Ford F150 Cold Air Intake
How to Take Care of Your Ford F150 Cold Air Intake
Ever since the conception of combustion engines, these power plants had to rely on an ideal fuel and air mixture to properly carry on their functions. To improve the air flow further, aftermarket parts like the Ford F150 cold air intake are installed. But this component will not do its job once you take it for granted. So it's a must that you inspect it together with the other components of your Ford F150. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Ford F150 cold air intake.
- Dismount the air cleaner from your cold air intake.
As its name implies, the filter acts as the component that prevents particles from entering your intake system. However, its use and exposure to elements over time let it accumulate particles. At a certain point, it will be already clogged with too many particles that your engine will not be able to breathe properly anymore. Once your air filter is already dirty, you have two options depending on the material it is made up of.
- Wash and scrub the air cleaner if the filter material can be washed.
There are air filters that can be cleaned using water and shampoo. Once you have verified it is the type of material that can be washed, proceed to directing a steady stream of clean water to it. Gently scrub it with a sponge or brush soaked in cleaning solution. Be careful not to damage the filter as holes may render the filter useless. After washing, let the air filter dry.
- For filters that cannot be washed, replace it with new stock.
Once you have determined the material of your dirty filter, you can go to an automotive shop and buy the appropriate air filter. Remove the old dirty filter and replace it with the new one. After replacing it, your truck should be breathing like brand new again.
- Wipe your intake pipe once in a while.
You can keep your intake pipe cleaning by wiping it with a clean wet cloth every time you do your car wash. Don't forget to dry it up after.