Comp Flow reusable filter wich way?
Posted January 29, 2006 - 12:31 PM
Posted January 29, 2006 - 01:12 PM
This is the second time in a week that this has come up.
The "blade" on the cover fits into the opening in the filter and the gasket goes against the cover.
If you are able to put the filter in backwards, make sure you have the right filter.
Posted January 29, 2006 - 02:59 PM
Posted January 29, 2006 - 07:46 PM
I went through all years on the 400 series thumpers and the covers are the same, and they all have a "blade" or "nipple" in them to keep the filter centered.
If your cover does not look like this, get a replacement.
Posted January 30, 2006 - 01:27 PM
Posted January 30, 2006 - 01:31 PM
Posted January 30, 2006 - 06:31 PM
In that case, I would not use the aftermarket cover.
The filter comes with an aftermarket cover. It does not have the long nipple in it like that one does.
The purpose of that nipple is to ensure that the filter is properly located over the passageways that deliver oil through the filter and to the engine.
The inside of the filter is the "clean" side. Oil pumps into the area surrounding the filter. If the filter is not properly aligned, then one of two things will happen.... you will pass unfiltered oil into the engine, or, you will pass NO oil into the engine.
Aftermarket does not always mean "better".
What do you expect them to tell you?
Any idea where i can get the number to call the filter company direct?
The "hole" in the filter goes toward the cover. Always has and always will on Yammi thumpers.
At least 5 people have told you the same thing.