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I am going to clean my air filter for the first time. I got kerosene and i'm going to remove the air filter from my 2007 400 ex. After cleaning it with the kerosene it says i need to use "pro honda foam filter oil". Do i have to use this or can i use a 2 stroke oil? (since it is lightweight) please help if possible. Thanks!
 

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You need to use actual foam filter oil. The stuff is extremely sticky and that is what keeps the dirt and junk from getting through. DO NOT GET CHEAP ON THIS PART, YOU NEED FOAM FILTER OIL ON THERE. WD40 won't be sticky enough or last long enough.
 

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I've used other types of oil, but I agree with Red. I wouldn't recommend using anything other than the sticky filter oil. Other oils tend to run to the bottom of the filter and drip off because they aren't sticky.
 

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ive got a uni filter and use it.get a brush and cup it is pretty sticky.
 

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the oil made for air filters is the best,,,,but i use the heaviest gear lube (85/140) i can find or chainsaw bar oil works well. Just clean the filter then add the oil and knead the filter to distribute it evenly then squeeze all the oil you can out
 

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or chainsaw bar oil works well.
Chainsaw bar oil probably would work, because it's sticky as well.
 

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always remember, you get what you pay for
 
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