Oil filters besides OEM
Posted June 10, 2004 - 06:06 PM
So I was just wondering if you guys only use OEM filters or if you know of another brand and source to get them, preferably online. I don't want to use the Emglo's if the quality is not up to snuff, but I don't want to shell out $11 bucks a pop for the OEM either.
Posted June 10, 2004 - 07:44 PM
Posted June 10, 2004 - 08:50 PM
$80 screen filter = 10 stock filters. Thats quite a few oil changes. Although you don't have to, you'll probably end up replacing the screen filter around that many oil changes anyway. So why bother?
Posted June 11, 2004 - 10:38 AM
Don't use the filter for the 426, they are not the same. The 450's filter a lot smaller particals. I have been using the K&N's with out any problems. Scott also makes one that is reusable but it costs around $80.
My 426 is fine using 426 filter after about 18 000 miles. It is true that 450 filter is better, but what the heck I'm not going to ride this bike for the next 10 years!
Posted June 11, 2004 - 01:50 PM
there is a reason the filter was changed and i don't believe it was just to sell more filters. it would be cheaper for yamaha to only sell one filter for all there bike and be done with it.
okay, rants over. filters and oil changes are cheap insurance. be good to your bike.
Posted June 11, 2004 - 02:49 PM
Filters (IMHO) should be a consumable item, it collects crap I don't want in my engine, so I can then liberate it to my trash can. I had a Scotts in my 250 and I just never felt like I could get it as clean as I wanted. To me its kind of like dumping my kitchen trash out instead of just tossing the bag.
I've been using the K&N's for the past 4-5 changes and they seem to be working well, better then OE I would have to say at least as far as oil appearance @ draining intervals.
Though I typically put in new (Rotella T Synth. 5-40) every other ride and a filter every other change, your results may vary?
I've been looking into the HiFlo's on ebay though, saw one in person (not for the 450, but..) and they appear similar in to the K&N in construction and are about 3$ cheaper per unit and shipping is free.
But it's all relevant...motor oil in my car - I change it when I change it ~4/5k and thats that because all I do is drive the highway twice a day end of story. The bike I slog through mud, streams, dusty crappy roads...so it's change cheap and change often, no problems to speak of yet and everything is still in spec
Posted June 11, 2004 - 06:58 PM
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