Only the fact that they are one of the worst filters out there with nearly zero quality control.chpsk8er630 said:Is there anything wrong with fram filters? Ive been using them in my car and quads for a while.
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.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.
Thats good to know i used to use Fram filters until i switched to Mobil 1Diddly said:Only the fact that they are one of the worst filters out there with nearly zero quality control.chpsk8er630 said:Is there anything wrong with fram filters? Ive been using them in my car and quads for a while.
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html Great Oil filter comparison
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. I would say that 1/3 of the Frams I have cut open have started to come apart internally.
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:sysnxt said:in the manual it says not to run synthetic though, i though :3question: