Oil filter micron size???

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Das Motorad, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Das Motorad

    Das Motorad Member

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    If you switch to syntehtic oil should you use a smaller micron filter?

    I have heard that you need to use the same micron size filter that HD recomends with either syn or conven oil in order to keep the proper oil pressure?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    stay with what hd says
     
  3. Das Motorad

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    Let me add to this. Is the standard HD filter 10 microns or 5
    The reason I ask is the service manual says use a 10 micron filter and the harley accessories catolog does not specify what it is?
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    depends on the part # but a twin cam uses the 5 micron ..
     
  5. Das Motorad

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    That is why I asked Because the 2000 FLT service manual says use a 10 micron filter????
     
  6. Das Motorad

    Das Motorad Member

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    OK I left something out it's NOT a 96 it's an 88 my bad
     
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  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    my bad i thought all twin cam were 5 micron so just the 96 is then ill remember that
     
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  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    so far i only have one harley so i dont have to worry about mixing up
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    actually i want a older fat boy

    I learned long ago with guns ya never say never just so far :newsmile093:
     
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  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yep something like that