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DIY: Air Filter Cleaning

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by kaps, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    Just a small tip - when you open the airfilter blow air from the clean side to the dirty side i.e from engine side towards outside.
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  2. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    Chennai
    I have a question in this regard. The bottom part contains the sponge. I guess the engine takes in air via the sides of the filter. So should we be blowing air on the sides or on the sponge side?


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  3. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    For the sponge blow air from sides first. Also through the folded air element. The sponge should look clean. Never blow air from top of the filter. It burries the dust more into the filter and clogs the media.
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  4. lotanipara

    lotanipara Timido

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    Bhubaneswar
    its very easy to clean air filter by a pair of pliers to open the three screws and then clean the filter with vaccum cleaner.
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  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    If we using Vacuum cleaner do we have to first use suction from dirty side and then blow from clean side? Is suction advisable?
  6. mvb4u

    mvb4u Regolare

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    AndhraPradesh
    Guntur
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Better to blow than suck. There is a danger of peeling off the sponge like material and it may go into the vacuum cleaner.
  7. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Chennai
    Other than TASS, where can I buy a new air filter for the Punto? Do places like Carnation sell it? Or maybe online somewhere?
  8. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore/Kasargod
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    They should be having it, because they service FIATs.
  9. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Never suck. Just blow air.

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