Air filter clean vs replace - Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net
RZR XP 1000 Discussions for the all new Polaris RZR XP 1000

 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
 
rstudner's Avatar
 
First Name: Roger
My RZR: 2017 XP1000
Member #209049
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 138
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View rstudner's Photo Gallery(0)
Air filter clean vs replace

So I realize this is a very opinionated questino/answer hah

That being said -- say you buy a brand new donaldson premium air filter.

You go ride a 5 day trip -- SUPER DUSTY. Get home, tap the sucker on the ground and like.. A LOT of dust comes out.. (a pile hahaha. I have photos).

Is this time to REPLACE the filter.. or just tap it until nothing else falls out/it's good to go?

When does a person know it is time to REPLACE a filter?

--

I've tended to just replace them / spend the $50, but not sure if i'm being too paranoid or 5 days or torture is enough for a filter
rstudner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 08:33 AM
 
Roger Lee's Avatar
 
First Name: Roger
My RZR: 2015 1K
Member #69952
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 995
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View Roger Lee's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Flush it out with water and let it dry well and put it back in.
Roger Lee is offline  
post #3 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 09:06 AM
Standard Vendor
 
dmcmark's Avatar
 
Member #36968
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,392
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View dmcmark's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

The Donaldson is not a cleanable filter.... washing it or blowing it off with compressed air can and will compromise the media. Tapping them out to remove excess build up on the pleats is ok and will get you a little more service.

We offer a cleanable severe duty filter that offers superior filtration and saves money in the long run. It can be tapped out for a quick filed service or washed / blown out for a thorough cleaning. http://desertcraft-us.3dcartstores.c...ter_p_101.html
Regards,
RZRdavid likes this.

Mark



Feel free to contact us at 760-955-1409 if you have any questions about any of our products.

Visit our website at Desertcraft

Like us on Facebook

Last edited by dmcmark; April 30th, 2019 at 02:07 PM.
dmcmark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 02:10 PM
 
Roger Lee's Avatar
 
First Name: Roger
My RZR: 2015 1K
Member #69952
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 995
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View Roger Lee's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

You should try washing it. It works fine and never had an issue. Same with the Polaris OEM filter, the R2C and the S&B. I have washed them all.
Roger Lee is offline  
post #5 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 02:18 PM
 
Michigan man's Avatar
 
First Name: Dan
My RZR: 2019 xpt titanium
Member #130625
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern mich
Posts: 1,110
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View Michigan man's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

I use a shop vac on blow. Wrap a rag around the hose and insert it in the opening for a decent seal, And tap it on the cement. It's a low pressure high volume kinda thing. It works really well, and in my opinion the pressure is low enough not hurt the integrity of the filter.
Rockwerx and RZRdavid like this.

AA level 2 tune, S2 clutch kit, half tinted windshield, polaris roof. Polaris lower doors, fang light kit, with more to come
Michigan man is offline  
post #6 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 04:34 PM
 
PaulK's Avatar
 
First Name: Paul
My RZR: 17 XP Turbo
Member #34432
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Peoria, Az
Posts: 1,262
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
View PaulK's Photo Gallery(2)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

after tapping it out first to get the majority of dust out, I use my echo gas leaf blower just idling to blow it from the inside,, over 1000 miles and no dust in the tube
Rockwerx likes this.
PaulK is offline  
post #7 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 04:56 PM
Standard Vendor
 
dmcmark's Avatar
 
Member #36968
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,392
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View dmcmark's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

The OEM filters whether standard or the blue are a cellulose media and are not intended to be cleaned. They are a disposable filter. Cellulose is a good filter media, but is in no way engineered to be washed or blown out.

This is directly from the shop manual......

5. Inspect air filter and replace if necessary
Note: Do Not attempt to clean the filter!

Regards,

Mark



Feel free to contact us at 760-955-1409 if you have any questions about any of our products.

Visit our website at Desertcraft

Like us on Facebook

Last edited by dmcmark; May 16th, 2019 at 02:45 PM.
dmcmark is offline  
post #8 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 06:38 PM
 
swamp24's Avatar
 
Member #265404
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View swamp24's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Buy a pre filter that wraps around the filter may get more life out of it if your ripping dirt roads or dunes


Sent from my iPhone using RZRForums.net
RZRdavid likes this.
swamp24 is offline  
post #9 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 07:14 PM
 
ParaQuader's Avatar
 
My RZR: '16 900 Trail EPS StealthBlack
Member #47120
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pa.
Posts: 490
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View ParaQuader's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmcmark View Post
The Donaldson is not a cleanable filter.... washing it or blowing it off with compressed air can and will compromise the media. Tapping them out to remove excess build up on the pleats is ok and will get you a little more service.

