Revo Air intake system filters use multi-layered foam technology to trap dust and dirt while maintaining flow efficiency over time. Using foam increases the filter’s surface area and is washable, compared to standard paper and cotton filters which trap dust on the surface, become less efficient the more they are used and need to be replaced. It’s important that you clean and oil your filter in line with your service schedule to ensure optimum performance and lifetime of your filter.
What are the main benefits of Revo foam filters?
- Designed to increase horsepower and rate of acceleration
- Exceptional filtration
- High airflow with three layers of foam
- Lifetime warranty
Why choose a foam filter?
So why do Revo use foam? Compared to paper, cotton or other filter technologies, reticulated polyester foam achieves optimum performance against three key criteria:
- Maximum airflow: the ability to allow air to pass through without causing a large drop in pressure.
- Cleaning efficiency: the capability to arrest a high proportion of airborne dust while feeding the engine clean air.
- Dust load-up tolerance: the capability to absorb a large amount of dust without reducing airflow capacity.
This type of filter has been used in all fields of motorsport from Formula 1 to the World Rally Championship. The Revo filter range receives this same attention to detail at the design stage and is manufactured to the exact same standards.
Why do I need to clean my foam filter?
Unlike paper filters, Revo Pro-Panel Filters are a serviceable upgrade. You can clean your filter in line with your usual service schedule, or sooner if required to ensure peak performance. Cleaning your filter will ensure it lasts and performs as it should. You should never use engine oil, cotton guaze filter oil or any other oil not specifically designed for foam air filters.
You should follow the instructions on any product you choose to purchase. Improper use of cleaning chemicals can damage filter materials.
How to clean your Revo foam air filter.
Step 1: Removing the oil
The basic goal for this step is to firstly break down the sticky dust retention oil on the filter and remove any other debris using a cleaning agent. After a few minutes you should wash the cleaning product from the filter using warm water. You should run warm water through the side of the filter too if possible to help remove any remaining dust.
Step 2: Drying the filter
After the Pro-Panel filter has been cleaned, leave it to dry in a warm, dry place until fully dry. Don’t try to speed this up with an air gun or heat gun as you will likely damage the foam.
Step 3: Re-oiling the filter
When fully dry, re-oil following the instructions. It must be a specific foam air filter oil. There is a common misconception that oil can contaminate the MAF unit (mass air flow meter). Foam filter oils are designed to be too viscous to become airborne and will not cause issue if re-applied correctly.
What cleaning kit should I buy?
Currently Revo do not offer any service products for the Pro-Panel Filters. Here are some items that we recommend you use.
CLK Cleaning Kit
Available individually or as a kit for light and heavy dust retention. Check with your Revo Authorised Dealer for information on which is most suitable for your vehicle.
Aerosol Cleaning Kit
The perfect solution for cleaning and prolonging the life of your filter, each kit contains everything required.