how to clean short ram intake



94civic4door

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hello everyone i just have a question about cleaning my aem short ram intake.
i know that you can buy that aem cleaning system but thats 20 bucks and i would like to know if theres anything else that you can use and if you have used it can you tell me your exper.
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f**k aem's s**t. Buy a k&n filter. Or a cheapo washible one.
 

Trey99EK

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K&N cleaning kit is like 10-15 bucks.
 


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Those cleaning systems last forever you know... It's not as bad of a deal as you think.
 

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ShinsenTuner said:
I thought AEM used K&N filters anyway............................
thought they didnt anymore. dont they they have their own dry-flow's now that dont require oiling. just cleaning
 

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just get the system if it uses same as the oil system... the dry flow is a pain when u wash it... expensive but the reg recharge kit last u pretty long... well worth 12 bucks
 

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to clear things up the whether or not aem uses a k & N filter, It does need oil when you clean it... K&N has a oil spray which is about 13 bucks at autozone i believe..


Its either use that or find a similar air filter oil for after you clean it... You wont be able to just clean it and leave it alone
 

xposigroovex

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According to AEM's site you should NEVER oil the new filters. They are to be cleaned only.

NEVER OIL YOUR AIR FILTER AGAIN
AEM’s DRYFLOW Synthetic filter eliminates any warranty concerns on new vehicles because there is no chance of oil traveling up the inlet path and damaging the Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor. It’s also much easier to clean and since you don’t have to oil after cleaning (or wait for the oil to wick), service time is cut by approximately 90%! Just soap it, rinse it, shake it dry and go!
 

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I have the same Dry-Flow filter, I havent had it on for more than 3k miles, so Im wondering how often I should clean it.
 

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j_fukin_t said:
No. All K&N filters require oil. AEM dry-flow filters specifically do not ever need oil. And the site says to clean them every 30 to 50k, so there's lots of driving time there.
 




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