CLEANING AND OILING YOUR MAX-FLOW FILTER
Whether you have many spare elements or field clean your filter element whenever it gets dirty, it is important to thoroughly wash the old oil and trapped dirt particles from the foam and then re-oil it. We do not advise motor oil, vegetable oil or gauze filter oil such as K&N (which is too thin and will be sucked through the foam). None of them will efficiently trap the smaller dirt particles. Remember the quality of oil determines the effectiveness. Suggested oils are Bel-Ray, UNI or No-Toil. DO NOT use bar lube, it is not designed to be burned in an engine and will cause your rings to stick! This is an easy job and with care it doesn't even need to be messy.
If 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 will determine the cleaning interval for your application.
When it comes to cleaning solvents, we know that there are many options. We suggest stoddard solvent or non flammable white gas. Some use their two stoke mix to field clean and re-oil, but since gas is so flammable, so we do not suggest it for normal cleaning. It is important to note that we specifically build our filter elements to be gas compatible by not using the cheaper glued seams of typical foam filters. There are no glued seams to disintegrate from solvents or gas. 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. No-Toil uses it a own filter cleaner.
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. When 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.
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