Oil filter screen


7 replies to this topic
  • Huffa 2

Posted September 13, 2006 - 05:21 PM

#1

Just wondered how many are aware of this (#4) oil filter screen? Pretty many of the honda 4 stroke motors have them, not sure about other makes.

:thumbsup: I'll bet alot don't even know it exists .

http://houseofmotorc...da/HJ360037.gif

Newer and older L's & R's have them. Can't recall if manuals tell you to ever clean them or not?

  • qadsan

Posted September 13, 2006 - 08:10 PM

#2

The good news is that this screen is almost always perfectly clean in the dozens of motors I've opened, even after thousands of off-road miles.

  • Iforgottowipe

Posted September 13, 2006 - 08:17 PM

#3

The only one I clean is the one on the bottom of the down tube. I've only cleaned it once after break-in. It was almost perfectly clean.

  • underwatersimon

Posted September 13, 2006 - 09:57 PM

#4

You are right...I clean the one in my down tube regularly but I've never seen this. I'll have to check and update later.

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  • XR650L_Dave

Posted September 14, 2006 - 07:42 AM

#5

This is the screen that plugs up when you break/gring internals, or toast the clutch.

Dave

  • cleonard

Posted September 14, 2006 - 09:50 AM

#6

I have almost never seen anything on this screen. On my older XL250S it was the only "filter" of any kind in the engine. I wouldn't open the cover to clean this. However, whenever I do open the cover for some other reason, I do clean it.

  • Huffa 2

Posted September 14, 2006 - 09:56 AM

#7

This is the screen that plugs up when you break/gring internals, or toast the clutch.

Dave


Yep, that would be the case I'm sure.

I'm another that never found them dirty.


Does Honda mention in manuals to ever check them? Do they mention them at all?

  • qadsan

Posted September 14, 2006 - 02:20 PM

#8

...Does Honda mention in manuals to ever check them? Do they mention them at all?

Yes, it's clearly pictured and mentioned on page 4-2 of the factory service manual.





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