whats in it but probably just like any other cleaning solutions, it was only 10 bucks for 2 bottles, and these two bottles will last a long time
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i have the solution and it works very well, not sure whats in it but probably just like any other cleaning solutions, it was only 10 bucks for 2 bottles, and these two bottles will last a long time
Where did you buy 2 bottles for $10?

This is what Sewell wants for 1 bottle:

F-Sport Air Filter
Cleaning Solution

In Store: $26.00
Online: $23.66
ClubLexus Price: $17.44
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I just did it with water and sprayed it with lots and lots of compressed air to get the junk out. It's perfectly clean and dry. Looks like new. I took the tube off too and cleaned it and the box. There was some funky stuff in there!
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Default Finally cleaned it out

just thought id bring this thread back up . . . didn't use anything to fancy, dish soap and warm water. did it today, and what i found in there was some pretty gross stuff, such as bugs and tree debris in the filter itself! i hadn't clean it for about 20k. its been awhile. glad that i did, the only down fall is that the filters still not dry. i left it out in the sun all afternoon and rotated it bout every 2 hours. hopefully it;ll be done by tomorrow evening. but for now I'm using the OEM disposable white filter.
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I would use K&N filter cleaner
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