Cleaning AFE air filter - Diesel Truck Forum -
Thread Details Posted by keystone cop, this thread has received 3 replies and been viewed 1329 times.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 24
Points: 1,935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cleaning AFE air filter

What cleaning solution do I need to use when cleaning this filter. It is a dry flow filter.
keystone cop is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,787
Points: 28,308
Thanks: 146
Thanked 269 Times in 219 Posts
Images: 19
You can but the AFE cleaning kits.. Cone or flat, I use Simply Green and water..
Vacuum or shake it out first. Spray on or mix up a bucket...Rinse real good, Shake it out and let air dry...I bought 2 so I always have one on while cleaning the other..Takes awhile to dry..I'm sure others have their own perferred techniques but this has worked for me..5 years and still going..
CrawfishPSD is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Senior Member
4cstr's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 8,265
Points: 89,878
Thanks: 245
Thanked 713 Times in 340 Posts
Images: 35
I would check with AFE to see what they recommend for a dry flow. I don't know if the cleaning methods for a dry flow are similar to the oiled types.


2012 F350 KR Dually, stock...bone stock.

early 99 PSD CC F250, DP Tuner F-5, Stealth Stage I, Casserly 160cc singles, Monsterbox Tranny, MBRP cool duals, ITP Regulated fuel system, Cobalts and Performax gauges, and way to much else to remember right now. **traded**

2004 Excursion Limited 6.0L, Dipricol gauges on the A-Pillar, Bilsteins and BFG's on the corners, lost EGR (not looking hard for it either), ARP studs, RCD Black Onyx head gaskets, MBRP 4" exhaust, (labor performed by Dan @ Midwest Transmission) **giggled when traded**

I'm pretty good at drinkin beer -Billy Currington
4cstr is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,787
Points: 28,308
Thanks: 146
Thanked 269 Times in 219 Posts
Images: 19
Just an update for ya. Called around and found on a few on some sites you can buy them from....

To clean a dirty Pro Dry S filter lightly tap it on the ground or vacuum with a standard house or shop vacuum. A vacuumed Pro Dry S filter will return to 95% of its original performance and airflow characteristics. For a full cleaning the filter may be washed with soap and water to return it to near-new condition and 100% airflow capacity. Costly solvents and cleaning kits are not required to clean our new Pro Dry S filters.

Hope this helps you out....
CrawfishPSD is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning a Diesel Particulate Filter DPF dfuser 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 24 02-14-2012 06:22 AM
Cleaning Filter thesmokinstroke02 1994-2003 7.3L Power Stroke 3 05-11-2009 02:23 PM
early 08 Torqshift filter to Job2 Filter BKB 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 0 01-26-2009 08:41 PM
Filter cleaning question Paul Ray 2003-2007 6.0L Power Stroke 1 01-06-2008 01:27 PM
AFE Filter Cleaning Solution WhistlePig General Ford Truck and Excursion 4 05-24-2006 04:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome