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I just use the Yamaha filter, no Fram filters in anything I own or encounter. :eek:
 

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I use the K&N Oil filter (kn-145). In my opinion i would not recommend the washable oil filters. In my experience with washable filters you can never get them completely clean again so the junk that remains on the filter is added restriction on your oiling system. I guess what i am trying to say is dont be a cheap ass and spend the $7.00 on a good new filter.
 

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chpsk8er630 said:
Is there anything wrong with fram filters? Ive been using them in my car and quads for a while.
Only the fact that they are one of the worst filters out there with nearly zero quality control.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html Great Oil filter comparison

http://www.tobycreek.org/oil_filters/fram.shtml

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilter-fram1.txt Email from a Fram employee

Internet stories can sometimes be embelished a bit but I have personally witnessed quite a few flawed and self destructed Fram oil filters. We cut probably 100 used oil filters (all brands) open per year. I have seen 3 that have had at least half of the paper element missing completley, one of which was on a $18,000 Hemi. :eek: I would say that 1/3 of the Frams I have cut open have started to come apart internally.
 

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I read through diddly's links for awhile... still don't know what any of it means. IMO... Seems to be the just of it is, weak and/or irregular internal filter components. I think I'm gonna buy the stainless filter. I think the cleaning issue would be overcome with some Gasoline/kerosine, or brake/carb cleaner and an airhose. If there is still shit on it after that, can't be big enough to do much damage. Thanks for the links diddly. My truck won't be seeing another Fram after reading that!
 

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proarmor700r said:
I use the K&N Oil filter (kn-145). In my opinion i would not recommend the washable oil filters. In my experience with washable filters you can never get them completely clean again so the junk that remains on the filter is added restriction on your oiling system. I guess what i am trying to say is dont be a cheap ass and spend the $7.00 on a good new filter.
The 35 micron particle (size of a white blood cell) you can't clean out isn't going to restrict anything. :lol: If you change your oil frequently with a quality oil your not going to have any issues at all with a reusable filter. Especially when you are using a high quality synthetic oil.

Also, buying a $60 oil filter isn't exactly being a "cheap ass" :lol:
 

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Is there a problem with the Yamaha filter?
 

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Diddly said:
chpsk8er630 said:
Is there anything wrong with fram filters? Ive been using them in my car and quads for a while.
Only the fact that they are one of the worst filters out there with nearly zero quality control.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html Great Oil filter comparison

http://www.tobycreek.org/oil_filters/fram.shtml

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilter-fram1.txt Email from a Fram employee

Internet stories can sometimes be embelished a bit but I have personally witnessed quite a few flawed and self destructed Fram oil filters. We cut probably 100 used oil filters (all brands) open per year. I have seen 3 that have had at least half of the paper element missing completley, one of which was on a $18,000 Hemi. :eek: I would say that 1/3 of the Frams I have cut open have started to come apart internally.
Thats good to know i used to use Fram filters until i switched to Mobil 1
 

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Headrope said:
Is there a problem with the Yamaha filter?
Not that i know of i havent heard of any complaints on the Yamaha filters
 

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sysnxt said:
in the manual it says not to run synthetic though, i though :3question:
I think Yamaha gets a cut of the profit if you buy Yamalube :lol:. Same reason you gotta bring it to the dealership for "warranty" servicing, if I CAN fix it I WILL fix it. But hey I use Valvoline, some guys use Penzoil, etc. up to you. If you are worried about the synthetic oil, don't use it. IMO there are no real substitutes for regular oil changes, I think some guys use the synthetic to go "longer" periods without changing oil. If the manual says no synthetic, it may effect the clutch? Play it safe, better than sorry. :thumbsup:
 
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