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FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:08:35 pm »
I change my oil (Mobil 1 )  often (15,000 miles a year average ride) and have been using the reuseable filter made by FLO.  Had good reviews.  Like the magnet built in it.    Have been very satisfied w/it and was wondering if anyone else has gone here? :motonoises:

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 04:11:54 pm »
Haven't used one yet but am thinking about installing one. How hard is it to get clean?
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 04:18:15 pm »
EASY to clean w/brake cleaner spray can.   Just spray (use the extension tube to get in between the pleats) and blow it out w/air. I've done this at WalMart at their service center. They gave me a catch pan to use and I bought what I needed there.        A walk in the park. :)

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 04:30:15 pm »
Thanks. I've got one more K&N filter to use then I'll switch over to the reusable.
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 04:34:46 pm »
The filer comes apart w/out any tools, just press down and turn.  Pays for it self in time.    You never have to worry where you will get a replacement filter on long road trips.  WalMart works for me. :motonoises:

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 05:03:19 pm »
Personally, I'm a fan of removing the oil filter and tossing it and putting a fresh clean one in it's place. I just don't think I'd ever be interested in trying to clean one and reuse it, and I wouldn't trust it to filter as good after cleaning as a new one would.
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 05:13:02 pm »
I have used this reusable cleanable filter for 5 yrs on my Victory Vision(80K miles) love it!
No issues with it at all  and I will be using the same unit on my Connie with next change..
Is it better? does it filter more??  dunno...  I like to see what is in my oil filter when I change the oil. and it does have a magnet in it to remove any ferrous material from circulating in your motor...

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 08:39:26 pm »
Personally, I'm a fan of removing the oil filter and tossing it and putting a fresh clean one in it's place. I just don't think I'd ever be interested in trying to clean one and reuse it, and I wouldn't trust it to filter as good after cleaning as a new one would.

Fred, Have you taken a look a these filters?   Take a look at their web sight.  PC RACING Flo filters They make a good product and to my knowledge this is similar what they use in jet airplanes.  Don't quote me on that.  Think about that next time you take a flight and what keeps the motor turning.

 Superior Filtration:

This should be the last oil filter you will ever buy! Made from laser cut, medical grade, 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth, this filter provides 200% more filter area in many cases. Our stainless filter catches items down to 35 microns, which is about 3 times better than most good paper or brass filters. Unlike glued paper filters, the FLO Oil Filter pleat seam is welded and able to withstand up to 600 degrees.

Consistent flow under all conditions:

This filter maintains consistent flow under all conditions including extreme heat, the presence of water, and cold start ups where paper filters can flow so poorly that they often cause the bypass valve to open and allow unfiltered oil to enter your engine!

This high tech filter technology is widely used in all types of auto racing including NASCAR, Indy type cars, Formula 1 and in the Aerospace industry where filtration is of the utmost importance.

In addition to all the other benefits, our filter helps keep the land fills free of old used filters.

Cleaning Instructions:

Note the original filter position to ensure correct installation. Clean filter at each oil change with solvent, contact cleaner, kerosene, or any other degreasing agent; even common dish soap. Blow air through the filter from the inside out to remove any small particles or cleaning agent from the screen. Lube rubber parts with clean oil before installation.

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 06:37:52 pm »
I have a reusable filter on my Jeep from Trufilter.  It as well as this brand do not have a back flow preventer.  So when starting the vehicle after it sits overnight you can hear the valves rattle until the oil filter pressurizes.  It was unsettling to me so I stopped using it.

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 08:46:51 pm »
do we have the start of an oil filter thread??? :popcorncouple: :rotflmao:
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 08:55:00 pm »
Mike, I thought we did. :great:     Can't hear valve rattle on the 09 Connie but that may be to ear plugs that the doctor ordered. :))

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 09:40:27 pm »
I change my oil (Mobil 1 )  often (15,000 miles a year average ride)

  Alan you only change your oil every 15,000 miles?!!!??  That is a very hot running engine. This is what the conversion from miles to kms are: 15 000 mile = 24,140 kilometers.
  I change mine every 3000-5000kms that's  1,864 to 3,106 miles.
  I live up here in Ontario, Canada and our summers can get so stupid humid I would not dream of letting my oil go that long. It can get real hot inside that fairing. I now the southern states are far from a cool breeze so I am not trying to compare who puts up with the hottest weather.
There's no real way of explaining the intoxication of a rock and roll situation you get when listening to your favorite songs. It tran sends standard human capabilities, the adrenalin is like hot molten lava cruising through the veins... and with this kinda inspiration is the reason I don't listen to music when I ride.... hahahaha

