Brass oil filter looked like an hour glass!!!!
Posted April 15, 2003 - 12:27 PM
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Posted April 17, 2003 - 02:05 AM
Any reason to discard and buy new if they still look great?
Posted April 17, 2003 - 03:36 AM
Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:51 AM
The filter was sucked in. Like if you took a beer can and squeezed the middle of it.
I figure it was starving for oil cause if the oil was flowing, the filter would not have been sucked in.
Posted April 17, 2003 - 05:46 AM
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Posted April 17, 2003 - 07:09 AM
What solvent and cleaning method do you use? I swish mine around in gasoline but get the "Hourglass" syndrome after they are re-used.
Posted April 17, 2003 - 12:49 PM
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Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:43 PM
As can be seen from this photo, even if the compression went all the way around the filter it still would not prevent oil from flowing through it. Maybe I am missing something? It sure would be nice to see a photo of the original filter.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 06:16 AM
I don't know the difference between how much oil flow there is in the 450 compared to the 426. I find it hard to believe they changed to paper to save weight, although that may be the reason.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 06:48 AM
My dealer said it was done for weight savings
I thought i read it was because they reduced the oil amount.Doesn't the paper filter better? Either way i guess i should of kept the old filters.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 08:06 AM
As far as paper vs. brass, I don't see that the weight would be significant. But the cost would be and would guess they went to paper to save $$$$$! And also so they can sell another filter every oil change.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 08:12 AM
I guess my advice would be to use the recommended filter for the 450 and the recommended filter for the 426. Or, perhaps take a look at using a stainless filter which in my opinion is superior to the brass and has advantages over the paper. But, take this with a grain of salt as there has never been an independent study done on any of these filters.