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I'm a cheap SOB (that's why I drive a Zuk).  Is there a cheap substitute for K&N air filter oil?

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I'm a cheap SOB (that's why I drive a Zuk).  Is there a cheap substitute for K&N air filter oil?

thanks,
James

A stock air filter that works better. I have yet to see the performance improvement of a K & N filter. If it flows more air it lets more dirt threw.

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I have used the 2 stroke filter lube on mine with no bad effects

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I have used the 2 stroke filter lube on mine with no bad effects


Just dont use too much.   You can actually clog the filter.
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I use the same stuff, then try to draw as much oil back out of it with paper towel, so it's as "dry" as possible, but yet lightly coated with oil.
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I agree w/ Jimmy ( BlueRidgeRunner).
Use a regular filter.
I hate the reusable ones.

Better, cheaper, more convenient.

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If you use a washable cotton gauze filter, like a K & N, be aware that all of the other filter manufacturers, and there are a lot, sell the same 'cleaning kit'. AFE has the least expensive, and offers different colored oil.

The cleaning kits are only about $12 retail, and they come with oil and cleaner. It's really not that much money, considering how many times you can use them.

And I agree, though, about over-oiling. Most people do, and that's a bad thing.

I use a K & N, with an Outerwear sock. With the Weber, you don't have a lot of alternatives, as the 'stock air cleaner' adaptor is really a pile of crap.
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I use a K & N, with an Outerwear sock. With the Weber, you don't have a lot of alternatives, as the 'stock air cleaner' adaptor is really a pile of crap.

I used the 10" (?) Mr. Gasket chrome cheapie round air cleaner and booty-fabbed the bottom plate to fit my Weber.

To me it don't make sense to use a filter (sock) for the filter. Do the booty-fab and go w/ a regular round element.

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I would oil my filter too much and the oil would be all down the carb throats.   :-X
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you can use oil in the place of k&n oil as long as you dont saturate it.I would recomend a stock filter from my personal experiance. OIL attracts dirt.