Sand in oil filter


11 replies to this topic
  • 525rider

Posted April 24, 2008 - 06:06 AM

#1

I just did 4th oil change on my 08 YZ 450 and found quite a bit of sand in the oil filter, that's just great!:thumbsup:

  • XRYoda

Posted April 24, 2008 - 06:15 AM

#2

your oil breather may be picking it up??? Re rout it to your airbox and put a filter on the end of it. That sucks......

  • Dano426

Posted April 24, 2008 - 09:56 AM

#3

+1 on the breather hose

I have never seen a filter on the end of the breather hose. Any Pics or links?

  • DPW

Posted April 24, 2008 - 04:13 PM

#4

+1 on the breather hose

I have never seen a filter on the end of the breather hose. Any Pics or links?



read through this thread.... http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=330758

  • XRYoda

Posted April 24, 2008 - 04:21 PM

#5

I got the filter from an auto parts store, it is ment to go in a cars airbox, I think that it is either for the PVC valve or the crank case breather hose. I think it was $3, just find one that will fit on the end of your hose.
Using a hose long enough to reach your airbox is probably long enough to stop sand or dust.. I just dont want to take a chance.

  • nap__kxf

Posted April 24, 2008 - 04:41 PM

#6

I got the filter from an auto parts store, it is ment to go in a cars airbox, I think that it is either for the PVC valve or the crank case breather hose. I think it was $3, just find one that will fit on the end of your hose.
Using a hose long enough to reach your airbox is probably long enough to stop sand or dust.. I just dont want to take a chance.


honestly i wouldn't care if it was $50, after reading that thread about the guy spent 3 days in the dunes and ruined his bike...a $3,000 rebuild. i don't want to take my bike to the dunes ever again haha :thumbsup:

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  • rptup

Posted April 24, 2008 - 08:13 PM

#7

honestly i wouldn't care if it was $50, after reading that thread about the guy spent 3 days in the dunes and ruined his bike...a $3,000 rebuild. i don't want to take my bike to the dunes ever again haha :thumbsup:


I ride the sand dunes alot probably every other weekend in the summer if im not riding tracks or desert, and have spent many weekend holidays 5 day trips riding all day every single day in the dunes and i never have problems.

  • _JoNeS_

Posted April 25, 2008 - 04:20 AM

#8

half way down this page has a step by step of what to do.

http://www.thumperta...t=330758&page=2

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 25, 2008 - 07:12 AM

#9

I have seen some riders reroute this breather tube down the frame under the skid plate/cut slightly shorter,(to avoid sand sucking) with good results or into the airbox (mainly to avoid water)......All the sand should be gone after a couple of oil changers...and be glad you did not get water in the motor, that is a lot of fun to deal with.

  • Dano426

Posted April 25, 2008 - 07:27 AM

#10

read through this thread.... http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=330758


Thank for the info.

  • tonypitcock79

Posted April 25, 2008 - 10:15 AM

#11

dont't understand the whole breather tube in airbox thing,thought that motors liked cool air as opposed to hot air comming from a motor that is 200 degrees

  • grayracer513

Posted April 25, 2008 - 11:04 AM

#12

What do you think the net volume of air flowing out of the breather is?





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