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Foam air filter needs replacing. It disintergrated when I tried to clean with gasoline

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I'm not sure what your question is, but you need to replace the air filter and in the future, don't clean the foam filter in gasoline. They will deteriorate with time, but gas will speed up that process. Wash it in dishwashing detergent next time.

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