Compressed air used for cleaning purposes must not exceed
90 psi. Use only with effective chip guarding and personal
protective equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.).
(b) Using V-pack cleaner (12326132) (view A), direct stream of compressed air
against inside of filter element (view B).
(c) Move air stream up and down inside length of pleats or pocket until no dust is
visibly being blown out.
(d) Inspect element before installing.
DO NOT wash side loading air cleaner filter. Damage to
element will result.
Do not hit element against solid object. Do not steam clean. Do not
use solvent. Damage to element will result.
(a) C l e a n element using compressed air (para. 3-4b), before wetting filter
element. Air must not exceed 90 psi.
(b) Prepare solution of warm water (80°F to 110°F) and detergent (see below) in
container large enough to hold filter element (see para. (3) below).
Detergent, Liquid - NSN 7930-00-929-1220-50 lb. drum
Detergent, Liquid - NSN 7930-00-990-7391-25 lb. drum
Detergent, Liquid - NSN 7930-00-985-6904-20 oz. box
Soak filter element in cleaning solution for 15 to 20 minutes, then gently
shake it back and forth for 2 to 3 minutes to free dirt deposits.
Rinse filter element with cool water (35°F to 80°F) until all traces of dirt
and detergent are removed.
If hose is used to rinse filter element, maximum line pressure of 40 psi should
Make sure filter element is completely dry before using.
Air dry in a dust-free area at normal room temperature until filter element is
dry. I f circulating air is used, temperature must not exceed
P e r m a n e n t l y mark filter to indicate date it was washed. Four washings
should be considered the approximate life of an element.
Inspect filter element before installing.
Washing Vat Fabrication.