Reusable oil filters?

5 replies to this topic
  • Jason

Posted December 01, 2000 - 03:07 PM


I heard someone mention a reusable oil filter here. Where you'd get it? I looked in chaparral and asked at my yamaha shop, they've never heard of them.
Or maybe I just misunderstood, do yall reuse the regular paper filters? This seems rather risky to me.


  • Boit

Posted December 01, 2000 - 03:37 PM


Scott's Performance in Montrose California handles the permanent oil filters. These are claimed to be of a finer micron than stock and are made of stainless steel mesh. This is the same Scott's that makes the steering dampner.

  • holeshot

Posted December 01, 2000 - 03:44 PM


The stock brass screen filter in the YZF can be cleaned and re-used many times. Many are still using the original filter in their '98 YZF's.

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  • MikeOK

Posted December 01, 2000 - 05:45 PM


I've found I can get about 4 or 5 oil changes out of the stock type filters before the cheezy rubber seals start to get compressed. I use mineral spirits to clean it then use a rag to get the little flecks out of it.


  • Tony_Williams

Posted December 02, 2000 - 11:45 PM


I've re-used my oil screen dozens of times. The screen at the bottom of the oil resevoir has never been contaminated.

Tony Williams
YZ400F (98)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted December 04, 2000 - 06:14 AM


I reuse my metal mess oil filters also with no problems. I clean it with a spray can of brake parts cleaner, works great. Most of you probably already know this if you own a 2 smoke, brake parts cleaner works great for cleaning fouled spark plugs also. Spray it on, let it drip dry, and in just a few seconds you have a clean/dry plug. A new plug is always best but a clean spare plug sometimes comes in handy.

Paul in AZ

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