Are these typically issues that present themselves immediately? I used a fram extra guard ph6017a. Hadn't even thought about checking clearance. Fram is concave but the threaded portion sticks out further than the yamaha.
Obviously they have a horrible reputation (not too sure those criticisms still apply today) but I won't use one for my next change because the shape doesn't fit my filter socket. Hopefully wont have too much trouble removing it after a couple thousand miles. Although it looks like maybe I could fit a c clamp on it.
Also, does anyone actually torque their filters to the factory 13 ft lbs? This is far more than I would ever expect a filter to need to be tightened
Last edited by matt1300a; 01-25-2016 at 11:22 AM.