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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-25-2007, 02:57 PM
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I have used more filters than i have had hot dinners and never used compressed air as all the filter manufacturers tell you not to
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Ok, Apexi filters are not recommended to be cleaned, period. They are use and throw away filters. It says so on their website, and is also the reason they sell "replacement" filters for their intakes and such. They are great filters, with a LONG maintenance interval, but are still throw aways like a regular old OEM filter.

S&B, a less well known, but still respected filter company says specifically NOT to use compressed air also.
i'd hope you wouldn't get it dusty, because thats an expensive ($70) 14,000 mile maintenance item. apexi is advertised as 'lifetime' although i'm skeptic on that claim. i'd assume you'd suggest against using a vacuum on the outside too

S&B is also an oil type filter aka same as K&N type. of course they say not to use air. did you read my post? it is an oil based filter aka uses fabric not paper.

HKS and other cheap foam filters dont have cleaning instructions because theyre...foam...and the elements generaly cost around $10 (afaik HKS is $11 but also fails at filtering).

anyway, not worth it to argue with you that paper>fabric. but, rock>scissors.
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Actually, using a vacuum on the outside of the filter is perfectly fine, and some manufacturers even recommend it. The problem with compressed air is not the volume of air, it is the concentration of it. That is what causes the damage.

yes, Apexi is a lifetime filter, but as we all know, some lifetimes, are much shorter than others.
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just stick with the OEM filter if u boys cant make up your mind on how to clean a aftermarket one!
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apparently air filters are a fire hazards and illegal here in aus. Especially the K&N becaus they are oiled...
This is according to my mate. Cone should be able to verify this or not..

Nope. Your mate is wrong (in NSW anyway). An oiled airfilter will pose no fire danger. Its enclosed in a secure box (airbox) and, as its only light oil, will not combust under hot conditions.

I would bet my left nut that the airbox would burn before the filter.

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just stick with the OEM filter if u boys cant make up your mind on how to clean a aftermarket one!
That is the girly way out!!
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In relation to girlies, I reckon Dom would be like a dog chasing a car tire....when he caught it, he wouldnt know what the fcuk to do with it.......LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...hehheheehhe


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In relation to girlies, I reckon Dom would be like a dog chasing a car tire....when he caught it, he wouldnt know what the fcuk to do with it.......LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...hehheheehhe


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i know what 2 do with it. How long is the question!
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