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: Cold Air Intake Filter


capept
07-24-2011, 05:48 AM
I just got a 2010 Challenger and it has a Mopar Cold air intake system with a blue cone filter. I need to know if that can be cleaned and if so how do I do it. Also is this filter as good as a K&N filter?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319Gsc2J5-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

tmeacham136
07-24-2011, 06:13 AM
use k and n filter cleaner spray on wash from the inside then let dry then use k and n filter oil and spray on a coat let stand for 20 min then your set k and n makes the best filter i think and the best cleaner it will cost you 25 bucks for cleaner which last for a long time

rdrdr90
07-24-2011, 06:16 AM
I beleive you soak it in water for 10 minutes, let dry and repeat....directions are out in the garage, I'll go grab them in a few. Some have used a mild dish soap in the 1st soak...can't see where that would hurt. IF, and ONLY IF, you have the metal mesh around your filter, then you need the oil recharge kit.

capept
07-24-2011, 09:20 PM
No metal mesh on this filter. Its just like the picture I posted. Since I posted this I found out that Mopar makes a recharge kit similar to the K&N kit but the oil is blue and soaking it for 10 minutes is correct. Thanks guys.

aarcuda
07-25-2011, 03:58 AM
My filter does not seem to be oiled. Nor does it look like any oiled filtered I've ever owned.

I don't think you're supposed to oil these.

rdrdr90
07-25-2011, 05:21 AM
No mesh = no oil. Do not oil a dry filter.

capept
07-27-2011, 06:18 PM
My filter does not seem to be oiled. Nor does it look like any oiled filtered I've ever owned.

I don't think you're supposed to oil these.

This is the kit that I found that I am thinking I am suppose to use.
http://www.autotrucktoys.com/dodge_caliber/images/mP5153376.jpg

Hurst 41
07-27-2011, 06:20 PM
I just got a 2010 Challenger and it has a Mopar Cold air intake system with a blue cone filter. I need to know if that can be cleaned and if so how do I do it. Also is this filter as good as a K&N filter?http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319Gsc2J5-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

The filters without the metal mesh do not get oiled. Just wash in hot soapy water, rinse until clear, and air dry. Do NOT oil the open media filter.

rdrdr90
07-27-2011, 06:24 PM
The filters without the metal mesh do not get oiled. Just wash in hot soapy water, rinse until clear, and air dry. Do NOT oil the open media filter.

Correctamundo!!

rdrdr90
07-27-2011, 06:25 PM
This is the kit that I found that I am thinking I am suppose to use.
http://www.autotrucktoys.com/dodge_caliber/images/mP5153376.jpg

If you have wire mesh around your filter, then yes, use this.

itzrick
07-27-2011, 06:58 PM
I have that same CAI and in bold letters on the cleaning instructions it says do not oil.
http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/attachments/f175/29757d1301362969t-mopar-cai-filter-maintenance-100_1430.jpg (http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/attachments/f175/29757d1301362969-mopar-cai-filter-maintenance-100_1430.jpg)

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/attachments/f175/29758d1301362996t-mopar-cai-filter-maintenance-100_1431.jpg (http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/attachments/f175/29758d1301362996-mopar-cai-filter-maintenance-100_1431.jpg)
Not a good picture of the instructions but you can get the idea.

rdrdr90
07-27-2011, 07:03 PM
Thanks Rick...I couldn't find mine. For the reason why you don't oil a dry filter, the surface tension from the oil would collapse the un-meshed filter....that is the reason for the wire mesh...To protect the filter from collapsing from the surface tension generated by the oil

itzrick
07-27-2011, 07:06 PM
The Himi tech at the dealership I go to said that oil can damage the throotle body if you use to much and that won't be covered by the warranty

rdrdr90
07-27-2011, 07:11 PM
Also true, though that was a BIGger issue for the diesels...to the point where Chrysler issued a TSB about voiding warranties for using an oiled filer. Gas engines it doesn't happen as much....unless you seriously over oil the filter.

capept
07-28-2011, 09:25 PM
There is no wire mesh around my filter, so do NOT use this? ALL THIS is very confusing so I think I may just pay the $49 for the K&N filter because I have had one of those for 24 years and know how they work.

Hurst 41
07-28-2011, 10:02 PM
There is no wire mesh around my filter, so do NOT use this? ALL THIS is very confusing so I think I may just pay the $49 for the K&N filter because I have had one of those for 24 years and know how they work.
If it is just the fabric looking filter, with now wire mesh, you just wash, rinse, and dry. It is a DRY element.

Hope this helps.

rdrdr90
07-29-2011, 04:47 AM
There is no wire mesh around my filter, so do NOT use this? ALL THIS is very confusing so I think I may just pay the $49 for the K&N filter because I have had one of those for 24 years and know how they work.

If you want to spend more money, go for it!

bobella
07-29-2011, 04:03 PM
I have the same filter I wash with dish soap rense let dry do not oil put back in

capept
07-30-2011, 05:32 AM
OK Thanks guys, Im going to do the wash thing only.

henryiv
07-31-2011, 09:18 PM
Take the filter off and read the print on the black plastic top of the filter. It should say "synthetic filter do not oil". My 2009 MOPAR CAI has the no oil.

capept
07-31-2011, 09:24 PM
Well I thank all of you for the comments, If I would have just taken the filter off if says right on the top Do Not Oil. LOL Now, How do I turn my heated mirrors on? :scratchhead:

Tonys87
08-16-2011, 04:31 PM
I just had the dealer install the long ram Cai with the none oil filter. How ofter are you guys cleaning them?? Every other oil change?? Thanks!!!

capept
08-17-2011, 02:42 PM
I just had the dealer install the long ram Cai with the none oil filter. How ofter are you guys cleaning them?? Every other oil change?? Thanks!!! I think its about every 15,000 miles depending on if you drive in a lot of dusty places and stuff.

Icefire
08-29-2011, 01:36 PM
your heated mirrors come on when you turn on your rear defroster, according to the owners manual...

henryiv
08-30-2011, 04:33 AM
I just had the dealer install the long ram Cai with the none oil filter. How ofter are you guys cleaning them?? Every other oil change?? Thanks!!!

I waited until 28,000 miles to clean mine. This was a mistake. It was really clogged with maple tree helicopters and all sorts of dust and dry leaf bits. I really busted my a#$ to clean it out. I would recommend every 15,000 or more if you have a lot of dry dead leaves in the fall or tree pollen in spring.

Mine was so dirty I finally just bought the same size K&N filter and mounted it to the MOPAR intake kit. I then put the "sock" or what K&N calls the "PRE-CHARGER" over the filter. This pre filter has on resistance to flow but stops all the dam# big leaf bits from gumming up my new K&N/MOPAR hybrid intake.

I have noticed a huge SOTP improvement with the clean filter.