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    Senior Member peter's Avatar
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    Want to clean the air filter on my TW. But, living on an island, no air filter oil is available. I read in an older post (2007) where someone recommended 10W30. Is this still a viable option?

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    Chainsaw bar and chain oil works better, if you can't get true filter oil.

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    Bar oil is good. Engine oil is fine. Use the cheapest you can find. I keep a bottle of cheap SAE40 straight weight on the shelf just for oiling air filters.




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    I like UniFilter oil as it is real sticky and appears to catch more dirt than motor oil. I discovered that some old (but new/clean) 90 weight gear oil I had lying around has similar gooey characteristics. I was concerned the sulfur content might degrade the foam but have not noticed any problem so far in over 6000 miles. It does take a bit of finesse to distribute it evenly without over oiling, however.



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    I was planning to use up some no toil i have laying around unless i hear something bad about it.

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    What is "no toil"?




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    i believe its a vegetable based "sticky" filter oil (as opposed to petrol based, which you generally need to clean in solvent or gas) , spray it on your filter and knead it to get it worked into the foam evenly.



    the no toil brand comes with a cleaner, looks like soap detergent granules. soapy "no toil water" makes cleaning the filter a snap, dunk it squeeze it out a few times, let 'er dry and re-oil ( i use rubber gloves to re-oil).



    Least messy stuff I've found, but then again have never used motor oil.

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    I've never used the veggie stuff, but I don't see why it wouldn't be fine. I used to use glycerine on some of my old gofast stuff.



    I put my filters in a Ziplock bag to work the oil into them. No mess.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    ...I put my filters in a Ziplock bag to work the oil into them. No mess.


    Yep, no oil drips on the garage floor and easy clean-up.
    Sold bike.



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    Concerning gear oil: Too viscous. Would be like running with the choke on.



    You want something with catches majopr particles, yet allows air to pass.



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