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    Argh, just cleaned my K&N, OMFG its stinking

    Random thread i know but i took this pic of all the shite that came out of it just now when i rinsed it out


    And this pic doesn't even show the amount of dirt at the bottom when i let the water out. A word of warning to others then, you might need to clean it a bit more regually then 30,000 miles

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    Panel filter?

    Looks a bit messy, what driving do you do (motorway/urban etc)?
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    motorway mainly, and yeah its a panel filter.

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    what did you clean it in? as in the solution not 'the sink, stupid' lol

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    just sprayed the cleaning solution on then left it 10-15 min, then rinsed it out, just reoiled it now.

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    shocking,ive got a K&N cone filter and it wasnt half as dirty as that! u sure uve not been off roading!

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    none of that, you should have seen the mess once the water drained away, thats what i shopuld have taken a pic of. I do have the diablas sair scoop on my coupe and that thing can suck small animals in.

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    My k and n filter gets mingin now i have the veccy pipe, it seems to have turned the car into a hoover.

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    Last time I checked mine, the dirt was nearly level with the pleats. I do a lot of urban driving, so the car is always covered in dust. Makes you wonder how efficient the paper filters are after 4 years.
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    Its funny, but I cleaned my induction cone the other day, first time since I've had it and it really wasnt dirty at all! Funny, because I live on a new estate where the builders were still working and still have all the accumulated dust and crap being blown around. So my paintwork got ruined, but my induction kit was ok lol

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