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Old 5th October 2018, 09:10 AM
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Just got a replacement air filter for my 450 , I pressumed it would come oiled but it didnt, I only do road miles and I have no air filter oil , will any other oil do, I have 80/90 gear oil, 10w40 car and bike and 5w30 , I've never used it before , how sticky is it? Anything like chainsaw chain oil?
Going for a 200k+ spin on Sunday and I'm working until Saturday evening, should I just leave the original filter in it and wait to get proper oil next week

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Old 5th October 2018, 09:47 AM
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I wouldn't use any other oil. what does the old one look like. You'll probably be ok, we don't live in dusty conditions so should be ok
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Old 5th October 2018, 09:55 AM
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A thin film of your stickiest oil is best, rub it in and squeeeze it out, get a bottle of it for your next time cleaning it, fairly cheap and a small bottle lasts ages. Comes in an aerosol as well, handy.
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Old 5th October 2018, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by galway86
I only do road miles and I have no air filter oil , will any other oil do, I have 80/90 gear oil, 10w40 car and bike and 5w30
Most manufacturers recommend SAE30 engine oil for foam air filters.
This is very easy to find as it is widely used in garden/agricultural
engines and air compressors.

Of the multi-grades you have available, 10W-40 is probably the
closest match. Don't use too much.
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Old 5th October 2018, 11:32 AM
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Cheers lads , nice to see genuine answers I was expecting adlest 1insulting reply. My original is in great shape, I knew they were reusable but its the original since 2009 so thought better safe than sorry , thanks again
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Old 5th October 2018, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Oiling air filter

Originally Posted by galway86
I was expecting adlest 1insulting reply
dont worry these comments will come shortly........... but yeah any oil should do, have used olive oil in the past in a jam, worked fine till i got proper stuff, bought a big bottle of putolene stuff for mx bikes and it was near enough the same as olive oil minus the smell.
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Old 5th October 2018, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sharpbikes
dont worry these comments will come shortly........... but yeah any oil should do, have used olive oil in the past in a jam, worked fine till i got proper stuff, bought a big bottle of putolene stuff for mx bikes and it was near enough the same as olive oil minus the smell.

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Old 5th October 2018, 02:02 PM
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Mix some engine oil and petrol about 75/25 respectively, soak filter in mixture and remove excess.
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Old 5th October 2018, 02:52 PM
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Cheers lads , nice to see genuine answers I was expecting adlest 1insulting reply.
I only clicked on the thread for the insults ......rather disappointed here
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Old 6th October 2018, 08:54 AM
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I used to soak air filters in 2 stroke oil.
Then squeeze excess out.
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