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I have a CAI and recently cleaned the filter. Since the cleaning/re-oiling and reinstallation, my car does not seem to be as responsive (odd considering it worked better dirty). There is about a .5-full second delay when going from cruising to full throttle in mid-rpms. What happened???
 

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did you possibly over oil the filter. it may have gotten on the MAF.
 

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clean your MAF and reset your battery probably just got a little water on it
 

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did you possibly over oil the filter. it may have gotten on the MAF.

I dint think i put on tooooo much oil? Even so, how would the oil get on my MAF? My filter is in the fenderwell
 

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its probably water some dielectric cleaner will fix it
 

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i never used that oil that comes with filters
dawn dish soap works fine for me
and it smells like fresh flowers :]
 

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What will that do and how to do it?


My filter was generously coated but obviously not dripping wet.
it will dry out the electronics just pick up a small can and spray the MAF off
 

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it will dry out the electronics just pick up a small can and spray the MAF off
So spray some dielectric cleaner on the lil metal thingers that hang in the MAF housing and then unplug and replug the battery?
 

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yup
 

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Ok where can i get the dielectric cleaner at? and y do they say its bad to use compressed air to dry them?
 

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What? You cleaned the filter with dawn? or used dawn instead of oil on the filter?

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uh yea
either way the filter still gets clean
 

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Ok where can i get the dielectric cleaner at? and y do they say its bad to use compressed air to dry them?
autozone, and dont use compressed air, it doesnt let the oil settle right and soak into the cotton you need to let it dry over night, buy a cheap paper filter to use while it is drying.

thing is does your filter stop **** form going in the engine un oiled... probably not
all the oil does is stops water from getting to the engine
 

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It also helps grab dust and pollen, etc from the air.
yeah super small particles, but if you dont reoil it it wont be devastating to you engine unless you get in a downpour and your filter gets soaked
 

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exactly
its a fenderwell cai
its not like its a ram air where the filter is right next to the engine
its not going to destroy anything
 
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