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Air filter cleaning?

Part of the B Service Schedule is to check and clean the Air Filter if necessary.

Is there a correct way to do this - such as using the K&N Cleaning Kit (cleaner + oil)? Or do you simply replace the air filter?

Interesting that the service schedule says to "check and clean" rather than "replace".
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On my R171 in the U.S., it calls for its replacement approximately every four years. I find in my area they get pretty dusty, so I go ahead and change them myself approximately every 2 years.

I use the stock filters, so I do simply replace them. One can say it's in my head, but when I change them, I always think I notice a difference.
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The 171 has an open ram air inlet prior to the filter.
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