stainless stell oil filter/rotella oil


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  • Lcpl0331

Posted February 21, 2009 - 12:37 PM

#1

Do any of youe Wr450 riders use these stainless stell oil filters?
http://cgi.ebay.com/...sQ5fAccessories

At $53 they are expensive but an OEM filter goes for $13. This thing here will pay for itself within the first year doing regular oil changes.
Also does anyone use the rotella 15/40 oil that walmart sells? I'm nuts about oil changes to the point of almost over doing it and am just trying to be a bit cheap here. If I have to use regular motorcycle oil I will but if I can get by with this stuff then all the better... Thanks

  • acarter92

Posted February 21, 2009 - 03:09 PM

#2

Aren't the stock air filter's wire mesh (mine are for my 99'). I just flush them out and reuse them.

Austin

  • roushxteam199

Posted February 21, 2009 - 06:50 PM

#3

ya i use rotella t 15 40. i like it. i have not changed the filter yet.

  • verk182

Posted February 21, 2009 - 07:40 PM

#4

I am curious is this the Rotella you guys are using?

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 21, 2009 - 07:55 PM

#5

Not a good idea to use auto oil in a motorcycle. Completely different shear and wear applications.

http://www.bikenomad...ar_oil_in_bikes

  • RedBull420

Posted February 21, 2009 - 08:17 PM

#6

I use a Scott's stainless oil filter & Motul 5100 oil.

http://www.scottsper....php?PartType=3

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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted February 21, 2009 - 08:43 PM

#7

I am curious is this the Rotella you guys are using?

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NO...you want to use the diesel shell rotella (or any diesel oil for that matter)...

I have no complaints with the shell rotella...heck my 06 had 11k miles before i sold it :lol:

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  • tunefx

Posted February 21, 2009 - 09:12 PM

#8

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I've been using this one for the last year. I have absolutely no complaints. Thought it might be a little light for the summer but it worked out very well. However, I'm religious about changing the oil frequently. I use a OEM filter.

  • brad the best

Posted February 21, 2009 - 10:47 PM

#9

i used to run rotella 15w40 in my diesel , its a good oil . i now run valvoline full synthetic 5w40 in it because i can get a better deal on it , personally its a better oil for the diesel .

personally in the bike i run motorex i think , i duno some switzerlandish semi-synthetic oil . i personally really like it .

your getting ripped at 13$ for a filter i get mine for about 4$ .

scotts stainless filter if you do buy one .

lots of people run rotella with out any problems , i know way to much about oils to put rottella in my bike , do i actually think it will cause a problem or premature wear ? everyone has a different take on it . i play it safe with a motorcycle specific oil .

any time it seems like its expensive i just think about my aprilia and its 20$ a liter oil , any other oil and it just shifts like crap . as soon as i put in there recommended oil it purrs like a kitten , maybe its because its 10w60 .


some people believe oil is oil , i have been on job sites were they have 2-3 million dollar peices of equipment and they only orderrf one oil 10wt . thats it , gear box , diffs , hydralics , engine , tranny , swing drives , pump drives everything got 10 wt . nothing blew up .

how ever i convinced them to order 10wt , 30 wt , iso 46 , atf , 15w40 , 80w90 . i dont want to know what the diffs looked like with 10 wt in them since it doesn't have ep additives . *shudders*

  • kjr247

Posted February 22, 2009 - 08:15 AM

#10

Sometimes you can find the 5 gallon a way bunch cheaper (than the 1 gallon)at Wal-Market. FYI

  • DrzDasher

Posted February 24, 2009 - 09:37 PM

#11

whatever oil you use make sure it has full esters, I don't know about anyone else but I use oem, you can get them at napa with orings for pretty cheap.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted February 24, 2009 - 10:16 PM

#12

Rotella 5w-40 and a ready racing stainless filter. Drain every 150-200 miles and its good to go.

  • init ref

Posted February 25, 2009 - 06:57 PM

#13

NO...you want to use the diesel shell rotella (or any diesel oil for that matter)...

I have no complaints with the shell rotella...heck my 06 had 11k miles before i sold it :lol:

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Usually don't get involved in oil threads but...

+++eleventy billion on the Rotella T Diesel.

Scott's Stainless oil filter, not so sure...




 
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