Resusable Oil Filters


4 replies to this topic
  • Yz400Flyer

Posted July 21, 2007 - 09:36 AM

#1

Hey All,

I searched through TT already for info on resuable filters and have not found what I was lookign for.

I wanted to get advice/expertise on resuable oil filters.

In the long run it seems like a better deal but I am wandering if they:
-work well
-easy to clean like advertise
-how long do they last (supposed to be "forever")

I was looking at the Scott's filters but they don't carry them for 99 400f, looked at Ready Racing but some people said their covers leak, and also at Outlaw Racing filters, which seem to be a pretty good deal. This leads me to, pardon my ignorance but, do you have to get covers for these filters? or the oem covers fit just as well? (what I am asking is, is it for looks or for funcability?)

Sorry for rambling on :)

Arno

  • grayracer513

Posted July 21, 2007 - 10:31 AM

#2

The Scotts for a YZ450 will fit the 400, and will not need an aftermarket cover. The one in my '03 450 is 4 years old now.

The copycats are just that, and I cannot be convinced that I can get the same quality as a Scotts for half the price.

Cleaning it takes 5 minutes.

As to how they filter, this post goes over it pretty well:

http://www.thumperta...297#post4676297

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  • Ga426owner

Posted July 21, 2007 - 10:47 AM

#3

Grey I broke down and bought a 40.00 one from BTO

http://www.btosports.com/p/CRTOIL

that I am going to test .... it is very good quality and although it may not be as special as Scotts...which I also own for 5+ years, I decided to try it. I will let you know if I threw away 40.00.....on a POS. I needed a new one for the 450...as all my paper ones are used and done...:excuseme:

  • kx_rider53

Posted July 21, 2007 - 10:52 AM

#4

The Scotts for a YZ450 will fit the 400, and will not need an aftermarket cover. The one in my '03 450 is 4 years old now.

The copycats are just that, and I cannot be convinced that I can get the same quality as a Scotts for half the price.

Cleaning it takes 5 minutes.

As to how they filter, this post goes over it pretty well:

http://www.thumperta...297#post4676297


That was a great post. :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted July 21, 2007 - 10:59 AM

#5

Grey I broke down and bought a 40.00 one from BTO

http://www.btosports.com/p/CRTOIL

that I am going to test .... it is very good quality and although it may not be as special as Scotts...which I also own for 5+ years, I decided to try it.

If that's the CRT, and memory serves me, it has an Allen screw holding the bypass valve assembly together. A couple of those have fallen out, putting the filter in full-time bypass. Keep an eye on it.





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