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how i clean my injen sri filter, and a check engine light ?????????????

this is the second time for me cleaning the filter in the si. i start by removing it and i do these steps.

i know they have the filter cleaners, i use them but after i do a lil cleaning of my own.

1. rinse with hot water and let the filter soak in a bucket of hot water for about 10 minutes.

2. drizzle the filter with a good liquid dish soap to remove more dirt and this really helps remove the oil. let the soap soaked filter to sit by itself for 5 minutes and then just put it in a bucket with hot water.

3. completely rinse and then do step 2 again.

4. rinse and shake out all extra water. let dry for about 15 min.

5. now take filter cleaning spray ( at this point the filter looks really clean, it still gets cleaner.) and spray down the filter like the instructions say. let soak for 20 min.

6. once its dry follow the oiling instructions, spray lightly until color appears and let soak for a while and they just pat off the extra oil.

thats one clean filter.
is there anything you guys suggest me adding or changing to help me clean my filter.

now for my ?. i installed my filter. no check engine lights. ive removed my filter twice and no check engine light. this is the third and turn key and check engine light is here, so i shut the car off and disconnected the battery and about ten minutes later check engine light did not appear again. does any one know why this has happened.
 

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i suggest when u rinse it out you only use water from the inside of the filter so it pushes the dirt out of the filter and not just further in, like it does if you spray it down from the outside
 

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^yeah. the first rinse is always like the dirtiest, little bugs and ****. im always how suprised that after soaping up and soaking and rinsing that many times, even when it looks clean and then you spray it with the cleaner how much more dirty the water looks
 

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well honestly i just clean it like once a season, just did the summer and then ill probably clean it right before winter and than as soon as its gets warm enough to go work on the car, if i had a cai it would piss me off so much. to me for the sri its really worth it, again you cant really feel the hp so its more of a sound issue. before i cleaned it the intake was just loud, but now after i cleaned it i can actually hear it sucking in and hissing and whistling at certain rpms. i really wish the si intake sounded like my 96 ford escort did,
 

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Problems with foam filters being that over time the tiny pieces of foam will start to deteriate, dry up, and break off. I've seen this personally on HKS and Greddy filters.
 

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Kidekat said:
Problems with foam filters being that over time the tiny pieces of foam will start to deteriate, dry up, and break off. I've seen this personally on HKS and Greddy filters.
according to the vid gauze filters do the same thing 3-5% per cleaning, ive looked at the hks line of green filters and at 125 a pop thats nearly what i paid for my injen sri uhh the filter dilemma
 

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well since were on the topin of filters, i have cleaned my injen filter three times now. there is slight damage at the top of the "cone" due to rubbing. when should i buy a new filter, has anyone else washed for a couple of times and then bought a new one, ive heard that after washing the material starts to break down. by the way its injen
 

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well since were on the topin of filters, i have cleaned my injen filter three times now. there is slight damage at the top of the "cone" due to rubbing. when should i buy a new filter, has anyone else washed for a couple of times and then bought a new one, ive heard that after washing the material starts to break down. by the way its injen

thats the same thing i was wonder i had started a new thread SRI filter, from watching the vid seems to me foam would be the way to go:xyxnervou
 

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Man I finally cleaned my filter... Never even thought about doing so till I saw this thread a few days ago.

It seriously took me forever to clean the damn thing. It didn't look too dirty but small particles and bugs washed out each time I rinsed it. After I got the majority of it out I can still see stuff lodge in near the base of the filter.

I think I'll get a hydroshield next time. I can't wait to go for a spin and hear that sucka suckin again.
 

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mO 64 StAnG 06 said:
Man I finally cleaned my filter... Never even thought about doing so till I saw this thread a few days ago.

It seriously took me forever to clean the damn thing. It didn't look too dirty but small particles and bugs washed out each time I rinsed it. After I got the majority of it out I can still see stuff lodge in near the base of the filter.

I think I'll get a hydroshield next time. I can't wait to go for a spin and hear that sucka suckin again.

thats what im sayin!! i wanna hear it suk :vtec:
 

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Oh ****... Well now I got a CEL after I took it for a spin.

Car felt ******* great, now I know why I loved my Injen soooo much.

I unplugged the MAF connector for some dumb reason and Im thinking thats why im getting a CEL. Hopefully thats the reason. If so, after I cook me up some Chicken Murphy I'll reset the ECU.
 
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