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CAI Maintenance & Magnaflows

Ok...I see lots of posts about RWHP increases or lack thereof when adding CAI and a cat back exhaust. I'm sure there is a measurable change on the dyno, but what about the good ole butt dyno. I know the sound difference will be substantial, this is good, but I'd like to know if there is a real world difference in how the car actually feels to drive. Any opinions?

Also, with regard to CAI, I live in Phoenix so the enviornment is naturally dusty. What kind of maintenance, and with what frequency, should I expect to have to do on this to keep it operating properly?

Thanks!
 

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I got lots of butt dyno improvement

Indy597 said:
Ok...I see lots of posts about RWHP increases or lack thereof when adding CAI and a cat back exhaust. I'm sure there is a measurable change on the dyno, but what about the good ole butt dyno. I know the sound difference will be substantial, this is good, but I'd like to know if there is a real world difference in how the car actually feels to drive. Any opinions?

Also, with regard to CAI, I live in Phoenix so the enviornment is naturally dusty. What kind of maintenance, and with what frequency, should I expect to have to do on this to keep it operating properly?

Thanks!
Have the MagnaFLows, Mopar CAI and now the Jet Stage II chip.

Good triple threat.

I just vacuum out the fitler on the CAI. I havent seen anything about oiling it as it was dry to begin with.




Also have the GSM fan/torque mod waiting in the box for me to get enough courage to install it.
 

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I have the Volant CAI - the filter comes pre-oiled. I plan to clean & oil the filter every 4-6 mos. as I live in the hills where it's windy and dusty.

I suppose the best answer is to read & follow the mfr. instrux for the brand of CAI you may be considering.
 

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I have the Mopar CAI and the filter came oiled with blue oil. Now after a few thousand miles the filter is losing it blue color which probably means its time to clean and re-oil it. No instux came with CAI as far as how to? or what to use to clean and oil? I know K&N has a recharger kit but their oil is red, I don't think that this will work with Mopar filters. Is there a Mopar cleaning and re-oiling kit for their blue filters?

I also have Mopar CAI, Magnaflows and Jet stage II chip setup :AR15firin :AR15firin :AR15firin
 

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I have the Mopar CAI and the filter came oiled with blue oil. Now after a few thousand miles the filter is losing it blue color which probably means its time to clean and re-oil it. No instux came with CAI as far as how to? or what to use to clean and oil? I know K&N has a recharger kit but their oil is red, I don't think that this will work with Mopar filters. Is there a Mopar cleaning and re-oiling kit for their blue filters?
Not sure about Mopar having a kit, but most likely.
I believe you should be able to use any recharger kit as long as you use the blue; red is for 8-layer filters and yours is a 4-layer... Volant has kits for both red & blue oil at www.volantperformance.com. They also have a 'How-To' in pdf format.
 

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I didnt see any instructions either

with my Mopar CAI. I am going to call the vendor (I thin it was Wyckoff CHrysler) to check it out

Classy300C said:
I have the Mopar CAI and the filter came oiled with blue oil. Now after a few thousand miles the filter is losing it blue color which probably means its time to clean and re-oil it. No instux came with CAI as far as how to? or what to use to clean and oil? I know K&N has a recharger kit but their oil is red, I don't think that this will work with Mopar filters. Is there a Mopar cleaning and re-oiling kit for their blue filters?

I also have Mopar CAI, Magnaflows and Jet stage II chip setup :AR15firin :AR15firin :AR15firin
 

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with my Mopar CAI. I am going to call the vendor (I thin it was Wyckoff CHrysler) to check it out
chas, check out the instrux here... They're all basically the same and these instrux should fit your application as well... let me know if I can help further :)
 

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Thanks Linda

Will give thIs a try over the weekend.

