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Old 05-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by woodchuckexc View Post
The only thing I would recommend is going back to the stock paper oil filter. I say this because its a great way to tell when your water pump seal is starting to fail. Carry your stainless one as a back up to get you to an area where you can rebuild the water pump. IMO these motors are solid.

I have heard other people say water in the oil is the reason to run the SS filter. If it is paper, it will not let oil pass through when wet and can damage the engine. I know what water looks like in oil. My KLR, someone here don't think I had, liked to take a dip on occasion. That took three oil changes to clean out!
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