Spectre AccuCharge Air Filter Cleaning Kit Instructions
Read the following steps completely before beginning.
Step 1: Remove the filter from your vehicle.
Step 2: Gently tap the filter against the inside of your trash can to remove the external dirt particles. Tap it so the dirty side is towards the surface you are tapping.
Step 3: Spray the filter with the Spectre Air Filter Cleaner and allow the solution to soak in for about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse the filter with warm water, clean side to dirt side, to flush out the dirt. Do not use high pressure sprayers or hose nozzles as they can damage the filter.
Step 5: Allow the filter to dry. Placing it in a warm area or in sunlight will help to speed up the drying process. Do not use any direct heat source (heat gun, hair dryer, etc.) as it may damage the filter.
Step 6: Identify the filter you are servicing. All OEM replacement filters, and most cone filters, have part numbers molded into them. There are, however, a few filters that do not - Our cone-style filters with chrome lids can be identified by measuring the overall length - 3.7" = 8162 (P2), 6.7" = 8132 (P4), and 10.5" = 9732 (P5). Our P3 filters, with black lids, can be identified by measuring the overall length - 6.25" tall with 3" inlets = 9132. You can also find part numbers on our online catalog at SpectrePerformance.com. If you need further assistance in determining which filter you have, please contact us.
Step 7: Determine the required oil amount from the chart below.
Step 8: Apply the required amount of oil to the filter by spraying it on the media evenly. There will be a small amount of overspray so be sure to take appropriate action to protect the surrounding area. DO NOT APPLY MORE OIL THAN RECOMMENDED IN THE SPECTRE OIL AMOUNT CHART! We have carefully calculated the oil requirements of each of our filters. Over-oiling can cause a decrease in air flow and performance.
Step 9: Wipe any overspray off of the filter lid, base, and name plate and re-install the filter.
How often do I clean my HPR air filter?
Spectre recommends inspecting your HPR air filter at your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance intervals, or servicing every 25,000 miles. Maintenance intervals can typically be found in your owner’s manual. However, your driving conditions will play a key factor in deciding when to clean your HPR air filter. Driving your vehicle through severe dust, or other harsh environments, will require more frequent cleaning of your Spectre Performance HPR air filter.
How do I clean my HPR air filter?
By following a multi-step process. However, the first step toward properly cleaning a Spectre Performance HPR air filter is to purchase a Spectre Accucharge Air Filter Service Kit, such as part number 884820, from your local auto parts store. Chances are high that the store you purchased your Spectre HPR air filter from will carry the necessary Accucharge cleaning kit. If the store you purchased your cleaning kit from does not carry any cleaning kits use the Dealer Search to locate another retail store that carries Spectre Performance products or you can purchase the kit online here on SpectrePerformance.com.