Scotts Oil Filter Cleaning

10 replies to this topic
  • Unkle_Moose

Posted October 09, 2001 - 07:04 PM


Just wondering how everyone is cleaning their stainless steel filters, is their a better way then hot water and dish soap.

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  • Tennessee_Thumper

Posted October 09, 2001 - 10:31 PM


I've had good luck with contact cleaner.

  • MX_Tuner

Posted October 10, 2001 - 01:20 PM


Same way you clean the stock filter. I use aerosol brake cleaner. I'm still on my original '98 filter.

MX Tuner

  • Ga426owner

Posted October 10, 2001 - 03:15 PM


Mark, aerosol brake cleaner on a air filter?
Interesting, I have not tried this. Kerosene has worked for me with the same longivity results.
On the Scotts, I use Contact or Brake cleaner & wash out with hot H2O.

  • MX_Tuner

Posted October 11, 2001 - 01:35 PM


Oil filters, Dave. I *have* used brake cleaner on an air filter in a pinch, but I'm leery of what it'll do to the foam after time.

MX Tuner

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  • Unkle_Moose

Posted October 16, 2001 - 06:38 PM


Thanks for the input guys.

  • BlueThunder

Posted October 16, 2001 - 06:53 PM


Uncle Moose....did that thing really cost $70? Tell me the filter changes your oil for you too? Wowee they're really proud of those.

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  • Unkle_Moose

Posted October 16, 2001 - 07:05 PM


Yes BlueThunder it cost $70 but I don't have to replace it. Paper filters I used to replace every oil change, this will save me money in the long run.

  • MX_Tuner

Posted October 17, 2001 - 02:27 PM


Uncle Moose, I'm still on my original '98 oil filter. You don't need to replace the stock filter.

MX Tuner

  • MS

Posted October 17, 2001 - 02:46 PM


Unkle Moosey: I too clean my stock filter with contact cleaner, brake cleaner, then give it a good drying out with low pressure air from the inside. Im still using my stock filter with my 98 as well. no rips or tears so far...


  • Unkle_Moose

Posted October 17, 2001 - 06:53 PM


Hey you guys that are still using your stock paper oil filter Posted Image ARE NUTS Posted Image I could never take that chance with an oil filter. Every other ride or 100 miles change oil and clean filter. Might not do much else to the bike, but oil & filter yes.
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