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Max flow air filter, are they worth it?

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I am thinking about a max flow air filter set up for my Stihl 064. It already has the factory heavy duty set up (the one that is wire mesh screen type). Do you feel an improvement in power with these filters?
I already run two saws with K&N air filters on them, so I have uni filter oil and cleaner.
 

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Not sure if there's a power improvement. Way way longer cleaning intervals cutting firewood or milling is my main reason for using them. I can mill 1-2 gallons worth of stuff without cleaning it. An HD 2 is every other cut if that for taking it off and tapping it out.
 

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Does the max flow wrap around the inside of its base and get tightened against the filter housing? In other words, what seals off the forward open end?
 

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On a saw with Air Injection, like all the actual Husky's and the Sthihl's 261/362/441/661, I don't see any advantage to use a MaxFlow filter.

On a 046/460/461/044/440/064/066/640/650/660, it's a great improvement. I ordered 2 of them for a friend of mine, his stock 461 filter was clogged after 3 or 4 tanks of fuel. Now, he can run his saw all day long without cleaning.
 

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How often do you guys need to wash and reoil ?
I dont cut near the amount that Jasha does ...........
I wait for them to turn tan/brown. Depending on conditions, I've seen a dozen tanks of fuel go through my 066 and still had a blue filter

Bel Ray oil is blue and I use the white 80 pore elements, so when the filters are fresh, they are blue like my picture. When they are tan/brown, they get cleaned.

The best thing to do is keep a sharp chain .......... keeps as much dust away as possible.
 
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