New foam that fits over the basket? I thought that the new filters came with that basket?The new filters I bought are just foam that looks like it’ll fit over that basket. I guess I’m not sure what I’m looking at. My immediate thought was “WTF, there’s no air filters in there” are you saying there was and that orange is all that’s left?
What's your opinion on fabricating the filters? Before I bought new filters, I made my own. I peeled away the old foam from the baskets, and used a sheet of foam that I had lying around. It felt to be about the same density, but no real way to be sure. My thought at the time was "This is to prevent crap from getting into the system, so as long as it's clean and porous, it should be fine." Worked until I bought brand new ones.Hot glue would probably hold it in there, hardware cloth will work too.
So, you said the bolts just spun? Funny you mentioned that. I noticed that in one of my air boxes that where the nut threaded into, the plastic that holds the bolt (which is shaped kind of like a little bowl) had cracked.Thankfully I have another set of air boxes because the bolts wouldn’t come out of the left side basket. They just kept spinning, so I just replaced the whole unit for now and I’ll mess with the other one later.
Baskets are part of the air box assembly, Stock filters are foam only.
Someone (ahem, maybe Spockster?) might know if maybe there's an unofficial maintenance schedule posted here on the forums? In the meantime, I'll see if I can find one in the Verses section.The manual states for maintenance you can clean them with high flash point solvent and dried with compressed air. Then dip them in 10w30 and wring them out really well.
The new ones I bought came in sealed plastic and were oiled and ready to install out of the box. I will not let these turn into what I found in there, that’s for sure