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Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-21-2017 at 19:59:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just took the entire air filter assembly off my 8N and thoroughly cleaned it inside and out. Gave it and the mesh a good soaking. The bottom mesh was very dirty. I know I've cleaned it and replaced the oil but never totally cleaned the entire assembly. Has anyone converted over to the paper filter I see they have for the 8N?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 08-22-2017 at 19:02:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Every N-Tractor I've bought had the air filter can so clogged it was a wonder any of them ran. They were all difficult to clean the first time, but it's not hard at all to keep them clean. Most of the dirt should come out with the screens, unless it's been years since they had a good cleaning. The oil bath air filter can be pretty filthy and still flow better than any paper or fiber filter that will fit in the canister. My 72 came with a pleated paper canister filter. I guess it's easier to change that one, but new filters cost way more than a pint of motor oil.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-21-2017 at 20:21:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Larry- I cannot speak for the paper air filters, frankly have never seen one, but wouldn't waste my time and $$$ on one anyway. Some are constantly trying to re-invent the wheel, like the spin-on oil filters. Neither is not needed, in my opinion. As my slogan was in over 35 years in manufacturing was, "show me the data...".


    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-22-2017 at 05:56:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I believe this is one of them. They look rather substantial and are not expensive.

    36 coupe    Posted 08-22-2017 at 16:47:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Paper plug up with dust.Learned this in the 1950s.

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