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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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replacing sub & cruise filters

I'm getting all the parts together to replace all the filters.

Do the SUB & CRUISE FILTERS have to be oiled ? And what oil to be used ?
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Some owners you will see in different threads on this forum do put oil on the sub filter but not on the cruise filter. Dave0430 is right though and the Haynes manual confirms that by not mentioning putting oil on the sub filter. Personally, I do put a very light coating of oil on it just to help catch any dirt but be careful not to overdo it and prevent air flow. The link below is a good picture guide to the job if you need to refer to it and the guy in the pictures does use oil.

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Personally, I do put a very light coating of oil on it just to help catch any dirt but be careful not to overdo it and prevent air flow.
I don't think you're going to prevent air flow to the air jet solenoids. On both 1500s that I've had the sub air filter box off, the top and bottom halves of box don't seal and air is drawn in through the gap between the halves instead of through the filter material in the bottom, below the gap. I think this a crappy design. They would filter better if the medium was in the larger top half of the filter box instead of the bottom. Maybe not all 1500s leak air in between the halves but the two I've had experience with did.
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when I did mine I put a light coating of oil on the sub filter
From another post a few years back
If you follow the service manual, sub air filter gets oiled but the cruise filter is supposed to be dry, no oil.
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Dry is fine. If you choose to oil lightly do so and then squish it good in a paper towel or something to remove as much as possible. At least that's what I did and nothing ever blew up or failed over the course of almost 130k.

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