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Offline billhook

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K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« on: July 19, 2011, 09:27:29 am »
Those of you using K&N air filters, what's your preference for recharge oil, the aerosol spray can or the squeeze bottle?  I know it comes with a small squeeze tube the should last through a couple of recharges, but what do you use when it runs out?

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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 09:41:17 am »
I like the aerosol myself.  Easy to apply and I cant spill it :P
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 02:22:26 pm »
I prefer the spray since it seems easier to get a uniform coating on the gauze. It is messy though due to the overspray.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 03:15:37 pm »
+1 for Spray - why would anyone want to use anything else that could potentially over oil the filter :-\
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 05:42:08 pm »
I have found the spray is easier to get more even coverage.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 09:14:00 pm »
Just installed a new filter in the bike (from Amazon) and the instructions said "Use the entire squeeze bottle" which came with the filter and it turned out just right. On my truck, the recharge kit is a spray bottle and it will do a couple of cleanings. I like both.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 12:04:41 am »
that bubble that comes with the filter will do it at least 5 times......I toss them directly into the garbage, I bought a spray can in 2002, and it's still half full......make it pink, not red and drippy....

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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 06:24:36 am »
that bubble that comes with the filter will do it at least 5 times......I toss them directly into the garbage, I bought a spray can in 2002, and it's still half full......make it pink, not red and drippy....

+1  still on my original can. Thats even with doing my huge 7.3 powerstroke aftermarket filter system [bigger than a large coffee can] many times.

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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 07:16:46 am »
that bubble that comes with the filter will do it at least 5 times......I toss them directly into the garbage, I bought a spray can in 2002, and it's still half full......make it pink, not red and drippy....

+1, Just spray it.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 07:43:56 am »
+1 on the spray...
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 12:06:46 pm »
Wow, 9 for the spray, 0 for the bottle.  I guess I will get the spray.

Actually, after digging through my workbench last night, I still have 1/2 a can of PJ1 spray that I used for my OEM and EMGOs.  Does anyone see an issue with using it on a K&N?

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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 03:39:18 pm »
I use spray Bill, and I used some other brand one time too when I didn't have enough K&N spray. I can't see where it would be any different, its just filter oil.........its just oil.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 03:41:58 pm »
The spray is more consistent. I have seen many people over oil a filter when using the squeeze bottle.
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Re: K&N Air Filter Oil Preference, Aerosol or Squeeze Bottle
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 09:17:16 pm »

  Spray.
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