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Air filters, Oils arent Oils Sol

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7 years 6 months ago #102436 by TB
I have been seeing way to many dusted bikes of late. Fact closed intake valves are a result of dust entry.
Last year while setting a float level in an XR650 (not mine either) the air box was found to have oil all through the bottom of it and only the bottom half inch of the filter had oil left in it. That means 95% of the filter had no oil in it meaning no protection. When checked the engine was lacking compression, when the tapper covers were removed and engine set up the intake valves had less then .001 clearance. Luckily the XR runs screw and nut adjusters and a quick adjustment saw the compression back and the bike starting easier

The owner was using a filter oil that was claimed to be good because it was easy to clean the oil out of the foam, which would be the case as the oil wasn't in the filter after we worked out about a week after it was done.

I use Motul filter oil, pay the same price as any member can here. It's no harder to clean then anything else but remains in the filter and that means it's there to catch the dust which is the reason you use oil. There are about 3 filter oils worth using IMO and one because it's easy to clean isn't one of them

The videos show that a filter that has been in my bike for over 11 weeks still has the oil up the top of the filter



The filter cleaning video isn't complete, I didn't show washing it in warm soap water and then rinsing in twice in water. Once dry I oil it in a bag or by putting it over the top of the open bottle and tipping it over putting dots all over the filter and when done squeezing the oil around the whole filter until its through the filter evenly then making sure any excess is wrung out.



Use a tacky oil that stays in your filters please guys and gals it pays of in the long run

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #102437 by badbowie
Another little trick we have found to work a treat is to put your Filter Oil in a squeeze bottle (IE Tomato Sauce Bottle). Then you can squirt as much or as little oil onto your filter as needed.

Alot cleaner then any other method I have used and you waste next to no oil either.

Grab a fistfull and pull another gear!!!
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7 years 6 months ago #102439 by mal5.1

badbowie wrote: Another little trick we have found to work a treat is to put your Filter Oil in a squeeze bottle (IE Tomato Sauce Bottle). Then you can squirt as much or as little oil onto your filter as needed.

Alot cleaner then any other method I have used and you waste next to no oil either.


Great idea bowie. I always pour way to much oil on the filter then have to squeeze the excess into a clean container then pour it back into the bottle.

Good thread TB.

I have always uesd Motul filter oil and I have also being using filter skins for the last couple of years.

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7 years 6 months ago #102440 by Boony
heres a good example of why one should oil their filter correctly.
there was a small colony of rodents living in the air box this was in. good job some mates decided to check it for the owner!!!!!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:





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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #102441 by Boony
And the same filter just before it goes back in after it got a good coating of castrol spray on air filter oil, my preferred product, it works fine for me.. !!!








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7 years 6 months ago #102442 by Nickj

Boony wrote: And the same filter just before it goes back in after it got a good coating of castrol spray on air filter oil, my preferred product, it works fine for me.. !!!








Boony


I had the spray oil used once by a bike shop and ALL of the oil was gone and coating my air intake and butterfly. NEVER AGAIN will I let someone else oil my filter or use spray oil.

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