How much metal is acceptable in an oil filter?

Step up and buy the Scotts. The quality is well worth the difference.

Scotts it is; I'll have one in the mail for the next oil change. Maybe I can talk the Bike's Owner into letting me get a stabilizer while I'm at it. Also, do you think I have done much damage to the engine letting that many metal shavings get into it?

Nate

i have the complfow made by ready. it came with a cool billet cover. but scotts makes some quality stuff

It comes with a Cool Billet Cover because when you use the OEM cover, the filter gets partially crushed because the element is too long. The Cool Billet Cover also lacks the tab extension that the OEM cover has in the center that prevents people from installing their filter backwards, and the OEM O-rings don't always fit them correctly, so they are prone to leak. And, the oil passageways in the Cool Billet Cover are smaller than it the OEM cover, too, but other than that, there's nothing wrong with them.

It comes with a Cool Billet Cover because when you use the OEM cover, the filter gets partially crushed because the element is too long. The Cool Billet Cover also lacks the tab extension that the OEM cover has in the center that prevents people from installing their filter backwards, and the OEM O-rings don't always fit them correctly, so they are prone to leak. And, the oil passageways in the Cool Billet Cover are smaller than it the OEM cover, too, but other than that, there's nothing wrong with them.

Get the Scotts filter. What gray is trying to say in a lot more words is you get what you pay for... cheaper is not always better. Why do you think Fords cost more than Chevys? :thumbsup:

geez why so angry? works pretty good for me:applause:

.. cheaper is not always better. Why do you think Fords cost more than Chevys? :thumbsup:
I thought it was the other way around.
geez why so angry? works pretty good for me:applause:
Not angry, and not at you. But when someone offers something "just as good" as something else for little more than half price, and with free bling to boot, you should smell a rat.

If I have the only product like, say, a reusable SS mesh filter, on the market, I can sell it for what ever people are willing to pay for them in numbers big enough to satisfy my sales goals. When I suddenly have a bunch of copycat competition undercutting my price, it's prudent to reduce my price to meet theirs. There are 3 reasons why I might not do that. One is that I'm an arrogant bastard who thinks my product is better, and you can just bloddy well pay for it. Another is that my product is made in the US, and my competition is having theirs done offshore by people working for 85 cents a day. The last reason is that I have standards, and I can't make the product as well as I do for any less.

Only reasons two and three apply to a Scotts. People opting for the lower cost alternatives are probably getting about the same value for each dollar spent as if they had bought a Scotts. If you're OK with a filter that's 60% as good as you could have, then that's your choice to make, as long as you're aware of it up front.

filter out the metal before using the Scotts - it is a pain to get that crap out of it

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