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Old 11-20-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Does my dinan air filter need replacement??

ive driven 35k miles on my intake, and i called dinan today and they said the replacement interval is 30k miles..is this true? IS there a way to clean the filter bc thats what i used to do with my k&n intake..also i opened the intake up today and the intake is very dirty...thanks guys.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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yes. 20k miles. $75 for a new one from Dinan
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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so the filter has to be replaced every 20k miles?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #4
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I had thought it was rechargable, like K&N - I had done a search a while back.

anyone else want to chime in on this too - who's actually owned and serviced one?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:39 PM   #5
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i think the cone filter in the cold air intake is oiled but the high flow intake box filter doesnt look oiled to me..anyone know if the box filter is oiled?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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I have a tube style Dinan CAI and only clean and reoil it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:07 PM   #7
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i just talked to a mechanic in arizona and he said that i could buy the k&n intake cleaner kit and use it on my fiter..is this true?
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #8
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i just talked to a mechanic in arizona and he said that i could buy the k&n intake cleaner kit and use it on my fiter..is this true?
Yes Sir as long as you have the cone style filter.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:56 PM   #9
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sooooo...i have a cone style dinan filter....can I use my K&N fitlercharger cleaning kit on it without issue?
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:31 PM   #10
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sooooo...i have a cone style dinan filter....can I use my K&N fitlercharger cleaning kit on it without issue?
Says right on the filter not to clean/oil and re-use.

That said... anyone have the K&N model # of an equivilent cone filter. I've searched the local autostores with no luck.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:28 PM   #11
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sooooo...i have a cone style dinan filter....can I use my K&N fitlercharger cleaning kit on it without issue?
Yep!
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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that reminds me i have to change mine too...
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:57 PM   #13
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Says right on the filter not to clean/oil and re-use.

That said... anyone have the K&N model # of an equivilent cone filter. I've searched the local autostores with no luck.
Chris Says "yes".

Post quoted says "no".

I'm not convinced either way

Anyone else KNOW FOR CERTAIN (has done it successfully without issue)?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:47 PM   #14
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Its like $75 for the new dinan one... why waste your time with something so critical to engine performance?

PS: I called K&N to see if they offered any filter that would fit. I have the rough dimensions of the dinan filter. They do not make an out-of-box replacement, however, they will custom make a filter if you give them the dimensions. Cost is unknown. They guessed around $100. I'd say when its all said and done it'd probably be a bit over $100-$120
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:54 PM   #15
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well i have a dianan intake with, a long blueish filter, its like 10 incehs long and 4 wide, i just re-oiled and cleaned it. It didnt say anything on the filter, it shouldnt hurt it should it?
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its the dianan intake that uses the bottom of the factory box as well as teh ccold air tube from brake duct.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #17
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its the dianan intake that uses the bottom of the factory box as well as teh ccold air tube from brake duct.
This is the Dinan High Flow Intake (Airbox)...I have this.

I just bought a new filter. I wouldn't re-oil mine...cost isn't much to get a shiny new one
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:33 PM   #18
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Dinan used to recommend cleaning and reoiling their filters, but too many people used excessive oil and ruined their air flow meters. Now they recommend just replacing them.
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