We offer a cleanable severe duty filter that offers superior filtration and saves money in the long run. It can be tapped out for a quick filed service or washed / blown out for a thorough cleaning. RZR XP1000/XPT/Turbo S Air Filter
Regards,
I'd like to get one of your filters but shipping is one third the cost even after forum discount...
HNDARDR likes this.

Polaris lock & ride windshield, Polaris canvas roof, SuperATV rear window, Seizmik Pursuit side mirrors,
Viper Elite 3500 winch, Denali 66" Pro Series plow, UTV Giant lower doors, ATV-Guru front brush guard,
14x7 STI HD Beadlocks 4+3 / Tusk Terrabite 28x10Rx14, MudBusters fender flares, RT Pro springs,
Modified Grafix, LED Headlight bulbs, Sirius LED cube floods on A-pillar

ParaQuader is offline  
post #10 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 07:34 PM
The Lone Rzr
 
185EZ's Avatar
 
My RZR: 2017 1KXP4
Member #89257
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Posts: 1,929
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
View 185EZ's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParaQuader View Post

I'd like to get one of your filters but shipping is one third the cost even after forum discount...
This might help,
coupon code SPRING2019

https://www.rzrforums.net/desertcraf...ring-sale.html
185EZ is online now  
post #11 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 09:04 PM
Official Site Vendor
 
07turbo's Avatar
 
First Name: Bill
My RZR: RZR XP's
Member #5051
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,390
Garage
Feedback Score: 32 reviews
View 07turbo's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Lee View Post
You should try washing it. It works fine and never had an issue. Same with the Polaris OEM filter, the R2C and the S&B. I have washed them all.
That’s a sure way to dust a motor. Stock filters and the Donaldson should never be blown out or washed, in my opinion.

The R2C and S&B were designed to be cleaned. Stock ones were designed to be replaced.

Glad it worked for you, but I sure wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. That might even be worse than using a K&N type filter.

American Rock Rods

Denver CO.

americanrockrods.com
07turbo is offline  
post #12 of 36 Old April 30th, 2019, 09:56 PM
 
Roger Lee's Avatar
 
First Name: Roger
My RZR: 2015 1K
Member #69952
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 995
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View Roger Lee's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

It's worked well for 12K miles and hope it works for another 3K this summer. The filters really do wash out easily and well with the hose and then let dry. They never disintegrate or fall apart or show any degradation of any kind. Lots of miles and washings without any issues.
I ride with 4 others and they wash their filters.
Roger Lee is offline  
post #13 of 36 Old May 1st, 2019, 08:39 AM
Standard Vendor
 
dmcmark's Avatar
 
Member #36968
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,392
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View dmcmark's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParaQuader View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmcmark View Post
The Donaldson is not a cleanable filter.... washing it or blowing it off with compressed air can and will compromise the media. Tapping them out to remove excess build up on the pleats is ok and will get you a little more service.

We offer a cleanable severe duty filter that offers superior filtration and saves money in the long run. It can be tapped out for a quick filed service or washed / blown out for a thorough cleaning. RZR XP1000/XPT/Turbo S Air Filter
Regards,
I'd like to get one of your filters but shipping is one third the cost even after forum discount...
That's does not sound right... We have had some issues with our store not calculating shipping correctly. Thought it was corrected. Please contact us with your zip code and we can provide an accurate total.
Regards,

Mark



Feel free to contact us at 760-955-1409 if you have any questions about any of our products.

Visit our website at Desertcraft

Like us on Facebook
dmcmark is offline  
post #14 of 36 Old May 16th, 2019, 08:21 AM
 
Reuven's Avatar
 
My RZR: 2015 XP1K Voodoo Blue
Member #77974
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 248
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
View Reuven's Photo Gallery(0)
Reuven is offline  
post #15 of 36 Old May 16th, 2019, 12:02 PM
Berzerker
 
ruggbutt's Avatar
 
First Name: Randy
My RZR: '16 XP1k Titanium Matte
Member #72023
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 1,434
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
View ruggbutt's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Air filter clean vs replace

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmcmark View Post
We offer a cleanable severe duty filter that offers superior filtration and saves money in the long run. It can be tapped out for a quick filed service or washed / blown out for a thorough cleaning.
Is your filter a "re-manufactured" or rebranded R2C?


2014 800-S, Fox White Lightning LE *SOLD*
2016 XP1K Titanium Matte
ruggbutt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
empty oil filter hp1here RZR 1000 Engine 8 January 13th, 2015 05:24 PM
dusted motor/ upgrade to utv sealed intake charlie0909 Engine and Drivetrain 1 February 22nd, 2014 07:36 AM
Air Filter fillmorerzr General RZR Discussion 39 September 17th, 2011 07:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome