(2) Top Loading Filter Element (Fig. 3-3).
C h e c k filter element seal for permanent indentation, excessive hardness,
cracks, damage, or missing.
Check filter element frame and both locking pins and springs (if equipped) for
damage or missing parts.
Place light inside of filter element and check for ruptured material. Inspect
If inspection reveals any defects, replace filter element.
If filter is contaminated with dust, clean with compressed air or by washing
If filter is contaminated with carbon, or oil deposits, replace filter element.
If filter element in the right air cleaner is contaminated with fuel:
(1) Replace filter element.
(2) Check for proper installation of fuel tank vent valve (paragraph 3-5).
Figure 3-3. Top loading filter element inspection.