Originally Posted by Weefle
Just curious for those using this filter. Describe the cleaning process and what solvent are you using? Then where are you disposing of the waste solvent? Can it be taken to a normal oil recycling facility?
I've cleaned my filter twice - once I used about half a can of brake cleaner with the filter in a big plastic food takeaway bowl. Second time, a bit of Jet-A (diesel) in the same bowl. Both times it came out very clean. You could followup with some compressed air, but I didn't.
I'm thinking about trying an ultrasonic cleaner, and had meant to ask here if anyone has any experience with them. Was also thinking about the dishwasher, of course after first cleaned with a solvent.
Disposal of the solvent used: we have waste oil disposal points sprinkled all over the country, and they are fine with a bit of solvent like this. I assume an oil recycling center would be similar.
I have two filter elements so when I'm changing the oil I don't have to stop to clean the filter at that moment, I can do it at my convenience. So far, I have done it while the oil is draining.