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 09:52:39 pm »
I change my oil (Mobil 1 )  often (15,000 miles a year average ride)

  Alan you only change your oil every 15,000 miles?!!!??  That is a very hot running engine. This is what the conversion from miles to kms are: 15 000 mile = 24,140 kilometers.
  I change mine every 3000-5000kms that's  1,864 to 3,106 miles.
  I live up here in Ontario, Canada and our summers can get so stupid humid I would not dream of letting my oil go that long. It can get real hot inside that fairing. I now the southern states are far from a cool breeze so I am not trying to compare who puts up with the hottest weather.
 
 
  I have no idea how the heck I quoted myself in my own post including yours?? ::) :))  I will try again.
 Alan you only change your oil every 15,000 miles?!!!??  That is a very hot running engine. This is what the conversion from miles to kms are: 15 000 mile = 24,140 kilometers.
  I change mine every 3000-5000kms that's  1,864 to 3,106 miles.
  I live up here in Ontario, Canada and our summers can get so stupid humid I would not dream of letting my oil go that long. It can get real hot inside that fairing. I now the southern states are far from a cool breeze so I am not trying to compare who puts up with the hottest weather.
 

   

 
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 09:55:30 pm »
OK!!!  What the flying fudgginald am I doing... :-[ :rotflmao: ::) :-[ >: :))
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 11:16:00 pm »
Denny, I change my oil between 3,000 and 4,000.  So, at 3,000 miles 5 times a year to do 15,000 miles.  Not once every 15,000 miles.  :-[ :rotflmao:   Since it is Mobil 1, I'm well in range.    My filter has paid for it self since I have 69,000 on my 09 and very happy w/it.     You can see any contamination in the filter for first signs of a problem.  No problems.             Only problem is, I would like it to be a 2013 :)) :))

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 11:40:35 pm »
 :sign0135:  ...ain't taking the bait!

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 11:45:39 pm »
To each his own :truce:

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 02:11:29 am »
I've been using one for over 25K on my ZX14, just haven't got around to getting one for the Concours. I agree with all the good mentioned by others, it's a win win!

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 04:26:49 am »
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 11:53:20 am »
Good job Alan, If something looks good why not give it a try ?Thank's to your and the other reports on this product I will give it a try. Different is not always bad .

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013, 09:37:10 pm »
Sorry about that Alan, I miss read your post and took it as you did one oil change every 15000 miles. I am glad it was my misunderstanding. Although the oil would have a lovely grey/green colour would'nt it. ;D :))
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2013, 05:05:26 am »
Can't say how these work in the C14 but both military and civilian aircraft use these type of filters for fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid. They work just fine and do pass a greater volume for a given pressure than most paper filters. Some years in the past I worked as a Depot Level (complete rebuild down to the last bolt) Gas Turbine mechanic. As part of that job I monitored oil analysis and filter testing. The only filter failure I ever saw came from being installed wrong. They work exceptionally well IF you keep them clean them. We used a heated ultrasonic three stage tank.
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2013, 08:06:39 pm »
for the lowest priced one @ $140 ?
and you still have to muck around and clean the thing? (added solvents and more mess..?.)
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I'll stick to the disposable replacements, and toss them.... my oil change takes 10 minutes.... ::) ::)

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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2013, 10:10:15 pm »
 
for the lowest priced one @ $140 ?
and you still have to muck around and clean the thing? (added solvents and more mess..?.)
 :-[
I'll stick to the disposable replacements, and toss them.... my oil change takes 10 minutes.... ::) ::)
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Re: FLO REUSABLE OIL FILTER.
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2013, 10:57:19 pm »
funny thing going full circle... :-[ :-[ :-[ ::)

wayyyy back before the C14, a member invented and marketed the SPOOFAK...so we could ditch handling a messy cartridge oil filter on the C10.
It cost about $100, but the installation did away with the messy part of the filter job, allowing a 10 minute oil / filter change, and the use of a throw away external filter. also allowed for a pre-fill of the filter, an added benefit.

Now people want to get rid of the easiest filter change around, and turn it into a long and messy job.....go figure.

Back then we ALL wanted a single muffler system also....C14 has it.....and guess what, people are ditching that for an even heavier 2 muffler design from the ZX.....  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

it's a hoot. :rotflmao:  :great:

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