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OEM (Stock) 128 31.68%
Aftermarket, disposable 182 45.05%
Aftermarket, reusable 7 1.73%
Aftermarket auto filter 74 18.32%
Other 13 3.22%
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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-7-2006, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

I use either a Purolator PureOne or a Bosch Premium disposable filter. Filtration efficiency is like no other. 98% on the PureOne and 99% on the Bosch.

Reusable filters are not very good. too expensive and don't filter very well.

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i'm using amsoil with amsoil filter and a filtermag on the outside of filter here is the part # EaOM103.

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

Stock filter that I purchase from local dealer. If there is ever a warranty claim this may give me just a little more credibility that the bike was serviced regularly.

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

Just to let you and others know, Unless the cause of a malfunction is directly the result of aftermarket or user error, warranty claims are still very i effect. For example, an aftermarket oil filter will not cause clogged carbs, or faulty fuel valves, or broken speed cables, or oil pump failure when it's been determined that the oil filter was functioning properly.

Also, according to law, unless warranty work is performed free of charge, doing you own work does NOT void your warranty.

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I like purolator. Here is a cross reference for oil filters.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html

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good lookin out, i liked that link.
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Fram, cheap, disposable, works.

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Wal-Mart Supertech from that list, the ST7317 or whatever. $2, can't beat it.

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I use FRAM. Apparnelty they are among the worst on the market, but I change frequently so it can't be that bad.
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heh... you'd be surprised.

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heh... you'd be surprised.
Well, I've read/been told by people in the know that the filter is cheap ass paper, and it comes out and into the engine at the tail end of it's life - but I do my best to change the bike's oil/filter every 2 thousand kms (or once every 10 days or so), so I wouldn't imagine that would be enough time to do any damage?

I'd be happy to switch brands though if you can convince me otherwise!
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The paper endcaps inside the filter start to deteriorate as soon as their saturated. you wouldn't think this would be a big deal... if it was on the pre-filter side. But it's not. It's on the post filtration side. The actual filter media is sub par. hell, sub bogie. there are much better filters out there for not a lot of money, like Purolator or Bosch. You can get a Purolator PureOne filter for about 5 bucks here in Wisconsin at Advance Auto, and a Bosch premium for maybe 8 bucks. why NOT spend the extra 2 bucks on a better filter?

PureOne and Bosch Premium Filters have Synthetic filtration media which has proven to perform much better than paper media. PureOne has a 98% Filtration efficiency and Bosch Premium has a 99% efficiency rate. Fram probably has a negative percentile their so bad.

seriously, switch for your engine's sake.

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Haha, alright, you've sold me. I'll start searching for another filter. Canadian Tire only sells FRAM, and I refuse to pay bike store prices for a filter, so I'll have to look around at other automotive stores.
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The test result chart:
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

Newfieninja told me about the NapaGold 1356. It has metal end caps. Under $10.00 and readily available. I like it a lot.

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

I avoid FRAM and use either EMGO or Suzuki OEM in my C50. Haven't decided on the EX yet (I pick it up in a few weeks) but it won't be FRAM.
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Haha, alright, you've sold me. I'll start searching for another filter. Canadian Tire only sells FRAM, and I refuse to pay bike store prices for a filter, so I'll have to look around at other automotive stores.
Hey Royson, did you end up switching from the FRAM oil filters? which did you go with?

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

Good banter riders. Great info and links.

No on FRAM, I'll go with Puralator or Wal Mart Super Tech.

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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

so far OEM but will prob. switch to Puralator ,I like them for my other Veh. allready
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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

My bike is still new, so I've only had the 1st service where the dealer changed oil so far. Next change I'm putting on an Amsoil EaO filter with synthetic nanofiber filter element. I've read some concern about previous Amsoil filters which, although good quality, had a fairly small filter element surface area which might plug quickly. The new EaO filters, however, have more of a 3-dimensional filter element volume which can apparently hold a ton of particulate matter without plugging, and also filters exceptionally well, even down to particle sizes that go right through most other filters.

I saw on another forum (sorry, don't remember which one - just happened across the post while searching for info about the EaO) that a guy did an oil analysis on the clean oil BEFORE putting it in the engine, and then later when he changed it. Using the EaO filter the used oil apparently had a LOWER particle count than the clean oil (!). If that's true - wow! If not, I've still heard enough good (and nothing bad) about the EaO filters to use them anyway.

The one for the EX500 is the EaO103.

On Fram filters - I also belong to a tractor owner's forum inhabited by farmers and acreage owners that generally have lots of engines to maintain and the consensus is the same over there - Fram is junk. Someone over there even heard that at one point Dodge was denying warranty claims on their Cummins deisel engines if they found a Fram filter on them. Don't know if that's true or not.
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Amsoil EaOM103

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FazerDude: Not sure if you were correcting me or indicating that you use the Amsoil filter, but you are right - the filter number is EaOM103. I forgot the 'M' in my post.
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Re: What type of oil filter do you use?

I have read many forums about how fram filters are so bad and I couldn't beleive how many people
praised walmarts supertech filters! made me start using supertech also scared me off using fram for my cars too!
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