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#4777097 - 06/04/18 10:34 AM Another K&N Air Filter Question
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
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So I have cleaned my K&N air filter for the motorcycle and now planning to oil it using K&N kit.

Out of curiosity, is there any preferred method or any other lube(like ATF, dry lube, chain lube) or anything else which can be used too?

Also, in terms of oiling just the side which is exposed to air should be oiled and not the throttle body one?

Thanks thumbsup
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#4777133 - 06/04/18 11:13 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
rooflessVW Offline


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Oil the outside only, with K&N oil only.

Do not oversaturate the filter. Less is more here.
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#4777136 - 06/04/18 11:14 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 05/26/14
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Chuck that overpriced K&N in the can and use the OEM filter.

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#4777139 - 06/04/18 11:19 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey]
rooflessVW Offline


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Originally Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey
Chuck that overpriced K&N in the can and use the OEM filter.

Are you familiar at all with his bike, or are you just a parrot?
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#4777141 - 06/04/18 11:21 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: rooflessVW]
maverickfhs Offline


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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Oil the outside only, with K&N oil only.

Do not oversaturate the filter. Less is more here.


Appreciate your help thumbsup
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#4777145 - 06/04/18 11:25 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Oil the outside only, with K&N oil only.

Do not oversaturate the filter. Less is more here.

Appreciate your help thumbsup

Hey no problem. I actually prefer to use a squirt bottle to oil them. I like to apply a line of oil to the top of the pleats and let the oil soak into the filter.

It's real easy to over apply the oil with a spray bottle or aerosol.
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#4777148 - 06/04/18 11:26 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
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Not sure if they still do, but for awhile you could buy the kits that had the "pour" style spout for the oil. Others have the aerosol spray type. The spray type was much easier to only coat the filter media and not over pour.

EDIT: I said this before I saw rooflessVW's comment. Maybe I just don't know what I'm doing haha.


Edited by HemiHawk (06/04/18 11:28 AM)
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#4777150 - 06/04/18 11:28 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
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Mine is an aerosol one.
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#4777155 - 06/04/18 11:35 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
oldhp Offline


Registered: 06/28/12
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If spraying on try to lay side up that you are spraying. Very light pass. STOP. Let soak in. This might take 20-30 mins, but you don't over oil filter.
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#4777163 - 06/04/18 11:42 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 654
Loc: NY
though not a fan of KN filters. no oils should be substituted KN filters should be oiled with KN oil.

if its a cone filter just oil evenly around the end near the mounting flange stand the filter upright with the face of the filter down the fabric will absorb the oil apply as needed but I wouldn't saturate the filter.
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#4777169 - 06/04/18 11:50 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: rooflessVW]
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Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Miami Florida
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Oil the outside only, with K&N oil only.

Do not oversaturate the filter. Less is more here.

Appreciate your help thumbsup

Hey no problem. I actually prefer to use a squirt bottle to oil them. I like to apply a line of oil to the top of the pleats and let the oil soak into the filter.

It's real easy to over apply the oil with a spray bottle or aerosol.


Same here.
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#4782003 - 06/09/18 08:30 AM Re: Another K&N Air Filter Question [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 04/18/18
Posts: 85
Loc: sioux falls south dakota
Yes, less oil is better. My old Ford F-150 Lariat crew cab 4x4 had a K&N air filter and I sold it at 215,000 miles and it ran perfect and didn't use a drop of oil. The truck looked great and it had the 5.4L engine. I have the K&N on my 2014 F-150 and really like the way it performs. Just make sure you don't over oil it and use only the K&N spray. Some say ATF works too but I never had the guts to try it since a spray bomb will last for many years.
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