Cleaning and Oiling your MaxFlow Foam Air Filter.
When you remove the filter from the saw and see any dirt in the throat of the carburetor, or inside the cage, it is time to clean and re-oil the filter element. Ideally the filter should be cleaned BEFORE the oil has been used up and the particles are passing through the foam. Your attention to this and practice will determine the cleaning interval for your application.
Whether you have many spare elements or field clean your filter element whenever it gets dirty, it is important to thoroughly clean the the trapped dirt particles from the foam. This is an easy job, and with care it doesn't even need to be messy. Suggested oils are Bel-Ray, PJ1 or UNI foam filter oils. DO NOT use bar lube, it is not designed to be burned in an engine and will cause your rings to stick! We do not advise motor oil, vegetable oil or K&D gauze filter oil. None of them will efficiently trap the smaller dirt particles. Remember the quality of oil determines the effectiveness of the air filter!
When it comes to cleaning solvents, we know that there are many options. Some use their mixed saw gas or kerosene, others use the solvents provided by the manufacturer. Many have found that they can skip the solvent cleaning altogether and just use a strong grease cutting soap cleaner like Ajax or Dawn dish washing liquid. Obviously gas is flammable, so we do not suggest it as a cleaner. However, we specifically build our filter elements out of one piece of foam, there are no glued seams to disintegrate from solvents or gas.
CLEANING PROCEDURE FOR THE MAXFLOW FILTER ELEMENT.
We have found that it is best to clean 5 or 6 elements at a time, and them have them stored in plastic bags ready for use. MaxFlow foam filter elements are reasonably priced, and can even be pre-installed over our filter cage for minimal down time on the job.
USING YOUR MAXFLOW FILTER
The ideal filter has high airflow (cubic feet per minute, CFM) and high efficiency (particle removal), giving high effectiveness over a long period of time. MaxFlow chainsaw filters allow the longest period of effective filtering at high performance levels. Max-Flow oiled foam filters are washable and re-useable and are easy to service with the correct oil at suggested intervals. Whn cleaned and installed correctly, MaxFlow foam filters outperform any other filter style.
MaxFlow chainsaw air filters are the most effective, longest running filters you can buy.
Our customers have advised us that there are "fake" MaxFlow 066 filter kits being offered online. They are not approved for use on USFS lands and are of inferior quality. Purchase from a trusted source, from your Stihl, dealer or here direct at MaxFlowfilters.com. All our kits are 100% MADE IN USA!!! Thank you for your loyalty.