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Due to the ease of purchase (local auto parts store) I bought the K&N filter cleaner and oiling kit to use on my BMC filter. Any reason I shouldn't use the K&N product on the BMC, or have people already been using this product?
 

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Re: K&N filter cleaner/oil kit for BMC filter (Britspeed)

DO NOT over oil the filter, or you can kiss your MAF goodbye!!
 

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BMC, K&N whatever.<br>You should never over oil any of these in the first place. <br>A LIGHT, THIN coat is just fine and all you need
 

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In answer to your question, I'm sure the K&N cleaner kit is fine for your BMC element.
 

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Re: K&N filter cleaner/oil kit for BMC filter (StaggRLee)

I know the BMC filter is more of a solid type paper and the K&N is a perforated paper (more tiny holes). If you lightly mist a K&N filter and let it sit for 1-2 hours prior to reinstall all will be ok. If you use the same application for the BMC it will soak in more (because of it being a solid paper) so I would let that filter sit a little longer so the oil sets properly. The above statements are CORRECT about over oiling. If you do you sensor will be shot within a few miles of driving. I believe that BMC only recommends washing (not oiling after washing) I could be wrong though. Rick
 

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Thanks for the replies. I know there are a lot of people with BMC filters out there. What have you guys done so far, wash/oil or only wash?
 

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wash and oil....<p>If you're nervous about over oiling, use a ShopVac to "pre-suck" the re-oiled filter and remove any excess.<p>
 

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BMC recommends washing and oiling the air filters every 25,000KM. We stock their cleaning kit:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/images/bmc_cleaning_kit.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=552" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=552</A>
 

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Re: K&N filter cleaner/oil kit for BMC filter (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BMC, K&N whatever.<br>You should never over oil any of these in the first place. <br>A LIGHT, THIN coat is just fine and all you need</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know these are double the cost, but I remember when I had a K&N filter for my S70 the theory was that for a $60 filter you would be better off just replacing it than attempting to clean it.
 

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Re: K&N filter cleaner/oil kit for BMC filter (Britspeed)

I have been using K & N's cleaner and oil for my BMC air filter. I have not had any problems as of yet. But then again my 2004 S60 R has little over 7404 miles on it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just wash & oil my BMC filter with the K&N kit after a year of driving, it works fine. I did let the filter dry overnight after a light coat of oil.<p>Bill
 
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