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I have the full banks powerpack system on my cummins ISC 350. It was installed by the previous owner. It's been a little over a year, and I think it's time to change out the main air filter. I believe the banks kit has an upgraded/different air filter than the standard filter. The red filter canistor has a sticker that says "Stop Do Not Replace. Cleanable Lifetime Air Filter".

See the picture below. I presume you can remove the filter, and wash it. The top of the canistor looks like it has some silver tape that covers the screws. Is there a trick to removing these things? I guess I'd like to prepare myself for how easy something should be. Looks like I need to remove the two black straps and loosen the T-bolt and remove the rubber boot at the left and loosen the T-bolt and remove the intake ducting at the top. It looks like the only way to get at the filter is to remove the silver tape and remove the screws. Any advise would be appreciated.




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There should be a filter pressure indicator on that system.


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If you wash that filter you will need to oil it. I would check with Banks for info and oil.


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crah wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

There should be a filter pressure indicator on that system.


Thank you. I did see the minder but it hasn't moved in over a year and I use the unit in very dusty conditions including dirt roads. I do see that it has AFE on the sticker stating it is washable lifetime. Just checking to see what other have done to do their routine maintenance on theirs.
Is the filter minder in the red or in the green? You should be able to re set it by pushing on the rubber end.
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wny_pat wrote:

crah wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

There should be a filter pressure indicator on that system.


Thank you. I did see the minder but it hasn't moved in over a year and I use the unit in very dusty conditions including dirt roads. I do see that it has AFE on the sticker stating it is washable lifetime. Just checking to see what other have done to do their routine maintenance on theirs.
Is the filter minder in the red or in the green? You should be able to re set it by pushing on the rubber end.
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. It tells you when to change the filter. It is spec'ed to work with your system.

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Tom/Barb wrote:

There should be a filter pressure indicator on that system.


Thank you. I did see the minder but it hasn't moved in over a year and I use the unit in very dusty conditions including dirt roads. I do see that it has AFE on the sticker stating it is washable lifetime. Just checking to see what other have done to do their routine maintenance on theirs.

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wny_pat wrote:

wny_pat wrote:

crah wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

There should be a filter pressure indicator on that system.


Thank you. I did see the minder but it hasn't moved in over a year and I use the unit in very dusty conditions including dirt roads. I do see that it has AFE on the sticker stating it is washable lifetime. Just checking to see what other have done to do their routine maintenance on theirs.
Is the filter minder in the red or in the green? You should be able to re set it by pushing on the rubber end.
Learn about FilterMinder
. It tells you when to change the filter. It is spec'ed to work with your system.


Thank you for the suggestion. The indicator markings are worn off so I can't really tell. The gauge portion hasn't moved in over a year. Someone else mentioned oiling the filter which is throwing me off a bit. I'm familiar with the K&N type that is oiled. I will call banks and afe and see what they have to say.

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The Shadow Nos wrote:

If you wash that filter you will need to oil it. I would check with Banks for info and oil.


Not necessarily. You DO NOT Oil the K&N Heavy Duty RV filters. I would check with AFE and try to obtain their cleaning sheet. Probably available online... AFE.com I prefer the K&N ... and it is what I have on my coach with a Cummins engine. Pull it out, pressure wash while I'm washing the rear of the radiator.... let dry, stick it back in. That simple.


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