Help with oill filter removal!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by qman8, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. TheRoss

    TheRoss IBA# 522

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    Good deal man. I learned not to just crank on it the hard way. It was before I found my way to ADV and was figuring crap out all on my own. This forum is great.

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  2. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I was referring to oil filters. I wouldn't use their ar filters either.
  3. Steptoe

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    I've had more problems with K&N oil filters than any other make.

    The filter nuts break off or distort due to the filter body being made from biscuit tin metal. . :wink:
  4. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    K&Ns are not the answer to much of anything.

    Their air filters are a mess to clean and pass dirt and their oil filters with what appears to be a convenient nut are sub-standard quality.

    Mobil or Purolators are the benchmark for oil filters if you're not using OE.
  5. Neal J Hinerman

    Neal J Hinerman Adventurer

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    @ qman8: What kind of shape was the gasket in? Was it stuck to the motor, or did it come off with the filter?

    K&N has a nice little nut on the filter, but the key word is "little." How much torque can you apply to the little nut vs. using a cup-style socket that attaches to the whole filter? As Steptoe mentioned, the little nut can twist off. I myself would prefer the ability to apply more torque. I've used the cup-style socket method for over 35 years on all kinds of vehicles, and never had a problem getting a filter off with it.
  6. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Heavy equipment mechanics everywhere would beg to differ...Wix are the standard for quality filters and if they have an interchange cross over part number for any of my vehicles, that is all I use.
  7. qman8

    qman8 2015 GSA

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    The gasket came off with the filter, but it looked like it was compressed way too much.
    I agree with you...in this case, I'm sure the nut and filter skin would have twisted off. In that case, the screw method i used wouldnt work, and you'd be SOL.:eek1
  8. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    I know I'm a day late and a dollar short here (BTW- OP congrats on getting that thing off finally) but I thought I'd pass along another idea for those that might be interested. A few others have mentioned sticking some emory cloth between the filter wrench and the filter. I've had good luck in the past with pulling a latex glove over the (cup style) filter wrench before putting the wrench on the filter. I have a box of cheap gloves in the garage for oil changes, and they give the wrench just enough 'extra' grip and take up any slop between the filter and wrench.
  9. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    No need to buy shop gloves...grab a couple while waiting in the docs office for your next prostate exam....least they could give us for that discomfort
    :lol3

    Good idea on the glove gripper though.
  10. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Agreed if your changing oil on a bulldozer.

    We're talkin' about a motorcycle here and the Wix item may not be available at the local corner auto parts store.
  11. GS Addict

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    Hey, the GS is somewhat of a bulldozer! Unstoppable! :clap
  12. GS Addict

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    Or you could always ask for the old ones! :eek1
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    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    That would be hard core KLRista! :rofl
  14. qman8

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  15. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Purolator, Wix, Baldwin and Mobil 1 appear to be good filters, from the look. The paper inside is the key, and very few if any of us have any ability to test that.

    Rod
  16. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Opinions on the Mann filters from Beemer Boneyard? :ear
  17. GS Addict

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    Mann = Excellent filter.
    They make filters for for all European OE
  18. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    I've had nothing but problems with stamped oil filter wrenches
    The machined wrench from Jesse luggage is quality
    The very best(expensive) is the RCU Designs wrench. Model RCU3000
    Gave up using K&N oil filters they have gone cheap
    Same for fram
    Bought a dozen BMW filters from Beemer boneyard think they were $12 each should last for awhile
    Be sure and put some oil on new filters gasket to avoid that sticking in the future
  19. trout'r

    trout'r Been here awhile

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    my local napa carries the gold filter which i can get (discounted) for 3.50 each
    trout'r
  20. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Anyone know who makes the BMW filters?