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chas, check out the instrux here... They're all basically the same and these instrux should fit your application as well... let me know if I can help further :)
 

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HEMEEE said:
Not sure about Mopar having a kit, but most likely.
I believe you should be able to use any recharger kit as long as you use the blue; red is for 8-layer filters and yours is a 4-layer... Volant has kits for both red & blue oil at www.volantperformance.com. They also have a 'How-To' in pdf format.
Thanks Hemee
Any recharger kit should work as long as its blue like you say and thanks for the intrux
ClassyC :wave:
 

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CAI Oil & Maintenance

I've seen the odd post here and other forums about people shying away from installing a CAI because they say the oil that is used on the filters can get sucked into the intake and gunk things up. This there any truth to this? I'm thinking about going with the mopar CAI (mainly for looks and agressive sound) and I wanted to see what you all thought of this? Thanks!
 

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well i have the cai...and funny thing you should post this only because i have from my last ride a box of [email protected] recharger that was ment to clean a [email protected] filter,and i was thinking about cleaning the mop filter with this..what are the thoughts on this also??
 

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About the only way I could see this being an issue is if you over oil it when you recharge the filter. It certainly is not over oiled from the factory. Just follow the simple instructions closely. I let the filter sit over night but that's really not necessary. I've never seen a Mopar recharging kit, so to my knowledge the K&N was the only recharge kit available. Just be sure you use the BLUE oil on the Blue Mopar filter, or RED if you had a K&N that came with a red oiled filter. Don't mix the oil types is what I've read/been told.
 

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Just be sure you use the BLUE oil on the Blue Mopar filter, or RED if you had a K&N that came with a red oiled filter. Don't mix the oil types is what I've read/been told.
dam i never knew that one....anyone else is this true??..good thing i havent done this yet..
 

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4herb2tas0tik said:
dam i never knew that one....anyone else is this true??..good thing i havent done this yet..
I know the blue oil is for 4-layer filters, and red oil is for 8-layer. I've never seen a recharging kit from mopar, so I was going to buy the blue kit from volant.

What about frequency? I know it probably depends on envoirnment but how often should I have to do this?
 

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Yes 4herb, that's correct... 4-layer = BLUE / 8-layer = RED. There are some recharger kit mfr.s that state their oil can only be used with their filters, but stick with the correct color and you should be fine.

Frequency: The CAI should have come with maintenance recommendations, but typically 1-2x/year should do it, depending on your driving environment. I suggest you inspect the filter periodically... only takes a few minutes, and if the filter is visually dirty, or has faded to white, it's time!
 

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2 x year was right for me, or the 6,000 mile mark is when I noticed the color just about faded out on the mopar filter. The recharge doesn't make it the brilliant blue the factory new Mopar was, more of a flat blue. As Hemeee said it depends on your environment. If you drive a lot of dirt roads I'd recharge the filter more frequently.
 

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I used the K&N stuff on my Volant filter (It's not made by Volant), no issues. The filter is an AE I believe, they sell the AE recharger kit at my dealer.
 

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K&N Air Filter Cleaning Instructions

Here is K&N's how-to on cleaning your filter. It provides a bit more detail than the Volant instructions, is applicable to all reusable filter elements, and accurately depicts the important process of flushing the filter from the inside out: http://www.knfilters.com/clningins.htm

Coincidentally I had just cleaned mine earlier this week (20,000 miles) and was a bit surprised by the amount of silt and grit that accumulated in the sink during the flush/rinse process. I'll be servicing mine every 6 months/10,000 miles from now on, so one re-charger kit a year will do it.
 

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Indy597 said:
Ok...I see lots of posts about RWHP increases or lack thereof when adding CAI and a cat back exhaust. I'm sure there is a measurable change on the dyno, but what about the good ole butt dyno. I know the sound difference will be substantial, this is good, but I'd like to know if there is a real world difference in how the car actually feels to drive. Any opinions?

Also, with regard to CAI, I live in Phoenix so the enviornment is naturally dusty. What kind of maintenance, and with what frequency, should I expect to have to do on this to keep it operating properly?

Thanks!

uh, huge improvement on the b-dyno... :biggrin:
really...
and I doubt I'll get to 10,000 miles on the rears after this weekend... :biggrin:
 
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