An engine not only requires fuel in order to function, but also oxygen through an air supply, to mix with the fuel in the combustion chamber. An air filter is used to prevent unwanted impurities from entering the chamber. The standard air filter is usually made from paper or fibre, which although has good filtration, also has high restriction to air-flow and requires periodical replacement. The Hurricane Stainless Steel filter has been specifically designed to be a direct replacement to your existing filter and to improve your engines overall performance.
Hurricane only uses the highest quality stainless steel SUS-304 directly from Japan to make our filter mesh, which has undergone extreme quality assurance testing. Using the latest technology in weaving, we are then able produce a super-fine filtering stainless steel mesh with a 60µm (micron) rating. This protects your engine from any harmful particles. It is then pleated to improve surface area and flow rate, then set in a natural rubber frame which has extreme durability in all conditions.
Maintaining Reusable Filters
Other aftermarket filters may use cotton, sponge or foam as a filter medium, all with the aims of improving performance and being reusable. While they may do so to some extent, they are not without drawbacks.
They tend to be difficult to maintain, requiring dedicated cleaning solutions and oiling in order function properly. Some are very delicate and can be damaged easily if washed with incorrect solution or not left to dry naturally, which makes cleaning tedious and time consuming. If oil is required, too little will prevent proper filtration and too much will cause excess to potentially contaminate your MAF sensor.
The Hurricane Stainless Steel filter does not require any oiling and will not contaminate your sensors. Maintenance is simple, requiring only detergent and water to clean and can be dried manually with a blow dryer. See our guide .
By reducing the restriction on air-flow, your engine can take in air if and when it needs it more easily. This means that less energy is wasted on air intake and results in an increase in horsepower and torque. When driving, users will feel a more responsive throttle and smoother acceleration, especially in the mid to high-end rev range. The mesh has a uniform construction, which streamlines passing air, reducing turbulent eddies and improving flow further.
How to care and look after your filter:
An air filter acts by stopping various impurities from entering the engine, so it is only natural that over time the filter will become dirty. In order to continue functioning properly, it will require cleaning. We advise our customers to clean their Stainless Steel Hurricane Filter during their regular engine service or at every 5000 miles, whichever comes first and depending on driving environment*.
A Hurricane Stainless Steel filter can be cleaned as many times as desired, with no negative impact. The filter will perform like new after cleaning again and again. Following our maintenance guide below, the filter will last the lifetime of the vehicle.
How to clean your filter:
- Remove dirty filter from the housing in the engine bay.
- Rinse off any loose dirt using water.
- Wash using detergent and a soft brush.
- Rinse in clean water and shake off any excess.
- Filter can then be left to dry naturally or by using a blow dryer.
- Do not use sharp or coarse objects to clean the filter i.e. wire brush.
- No oiling is required after cleaning.
- Do not use gasoline when cleaning. It will damage the filter rubber frame.
- Ensure filter is clean and dry before refitting into vehicle.
- Material: Stainless Steel, Durable Rubber
- Higher air intake and more dust absorbing than original paper air filter.
- Increases Horse Power: 5% - 20%
- Fuel Saving: 5% - 10%
- Extends engine life span
- Washable Air Filter
- Durable .
- Highly Recommended for Street and Racing
- 100% Original HURRICANE Product
- Made In THAILAND
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