Reusable oil filter

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BikeSAG, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. BikeSAG

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    I have a S-1 model for sale. It is an ok filter, the only problem is its a messy job to clean and put back on. The cost is very high, you can use alot of Harley filters for the cost of one of these.
     
  3. glider

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    I agree with the wiz on this too.:s

    A lot of $$$$ for what it is and I would rather have a fresh filter when I change oil.
     
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    He was telling me that on a HD most of the oil goes through the by-pass as the paper is too restrictive and he believes this brand will filter better. I agree it is expensive.
     
  5. glider

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    The paper pleated filters have been doing a fine job for many years IMO. That's why I like the HD filters, they are specked for the HD engines, not a one size fits most filter.
     
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    I am in the process of installing one during my ongoing oil change. Waiting for the anti rotation part for the adapter from Jagg. When that comes I'll install it along with their 6 row cooler and the K&P oil cooler. I think the oil filter is every equal of the Harley filter. Blackstone, the oil analysis people, have only good thing to say about the oil samples from people using this filter. That is good to me. Baisley Performance from Portland, OR is putting them on ALL of their performance engines. Jagg has added them to their offerings and speak highly of them. Employees at my local Harley dealer use them and swear by them. They told me that Harley approached K&P and tested the product and wanted them to put their name on the product but K&P refused to do it. My thought on using this filter is two fold. First it is an excellent filter and second it will make up for the oil cooler restriction by off setting this with less oil filter restriction. It will make it very easy to see what is circulating in the oil also. As Smitty says "your ride you decide".
     
  7. glider

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    Doc

    Do you know the micron rating for the K&P?

    Thanks
     
  8. Dswartz

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    I cant understand why you would want to spend all that money on a reusable filter. It would take you several oil changes just to cover the cost so you are definately not saving money. Besides now you have to deal with cleaning it instead of simply throwing it away. People can argue all day long about which one is better for the engine, but the HD filter has worked fine for thousands of miles so why not just stick with what works. If this filter is better I'm sure the difference is minimal and not enough to really matter in the long run.
     
  9. TripleJ

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    Surely you meant taking it to the Local OSHA approved State, County and City Certified recycling center? :newsmile100:
     
  10. 67wizard

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    From their web page:
    How does this type of filtration compare to paper oil filters?
    We use ASTMF316 testing procedures which eliminate many of the user variables found in the SAE procedures. Basically, the filter media is pressurized from one side, and when the media starts passing particles, that is the micron rating. We sent filter media from several common brands of paper filters to the lab to be run through the ASTM test. We sent the media to the lab with no names, just numbers for identification so they wouldn't have any idea what brand filter they were testing. The results for the paper filters ranged from 48 microns for the best filter to over 300 microns for the worst filter. Our tests were right in line with other testing results we have researched that have paper media filters passing particles anywhere between 50 and 90 microns. What does this mean? Paper filters are rated on averages, percentages of efficiency (also known as beta ratios) and multiple passes, so a 10 micron rated paper filter (as advertised on the packaging) may be letting particles 50 microns and larger through. The medical grade stainless steel cloth that we use is consistent across the entire media surface and is rated at 35 microns, meaning nothing larger than 35 microns should pass through the material. The bottom line is we meet or exceed the filtration performance of OEM filters, eliminating any warranty issues.