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    Default Air Filter Cleaning

    Manual say to clean the air filter with solvent and was with detergent and reinstall. I noticed when new it was coated with a sticky spray but the manual doesn't include spraying it with oil or anything else. Do you spray it with a light oil before reinstalling?

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    Default Re: Air Filter Cleaning

    I would just buy a new one. They are just over $20 and come with a fresh coating of the oil.

    Takes longer to take it out of the package than it does to install it.
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    Default Re: Air Filter Cleaning

    Maybe you have an old rev of the AMM? Current rev is always available under Owner Support on www.cubcrafters.com (http://www.cubcrafters.com/resources/support)

    6.3.12 Page 3 (http://www.cubcrafters.com/pdfs/ccss/cc11-160amm.pdf)

    After the instructions for cleaning says:

    "Apply a filter oil, such as Castrol Foam Filter Oil or Amsoil High Tack Foam Filter Oil, to the element and work it into the cells throughout"

    It is a liquid, not a spray, so that it will not just be on the outside of the filter but all the way through the foam.
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    Default Re: Air Filter Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete D View Post
    Maybe you have an old rev of the AMM? Current rev is always available under Owner Support on www.cubcrafters.com (http://www.cubcrafters.com/resources/support)

    6.3.12 Page 3 (http://www.cubcrafters.com/pdfs/ccss/cc11-160amm.pdf)

    After the instructions for cleaning says:

    "Apply a filter oil, such as Castrol Foam Filter Oil or Amsoil High Tack Foam Filter Oil, to the element and work it into the cells throughout"

    It is a liquid, not a spray, so that it will not just be on the outside of the filter but all the way through the foam.
    Thanks Pete- Appreciate the help. By the way - I did buy a new filter thinking like you it should only be ~$20. It's a good thing these are light sport aircraft and I don't need a current medical as after I got the bill for $54.65 for that 6x12 inch piece of foam they had to restart my heart with those shocker paddle things to get me upright again. That's the reason for the question - think I'll clean the old one for a spare.

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    Default Re: Air Filter Cleaning

    I did check the price of the Carbon Cub airfilter and it's $24.95 plus shipping.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Air Filter Cleaning

    Sounds like I am going to have a little talk with Vera - thanks for the help

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    What great service. Didn't finishing typing and Vera was calling me with a refund. My fault for not checking when it arrived but I was rushing off to fly the back country of Utah - which I highly recommend to anyone with a Carbon Cub on the west coast.

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