Oil screen installation

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Zombie Master, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Zombie Master

    Zombie Master Zombie Master

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    So after 30klms I bought the oil filter kit that contains all new screens, washers, and gaskets. The flat oil screen on the clutch side still looks good, but I thought I would replace it with the kit. While the original screen slides in easily, the new one seems to get stuck with a bit to go before I can install the cover. The new screen looks identical to the old one. Anybody know how to finesse this installation?
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  2. bobone

    bobone Been here awhile

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    the body of the filter act as a spring aganist the cover. it shuld enter freely all the way in but resist a bit aganist the cover.

    make sure you did not put it upsidedown.
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  3. selecw

    selecw Been here awhile

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    I had the same issue with an aftermarket screen. I ended up cleaning the old screen and reusing it as I did not want to risk forcing the new screen in.
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  4. Jeff Sichoe

    Jeff Sichoe ruddy bastard

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    lol yeah I had this same issue with OEM filter kits, the lower screen in the last 3 kits just didn't want to fit, whereas the original one slides in and out easily.

    I have just been cleaning out and re-using the original screen...

    Perhaps I just need to apply more pressure? I couldn't figure it out at the time either though, as you say, the screens looked identical just the new one/s met resistance inserting and I didn't want to lean on it too much!
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  5. Zombie Master

    Zombie Master Zombie Master

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    Well glad to hear I'm not alone. Maybe there is a 990 rider who can describe the process. One friend said you have to "cam it in". Not sure what he meant.
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  6. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    Mine snugs up 3/4 the way in. Then a little force slides it home. 06 Adv.
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  7. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Long timer

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    Mine is the same with the old 950A engine and the new 990smt motor.
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