Oil Filter Poll

Discussion in 'Oil' started by glider., Oct 26, 2007.

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Oil Filter Poll

  1. HD Filter

    682 vote(s)
    62.3%
  2. Amsoil Filter

    85 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. Wix Filter

    36 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. K&N Filter

    158 vote(s)
    14.4%
  5. Napa Filter

    12 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Fram Filter

    47 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Purolator Filter

    18 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. Hastings Filter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Mobil Filter

    13 vote(s)
    1.2%
  10. OTHER (Please specify)

    44 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. glider.

    glider. BOT Machine

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    Let's see what's being used as far as oil filters.

    Feel free to give your comments on it also but please post in the proper forum for asking a question about filters. This section is just for gathering info on the filters themselves.


    Also take a look at the filter comparisons here.

    Oil Filter Comparisons - Harley Davidson Community
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 12, 2012
  2. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    HD oil Filters
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    mech. at the shop said k&n was better.....it was a dollar more, don't really care about that, and I don't know how to tell if one filter is better than another, and don't know if he can either...but I liked the nut on the end of the filter. guess now i don't need my "special" Harley oil filter wrench with the notch cut in the side.:rr
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I've always used the HD filters because I feel the HD filters were specked for the engines by the manufacturer even thou it probably goes out to the lowest bidder to be made, the company still has to stand behind them if a problem pops up. That's all the dealers would have to see if you are still under warrantee is a aftermarket filter. They could give you a hard enough time without you furnishing the ammo for them.
    There is a big difference between filters of different brands. The bypass spring in itself will allow the oil to circulate unfiltered if it isn't the proper opening pressure, not to mention the filter media size and the make up of the filter itself. The nut on the K&N is nice but I still lean towards the HD filters, I sleep better at night:D

    Take a look at this post, especially the first link...

    http://www.hdtalking.com/oil_related_tips/903-oil_filter_comparisons.html#post4339
     
  5. DYNAGUY

    DYNAGUY Active Member

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    I must be keeping Amsoil in bussines. I am only one voted on Amsoil filter.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The biggest problem with amsoil products is getting them, especially on the road if you need some while away from home. The popular brands are available in most auto supply houses or at a HD dealer.
     
  7. Spike King

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    K&N filter for me the nut on the end makes life alot easyer they cost more tho :x
     
  8. Deus ex Machina

    Deus ex Machina New Member

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    I use and have used Perf-Form synthetic filters for years now with zero complaints.
     
  9. jimmykayla

    jimmykayla Member

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    Amsoil filter and oil for me!!...and I know alot of people that swear by it!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  10. 07ROADKING

    07ROADKING Active Member

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    i use the 5
    micron H-D filters i will switch to ams oil filters after the warranty is up:s
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007