Billet reuseable oil filter

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Beer Hound, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Beer Hound

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    Has anyone used a reuseable oil filter like this and is it worth me putting it on. It was free from a Buddy of mine. The bike is a 93 Heritage softail classic and it will fit. Also what would I clean the filter with? Thanks!
     

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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Wonder what micron it is rated at, as for cleaning, may use brake clean followed by hot water and air dry, Capital Jack
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I am a strong believer in using disposable oil filters that you can through away when their useful (not usable) life is over. But at lease you are not considering using this one on a TC. As long as the filter you are considering using will filter down to the micron rating required of your engine and will handle the flow required, go ahead.

    TQ
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It is a long time since i last saw a reuseable oil filter in a petrol engine i have got used to the disposable type and i dont think i would be tempted it makes enough mess just removing the throw away ones but as i remember its a real pest to fully clean a reuseable oil filter
    as i remember had to wash them through with kerosene or petrol to get the element clean then left to air dry

    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

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    Indeed, and now the car manufactures are using cartridge filters what a mess, they say they are more user friendly LOL
     
  6. Beer Hound

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    I was thinking the same thing, toss the little particles instead of running them back through but I wasn't sure. I think I'll polish it up and hang it on the wall till somebody needs it. Thanks guys!
     
  7. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    I wouldnt mess with it...i would rather pay the $ 15

    Besides, he must of known something to give it away for free :s
     
  8. Beer Hound

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    He is building a bike and decided to go with a different filter. That is kinda funny though!
     
  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I would think with the expense of engine damage that could occur if something went wrong, using the H.D. factory oil filter is the only way to go. Especially if put back together improperly and there was a loss of oil pressure or piece of dirt clogged a passage.