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Old 01-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #106
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K&Ns are not the answer to much of anything.

Their air filters are a mess to clean and pass dirt and their oil filters with what appears to be a convenient nut are sub-standard quality.

Mobil or Purolators are the benchmark for oil filters if you're not using OE.
Heavy equipment mechanics everywhere would beg to differ...Wix are the standard for quality filters and if they have an interchange cross over part number for any of my vehicles, that is all I use.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:08 PM   #107
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@ qman8: What kind of shape was the gasket in? Was it stuck to the motor, or did it come off with the filter?

K&N has a nice little nut on the filter, but the key word is "little." How much torque can you apply to the little nut vs. using a cup-style socket that attaches to the whole filter? As Steptoe mentioned, the little nut can twist off. I myself would prefer the ability to apply more torque. I've used the cup-style socket method for over 35 years on all kinds of vehicles, and never had a problem getting a filter off with it.
The gasket came off with the filter, but it looked like it was compressed way too much.
I agree with you...in this case, I'm sure the nut and filter skin would have twisted off. In that case, the screw method i used wouldnt work, and you'd be SOL.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #108
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I know I'm a day late and a dollar short here (BTW- OP congrats on getting that thing off finally) but I thought I'd pass along another idea for those that might be interested. A few others have mentioned sticking some emory cloth between the filter wrench and the filter. I've had good luck in the past with pulling a latex glove over the (cup style) filter wrench before putting the wrench on the filter. I have a box of cheap gloves in the garage for oil changes, and they give the wrench just enough 'extra' grip and take up any slop between the filter and wrench.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #109
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No need to buy shop gloves...grab a couple while waiting in the docs office for your next prostate exam....least they could give us for that discomfort


Good idea on the glove gripper though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #110
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Heavy equipment mechanics everywhere would beg to differ...Wix are the standard for quality filters and if they have an interchange cross over part number for any of my vehicles, that is all I use.
Agreed if your changing oil on a bulldozer.

We're talkin' about a motorcycle here and the Wix item may not be available at the local corner auto parts store.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #111
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Agreed if your changing oil on a bulldozer.
Hey, the GS is somewhat of a bulldozer! Unstoppable!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #112
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No need to buy shop gloves...grab a couple while waiting in the docs office for your next prostate exam....least they could give us for that discomfort


Good idea on the glove gripper though.
Or you could always ask for the old ones!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:11 AM   #113
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That would be hard core KLRista!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:17 AM   #114
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No need to buy shop gloves...grab a couple while waiting in the docs office for your next prostate exam....least they could give us for that discomfort


Good idea on the glove gripper though.
Now that I'm married, I could just use some old condoms!!!!...Non-Lubricated, of course!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:51 AM   #115
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Purolator, Wix, Baldwin and Mobil 1 appear to be good filters, from the look. The paper inside is the key, and very few if any of us have any ability to test that.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:12 AM   #116
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Opinions on the Mann filters from Beemer Boneyard?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #117
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Opinions on the Mann filters from Beemer Boneyard?
Mann = Excellent filter.
They make filters for for all European OE
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #118
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I've had nothing but problems with stamped oil filter wrenches
The machined wrench from Jesse luggage is quality
The very best(expensive) is the RCU Designs wrench. Model RCU3000
Gave up using K&N oil filters they have gone cheap
Same for fram
Bought a dozen BMW filters from Beemer boneyard think they were $12 each should last for awhile
Be sure and put some oil on new filters gasket to avoid that sticking in the future
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #119
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wix makes NAPA gold filters

my local napa carries the gold filter which i can get (discounted) for 3.50 each
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:09 PM   #120
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BMW Filters

Anyone know who makes the BMW filters?
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