Cleaning the mountune Green air filter

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by RDgolfer, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    So I cleaned the Green drop in air filter, that comes with the mountune full induction kit, with the Green filter cleaning kit. Followed the directions, meaning warm water through the clean side, air dry, and then re-oil. Reinstalled. Went to go to work this morning and got an engine warning light. I thought I may have applied too much oil onto the cotton filter, and that was causing the dts. Driving home I remembered that I had to unhook the temperature sensor on the mountune high flow induction hose to get the filter in and out. Once I monitored intake air temperature, I saw -40 deg F and knew something was amiss, and it clicked. Sooo, clean your filter and remember to re-clasp the temp sensor!
     
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  3. aar0n

    aar0n Member

    Yeah I cleaned mine two weeks ago and i have had a few k&n's so im familiar with how liberal you have to be with the oil. I always think I am going to forget that sensor but I dont. Fears of old habbits I suppose.
     
  4. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    I've got the Mountune MP215 kit as well with the green filter. How often is it recommended to clean the filter? I only have about 3,500 miles on the filter.
     
  5. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I ordered a spare during the Black Friday sale. These filters look very much like something from K&N Filters, which means that they should be able to go something like 50,000 miles and still filter air better and flow better than stock paper filters.

    YMMV
     
  6. aar0n

    aar0n Member

    I believe K&N has a million mile warranty(or they used to) as long as you clean and oil it like you are supposed to.

    I recommend cleaning every 10-20 depending on use. Usually you change a paper filter every 20k so cleaning this every 20k should suffice. I do alot of highway driving and some on dirt roads so the filter gets dirty way quicker. I usually try to do it every 10 but if I miss a few thousand I am not worried.
     
  7. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Thanks, that was my assumption as well. Speaking of K&N, they usually include decals on their filters that you stick on your airbox telling a service tech not to dispose of the filter. Does anyone know if Green Filter makes a similar sticker? I sent them an email but have not yet heard back.
     
  8. aar0n

    aar0n Member

    Mine came with a decal. I didnt stick it on there since I do all my own service, I put it on my toolbox :). I would honestly just let the technician/place know to not change the air filter.
     
  9. Cali014

    Cali014 New Member

    Great job dear. I also wish and love to do cleaning but due to lack of time I am not able to do it myself. That is why I am looking for green cleaning services in my area. Can you help me by sharing some details?
     
  10. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Aaron -- I got my spare Green filter from Mountune but it did not come with a decal unfortunately. My local dealer is pretty good about noting that a replacement filter is being used. I'm just paranoid about having to take it to a dealer that is not as on top of things.
     
  11. Pokey

    Pokey New Member

    Just got my Mountune green filter... No sticker. Slightly disappointed in that actually.
     
  12. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Me too. I sent Green a message on their website asking if they make a sticker but never heard back. I know K&N makes a sticker so was wondering Green had one too. Anyone out there ever see one or know how to get one?
     

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