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Jason

Reusable oil filters?

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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.

Thanks,

Jason

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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.

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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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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.

Mike

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

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Tony Williams

YZ400F (98)

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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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