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aFe Cleaning/Recharge Kits

aFe filter oil is highly refined and helps capture the smallest debris. Examine your aFe filter every 3-9K miles. For optimal engine performance we recommended re-oiling every 20-30k miles.
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Pro Dry S Cleaning Kits
For: aFe Pro Dry S
Cleaning Kit
This eco-friendly air filter cleaner is for the aFe Pro Dry S performance air filter. Simply spray on and wash off and your Pro Dry S air filter is good to go. No oil is needed.
Pro 10R 5R Cleaning Kits
For: aFe Pro 10R/5R
Cleaning Kit
The aFe filter restore kit comes with a squeeze bottle of aFe blue filter oil and a spray bottle of aFe filter cleaner.
Pro Guard 7 Cleaning Kits
For: aFe Pro Guard 7
Cleaning Kit
The aFe filter restore kit comes with a squeeze bottle of aFe gold filter oil and a spray bottle of aFe filter cleaner.
Gently tap the filter element to remove excess embedded dirt. Gently brush the remaining excess dirt from the element with a soft brush.

Using aFe “Restore Kit” cleaner, spray the element thoroughly soaking the cotton media. Let it soak for approximately 10 minutes.

Rinsing Off
Using low pressure from a tap or a hose, run water from the clean side to the dirty side. Continue running the water through the element until the water comes through clear. DO NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE or a nozzle that sprays a sharp stream. A sharp spray of water can separate the filter media thus ruining the filter

It is best to let the filter dry naturally. It is OK to lay the filter in front of a fan to speed drying. Do not do the following: *DO NOT use high heat such as a hair dryer. aFe filters are cotton and can shrink under high heat. *DO NOT use compressed air as it can separate the media making an unseen hole for dirt to pass through. *DO NOT use open flame.

Oiling (Pro 5R or Pro-GUARD 7)
Use aFe special formula air filter oil to re-oil the filter media as follows: * Aerosol can oiling - Hold the can approximately 5 to 8 inches from the filter, spray a light single coat of aFe filter oil covering each section at a slow pace. * Squeeze bottle oiling(shown) - Apply a small amount of oil to the top or bottom of each pleat stopping about 1/2” to 3/4” from the edge of the filter.Within 20 minutes the oil should spread to cover the entire filter media area leaving no media uncovered. Touch up any spots that are still visibly white with a small amount of oil. Note: Only apply oil to one side of the filter. The oil will wick through the media. * NEVER use an aFe filter without oil. The oil is required to capture the finer dirt particles. * DO NOT over oil the filter media as it not only wastes oil, it can potentially cause damage to Mass Air Flow sensors in the air intake stream. *NEVER use motor oil, transmission fluid, diesel fuel, WD 40, etc. in place of aFe oil.
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