Changing the Oil

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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #16 by heraldhamster » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:11 am

I got away from the OEM filters years ago, but I don't think there's a "direction" for them inside the filter cover. it IS pretty imperative to make sure the spring (5 on the diagram) and the spring washer (4) are still in there. usually the washer was lost somewhere/somehow through the years.
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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #17 by Cookie » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:59 am

These are a simple filter with no check valve. It should not matter which direction it goes in.
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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #18 by mike in france » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:57 am

i know what you mean by putting the filter in the wrong way, once bought a bike with stuffed motor and oil filter spring was on the wrong side of the filter!!!

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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #19 by Street Stalker » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:47 pm

I was following along with the steps but where they have listed as a 17mm bolt for the oil filter mine is a 12mm. I'm wondering if this is a different setup from others because I used a lot of force to try and remove it but it isn't bulging. It isn't reverse thread is it? The 12mm fits snug

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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #20 by CYBORG » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:05 pm

Some covers have the 12mm bolt, and some have the 17mm bolt. If you have the 12mm, try and upgrade to the 17mm. Also put a little oil on the large O ring when you install the cover, and don't over tighten it.
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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #21 by bonestock3 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:13 am

im on my 4th read of this write up and im curious if that Rotella Oil is for Diesel engines... 'cos i bought a gallon... and tis for Diesel. I remember reading something about Diesel in the same thread I took the recommendation from, seeking a final confirmation before pumping it into the 'wing
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Re: Changing the Oil

Post #22 by bonestock3 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:23 am

bonestock3 wrote:im on my 4th read of this write up and im curious if that Rotella Oil is for Diesel engines... 'cos i bought a gallon... and tis for Diesel. I remember reading something about Diesel in the same thread I took the recommendation from, seeking a final confirmation before pumping it into the 'wing

neverming, re-read it on Randakks blog; green light for the Diesel oil
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