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Old 03-07-2021, 03:15 PM
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Default Oil Bath Air Filter is restricive

I have a cub original with an oil bath air filter. It seems to run great with it off but as soon as I put it back on, it runs awful an sluggish. I would like to restore this air filter and have it back in working order so I can use it. Is there some kind of cleaning procedure I should follow? I'm not sure how to fix it.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:12 PM
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I have a cub original with an oil bath air filter. It seems to run great with it off but as soon as I put it back on, it runs awful an sluggish. I would like to restore this air filter and have it back in working order so I can use it. Is there some kind of cleaning procedure I should follow? I'm not sure how to fix it.
Make sure that your oil level is correct in the cup. There should be a line about an inch or so long that indicates the oil level. The screen can be cleaned with carb cleaner. They are pretty straight forward.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:17 PM
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Should look like this
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Refer to the manual on page 5.3 in this link: https://www.onlycubcadets.net/forum/...ead.php?t=4646

Kerosene is the preferred solvent to clean the element and parts.
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Ya, I've been filling it up to the correct level, its just the metal mesh i think is the problem
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I would soak that "mesh" with kerosene, or some other solvent.
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I would soak that "mesh" with kerosene, or some other solvent.
Just leave it sit? For how long should I?
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Wash it off with carb cleaner and blow dry.
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Swish it around in some kerosene, and blow dry (from the inside to the out).

Repeat a few times and you're GTG.
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