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post #221 of 229 (permalink) Old 10-11-2020, 10:06 PM
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I went to advance auto. They recommended 2 filters...1 Purolator $15 or 1 K&N. Purolator leaked at the base seal. K&N not in stock. After the leak, got OEM little less then $12 for this tiny thing...jeez
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When you drain the oil and change the filter there is still about a quart of old oil left in an FJR motor / clutch / transmission. The new oil turns darker pretty quickly. Now then, that should keep the anal retentive riders awake at night.
not so fast there.. here is my oil after 2000 miles .. I have never seen such clean oil .. inside my engine must be spotless to look like this ( my friends bought an FJR ..say his looked the same as mine after a 500 or so ..

BUUUUTTTT the function of your oil is to clean so just because it is dark doesnt mean it is needing a change .. heck many diesels will be pitch black in 50 miles yet can go 10000 between changes
PS I recently bought a FEW Donaldson filters they make a stellar product for diesel big rigs so I figured it will carry over to small engines
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Mobil1 M1-110 (long version) and M1-108 (short version) have been my go-to filters since 2009.

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Mobil1 M1-110 (long version) and M1-108 (short version) have been my go-to filters since 2009.
Thanks. I'll make a note of that. I couldn't find it on their site.

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Mobil1 M1-110 (long version) and M1-108 (short version) have been my go-to filters since 2009.
Ditto.
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All I’ll say as some above have is that if you cut some apart you will be amazed that what is branded as say a Subaru “factory” filter that you pay extra for because it says Subaru on it is actually a Fram once you cut it apart,, rust, burrs and all For a premium “factory” price. The oe’s as stated just buy form the cheapest supplier with their paint & label on them.

One of the guy’s I worked with at O’Reilly had to have a “factory” filter for his Subaru (same as the fjr) and he paid a premium to get it, when he changed it out I cut it open and it was obviously a Fram (pos) with the inside rusty and lots of burrs on things. Just terrible !

Purolater got bought up by Bosch I believe and Bosch if they are still are practicing their normal business model is to buy a company, close it down, and make it in their facilities, so it is likely if you buy a Purolater filter it’s probably just a Bosch in purolater paint.

Of the filters I’ve cut apart the one’s I would recommend are the Mobil 1’s , the K+N’s (although the hut thing is a problem), and probably the best made filters I’ve seen are the Wix/Microgard products, simply very well made. The Mobol1’s are pretty good as well.

The worst have been anything Fram which includes many oe’s like Subaru, Suzuki & several others, just terrible with internal rust & burrs normal along with way less filter media.

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Caution on the K&N, do NOT install it with that nut. You will stress the projection welds and they may fail/leak... as many have found out. Oil on your back tire ain't a good thing. The nut is for removal only.... personally, I don't see the need nor will I risk it.
HiFlo Filtro was K&N's OEM on the nut oil filter until K&N found a cheaper Chinese manufacturer. A few years later K&N's welds were failing irrespective of whether the nut was used to install. HiFlo Filtro has not had that problem.

You can get a HiFlo without the nut (HF-204 MSRP $8 ) for $2 less. They claim the nut version (HF-204RC, MSRP $10) has better element inside.

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K/n or Mobil-1 or Wix filters and Mobil-1 15w50 car oil in all 4 bikes. So far no problem but that is just me.
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Perhaps everyone should consider that this is an oil FILTER thread and that all OIL related discussions are to be contained in the all-inclusive OIL thread.

And that all future discussions of oil FILTERS should be contained in the all-inclusive oil FILTER thread.

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