Stainless oil filters


7 replies to this topic
  • bustersat

Posted April 22, 2008 - 07:51 AM

#1

Does anyone use the compflo stainless oil filter? Or should I only be looking at the scotts? Compflo says they go down to 35 microns and is a bit cheaper ($50)

  • BergArabia

Posted April 22, 2008 - 08:01 AM

#2

Yeah I have 2 compflos one for my YZ and one for my CRF.
Probably based on the Scotts design.
Had it in the YZ since 2005.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 22, 2008 - 08:34 AM

#3

Comp Flo, if I recall correctly, is the filter that has the bypass valve held together with an Allen set screw so it can be disassembled (God knows why). These set screws have been known to back out. The parts can't cause any damage, and can't escape into the engine, but while the valve is apart, there's no filtering going on, either.

In looking at all of the copy-cats, the most common thing I see is off-shore manufacture, seams that are folded only ( Scotts welds theirs) and a reduced amount of filter media compared with the Scotts. Say what you want, I haven't seen one yet that matches the Scotts overall quality.

The copy-cats sometimes do actually source their mesh media from the same suppliers Scotts uses, but save money by using less of it in their filters (fewer pleats, and/or pleats not as wide). Lower cost components and materials, and lack of ability to oversee the manufacturing process figure into it for me. For the length of time they last (even if you sell the bike and go to a different brand, you can resell the thing), $10-15 doesn't seem like enough to draw me away.

  • jrny426

Posted April 22, 2008 - 08:41 AM

#4

I ended getting a CRT filter and it comes apart aswell for cleaning they say to use loctite on reassemly this is going to be a pain if cleaned as per instruction not to mention the possibilty of loose screws in the oil system.

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 22, 2008 - 08:45 AM

#5

OK, then it was the CRT that had the screw. If it were me, I would run it in with red Loc-Tite and stake it in place.

Of course, I wouldn't own one, but now I'm just being mean. :thumbsup:

  • jrny426

Posted April 22, 2008 - 08:47 AM

#6

OK, then it was the CRT that had the screw. If it were me, I would run it in with red Loc-Tite and stake it in place.

Of course, I wouldn't own one, but now I'm just being mean. :thumbsup:

I'm sure I 'll pick up a Scotts at sometime:bonk: $$$$$$

  • etug321

Posted April 22, 2008 - 11:02 AM

#7

I've had my scotts filter for about 3yrs now, had it on two different bikes never had a problem. Wouldn't buy any other brand.:thumbsup:

  • bustersat

Posted April 22, 2008 - 01:27 PM

#8

thanks all! Scotts it is then!





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