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Air filter: how dry/soaked? 3 weeks 6 days ago #113425

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1st time doing my air filter myself..

So it's clean now and soaked with Motul air filter oil.

Question is... how much oil should i squeeze out? If i pinch the foam it still forms a wet spot. Too wet still?

Oh... and what grease do i put on the sealing face? Or just sommer axle grease?
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Air filter: how dry/soaked? 3 weeks 6 days ago #113426

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GvdH wrote:
1st time doing my air filter myself..

So it's clean now and soaked with Motul air filter oil.

Question is... how much oil should i squeeze out? If i pinch the foam it still forms a wet spot. Too wet still?

Oh... and what grease do i put on the sealing face? Or just sommer axle grease?
I literally squeeze out as much oil as I can and I don't use grease on the sealing surface.

If you ensure that the filter is properly mounted on the cage (that the edges protrude over the plastic cage's edges), then the securing nut will compress the foam at the sealing surface. Air will follow the path of least resistance and the contact surface will not be it.

The clean side of my airbox does not show dust, so I assume my method is working.
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Air filter: how dry/soaked? 3 weeks 6 days ago #113427

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Piet wrote:
GvdH wrote:
1st time doing my air filter myself..

So it's clean now and soaked with Motul air filter oil.

Question is... how much oil should i squeeze out? If i pinch the foam it still forms a wet spot. Too wet still?

Oh... and what grease do i put on the sealing face? Or just sommer axle grease?
I literally squeeze out as much oil as I can and I don't use grease on the sealing surface.

If you ensure that the filter is properly mounted on the cage (that the edges protrude over the plastic cage's edges), then the securing nut will compress the foam at the sealing surface. Air will follow the path of least resistance and the contact surface will not be it.

The clean side of my airbox does not show dust, so I assume my method is working.

I do the same
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Air filter: how dry/soaked? 3 weeks 6 days ago #113434

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