c l e a n water from a hose (maximum pressure 40
with palm of hand to remove dust trapped in the
psi). Air dry element completely before using.
pleats. Tapping element against hand surface or
with hard objects may dent or break the element
After element has been dried, check top sealing
end cap seals (Figure 41 Item 1). This would affect
gasket for looseness or damage. A loose gasket may
improper sealing when the element is reassembled
be recemented. Inspect the element for damage by
a n d result in rapid engine wear. Using low pres-
placing a bright light inside element, (see Figure
sure air (see Figure 39 Item A), not over 100 psi,
39 Item C). Thin spots, pin holes, or the slightest
blow out remaining dust from inside out, opposite
rupture will render the element unfit for use. DIS-
normal air flow through the element.
CARD ANY DAMAGED ELEMENT.
Caution: Be careful not to rupture filter ele-
Clean the fins and inside of air cleaner body
ment. Maintain a reasonable distance between air
with a dry lint-free cloth and reassemble air clean-
nozzle and filter element when directing air up and
er. The wing nut retaining the element must always
down the clean air side of the element pleats.
have the gasket washer around its shank.
Extremely dirty element can be cleaned in
w a r m water (120°F. to 140°F.) using a nonsuds-
Caution: Do not use oil in dust cup.
ing detergine such as SOILAX. Soak element until
Inspect safety element (Item 5 Figure 40). If
dirt particles are loosened (approximately 15 min-
safety element becomes plugged with foreign ma-
utes) ; then brush lightly with a non metallic brush
terial, discard and install new element. Do not at-
or agitate element in cleaning solution to remove
tempt to clean and re-use plugged safety element.
dirt particles, (see Figure 39 Item B). Flush with