HELP, Twisted Oil filter

8 replies to this topic
  • trunkmonkey55

Posted June 20, 2004 - 06:35 PM


I just bought a scotts oil filter and rode 80 miles on it. When I took it out to change my oil it was twisted and bent. WHY? why would it do this? :thumbsup:

  • svemo

Posted June 20, 2004 - 11:46 PM


wrong size? maybe you placed i wrong then when you put the cover on it got squeezed?

Got any pictures of it?

  • latehit

Posted June 21, 2004 - 04:35 AM


I had the same problem once. When I took out the old oil filter it was all twisted up and on further inspection I found that there were 2 of the seals stuck together on the inside of the case which obviously didn't provide the proper amount of space for the oil filter. That was the last time I had a dealer change my oil. So check in the case behind the filter and see if there are any oil filter seals stuck in there.

  • JVP

Posted June 21, 2004 - 09:37 AM


Scotts oil filter only has one rubber gasket that in on the side pointing out.

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  • trunkmonkey55

Posted June 21, 2004 - 12:25 PM


ya it only has one gasket

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 21, 2004 - 02:30 PM


That is why I use the cheap paper filters! :thumbsup: :devil: :awww:

  • dez4ever

Posted June 22, 2004 - 08:17 AM

#7 mean like $11.00 from the dealer...not to cheap in my mind.

  • jbrooks26

Posted June 22, 2004 - 12:02 PM


Once you figure that you can use them 4 or 5 times, you drop the price down to around $2-3 for each oil change. I have yet to buy a new filter, got 4 oil changes on it and it looks like new after I clean it up. Seems pretty cheap to me. Just my 2c.


  • SuperRat

Posted June 22, 2004 - 12:47 PM


Just a thought, on both my yz400f and wr450 sometimes the rubber will pull off of the "old dirty" filter and stay inside of your case. When a second filter is installed the spacing is no longer correct and the "new clean" filter will be crushed and twisted... :thumbsup:


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