I cleaned mine this week and used Kerosene like suggested in the book. Smell is hard to get rid of. I also washed it after letting it set overnight to dry. The Kerosene was hard to cut with regular dish soap. Will probably use Naptha next time or buy a filter cleaner. I also used K&N filter oil on it and it is now red instead of yellow. The foam filter is a hassle to clean so I think I will get a K&N after all. I have been hesitant after getting a high silicone content reading on an oil analysis of my Duramax when running the K&N.