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Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

Other than wasting filter oil, is there a downside to over-oiling an AFE filter? I've got a Stage II and just cleaned it for the first time, but think I probably over-oiled it. I didn't understand the proper oiling procedure so, instead than spraying one wide band around the top and letting it soak down, I lightly sprayed all of the pleats. When I put the filter cover over it, I noticed a few spots on the cover from exess oil. Dumb mistake, I know, but we live and learn.

So my main concern now is any downsides, like increased restriction or a decrease in filtering ability. I'm guessing any excess oil will just get sucked through it. Is there anything I need to be worried about, take it off to clean and properly re-oil it, or should I just let it be and chock it up to a lesson learned?

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Re: Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

Best bet other than letting it sit and dry for a few days would be to re-wash and oil again.

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Re: Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

Well, it was last Wednesday when I cleaned and oiled it, so it's been a few days and about 400 miles of driving. I just haven't had time to post the question.

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Re: Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

I would think that after time the vacuum from the turbo would pull any excess out. It's not like the filter is clogged. And as far as the oil in the intake track, the ccv provides that anyway. I have noticed if I take my air filter off and lay it on its side for a period of time, it will leave a little oil on the ground where it was sitting.

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wouldnt know....I have the Pro Dry S!
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I would think that after time the vacuum from the turbo would pull any excess out. It's not like the filter is clogged. And as far as the oil in the intake track, the ccv provides that anyway. I have noticed if I take my air filter off and lay it on its side for a period of time, it will leave a little oil on the ground where it was sitting.
JT this was my thinking. I did just as you did, covered the whole thing lightly with oil, and let it sit for maybe 2 hours, and then put it on and ran it. The oil shouldnt be any worse then CCV, they would both are going in the preturbo intake anyways. It always made the afe housing oily and dirty.

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JT this was my thinking. I did just as you did, covered the whole thing lightly with oil, and let it sit for maybe 2 hours, and then put it on and ran it. The oil shouldnt be any worse then CCV, they would both are going in the preturbo intake anyways. It always made the afe housing oily and dirty.
Totally right. Who cares any excess oil will just go through the engine. Dont worry about it.

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Re: Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

Better it be over oiled and not under oiled. Other than some more oil in the intake I wouldn't worry about it. Only difference is that this oil is going to be stickier than the condensed motor oil, put probably not a problem

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Re: Problems/Negatives if Over-Oiled AFE filter?

There should be no problem.... I also rotate mine 180* every oil change or month because I notice over time, more oil will percolate towards the bottom of the filter.

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Well, it was last Wednesday when I cleaned and oiled it, so it's been a few days and about 400 miles of driving. I just haven't had time to post the question.
Since you've already driven it, then there's no need to take it out and re-clean and oil it. By now the excess oil has be sucked into the intake. Drive it like you stole it!!!!!!!

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