S&B's cleaning and oiling solutions allow you to maximize the performance and longevity of your high performance air filter. S&B Filter Cleaner will work on any S&B filter and on a majority of high performance gauze air filters on the market today. At the very least an air filter should be cleaned and re-oiled every 12,000 miles to ensure proper performance under normal driving conditions. However, servicing a filter more frequently will always result in better performance. In dusty environments it is highly recommended to service filters more frequently.
Clean your filter in just 3 easy steps:
1) Remove and clean the filter from your vehicle
Clean the sealing area of your filter and filter housing with a clean soft clean rag. Do not start your vehicle without a filter installed. Shake or lightly tap the filter on a hard surface to remove and loosen large particles and debris. A soft brush many be used to loosen large pieces of debris or bugs. Be sure to note which side of the filter has trapped the dirt. Use S&B's Filter Cleaner to clean the filter. Let soak for 10 minutes and then rinse with low pressure tap water. Allow filter to air dry.
2) Fill the applicator bottle with the correct amount of oil
Rotate the bottle of oil with the cap facing downward. Make note of your starting point on the measurement gauge to make sure that the proper amount of oil is dispensed. When re-oiling a filter, it is critical to place the oil on the side where the dirt will accumulate. Using the applicator bottle, place a drop of oil on the peak of each pleat where it meets the urethane (rubber).
3) Allow the oil to bleed for 20-30 minutes, then apply remaining oil to any white areas and re-install your air filter
After allowing the oil to bleed for 20-30 minutes, inspect the filter for any white areas where the oil did not cover. With the remaining oil in the applicator, apply a small amount of oil to those white areas. Applying the correct amount of oil (+ 5 grams) is critical to proper performance of the filter. DO NOT over oil your filter.