Cub oil air breather

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Cub oil air breather

Postby hotrodcars » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:50 pm

Hey Guy's can some one tell me if possible how do you get the mesh element out of the air filter without destroying the canister? I have looked in the books and online and can't seem to find anything on how to remove the wire mesh element itself, is the bottom cage just a press fit or am I missing something?

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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:03 pm

The mesh isn't meant to be removed. You can soak it in kerosene and then rinse to clean out debris. The bottom cage is a press fit but should also have a retaining clip to hold it in place.
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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:19 pm

"bottom cage"?? I'm not sure you are talking about the same thing. Bob's answer fits the cup on the bottom. I suspect hotrodcars is asking about the next part up that holds the mesh in place. I believe it is spot welded on place.

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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby hotrodcars » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:40 pm

Yes I'm sorry for the lack of clarity, I was referring to the next part up as the mesh is really solid with cooked oil. doesn't look like it was maintained at all through out its life, I will try to soak it again for another couple of days and see what it does. THANKS FOR THE INPUT!!

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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:14 pm

Soak for several days in solvent; kerosene, diesel, parts cleaner. Every time you pass by, jiggle the air cleaner.
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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Magnum » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:17 pm

Just a question on cleaning these filters , could you run an atf in this ? I thought atf has good cleaning properties in it .

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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Eugene » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 pm

Magnum wrote:Just a question on cleaning these filters, could you run an atf in this ?
If you are asking about the solvent, ATF is about 5 weight oil.

I would use one of the solvents previously mentioned. I use diesel fuel because I can recycle it for my parts cleaner.

Or a small metal container and a gallon of gasoline. Gasoline should do the trick, but the problem is on what to do with it when finished and flammability.

If you are asking what oil to use in the air cleaner cup, engine oil. I use 30 wt nondetergent.
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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby Magnum » Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:16 am

Eugene wrote:
Magnum wrote:Just a question on cleaning these filters, could you run an atf in this ?
If you are asking about the solvent, ATF is about 5 weight oil.


If you are asking what oil to use in the air cleaner cup, engine oil. I use 30 wt nondetergent.


I was curious to see if the atf could be used in the oil up of the air cleaner and the engine run for a short period . But after reading the atf is only 5 wt. I think I have my answer. I'm going to guess 5wt is way too light , it might just end up someplace it should not be .

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Re: Cub oil air breather

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:50 pm

Grab a container big enough for your part and take some cascade dish washer detergent, put it in HOT water, swish it around, let it soak, swish it around some more!

Whei it is squeaky clean, rinse it off with more hot water and set it in the sun or on a heater duct to dry

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