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Old 02-17-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Need tips for replacing oil filter

I had oil drips two out of five times replacing oil filter. SAD.

I'm sure I clean the mounting area, smear some oil on the o-ring, and tighten enough but not crazy tight. What am I missing? Is Bosch not a good brand?

Or maybe I should put the filter in microwave so the o-ring gets warm?
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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I would think that as long as you're doing the above, than torquing the filter to spec, it should be fine? Also, I always use OEM filters.
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Seems to me like you are taking the right steps. Is your Bosch filter motorcycle specific or is it a filter that happens to have the same thread size?
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I had oil drips two out of five times replacing oil filter. SAD.

I'm sure I clean the mounting area, smear some oil on the o-ring, and tighten enough but not crazy tight. What am I missing? Is Bosch not a good brand?

Or maybe I should put the filter in microwave so the o-ring gets warm?
Put the filter in the microwave, film it and then post here for us to enjoy.....hahaha. Seriously though, DON'T do that
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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I always microwave mine on the popcorn �� setting until I hear the popping slow to 5 seconds between each pop. Then use an oven mit to take it out of the microwave cause it will be hot. Then fill filter half ways with oil, place on Cookie sheet and bake 30 min at 400. Let cool five minutes and install.
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I had oil drips two out of five times replacing oil filter. SAD.

I'm sure I clean the mounting area, smear some oil on the o-ring, and tighten enough but not crazy tight. What am I missing? Is Bosch not a good brand?

Or maybe I should put the filter in microwave so the o-ring gets warm?
Is it a constant leak or just a couple of drips? Might just be residual drips from changing the oil.

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I always microwave mine on the popcorn �� setting until I hear the popping slow to 5 seconds between each pop. Then use an oven mit to take it out of the microwave cause it will be hot. Then fill filter half ways with oil, place on Cookie sheet and bake 30 min at 400. Let cool five minutes and install.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:02 PM   #7
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Oil filters should be hand tightened and then turned an extra quarter turn or half. I've always hand tightened mine just for reference
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Seems to me like you are taking the right steps. Is your Bosch filter motorcycle specific or is it a filter that happens to have the same thread size?
Pasadena. The filter is cross reference from OEM. I have also used Purolator PL146xx which is the same and I prefer that but the shop next door doesn't carry.


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I always microwave mine on the popcorn �� setting until I hear the popping slow to 5 seconds between each pop. Then use an oven mit to take it out of the microwave cause it will be hot. Then fill filter half ways with oil, place on Cookie sheet and bake 30 min at 400. Let cool five minutes and install.
Do you thaw or no?

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Is it a constant leak or just a couple of drips? Might just be residual drips from changing the oil.



Dude I laughed so hard at that!
Not residual. I cleaned after I found first drips.

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Oil filters should be hand tightened and then turned an extra quarter turn or half. I've always hand tightened mine just for reference
Hand tighten plus oil filter wrench is what I did.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:21 PM   #9
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maybe you have a problem with oil pressure? spiking and causing a leak?
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:01 PM   #10
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Try K&N see if that stops it.

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Old 02-19-2017, 06:08 PM   #11
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I wouldn't do a K&N. search for my previous posts. I had a K&N explode and dump oil all over my rear tire. They paid me for the tire filter and oil cuz it was their fault.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #12
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K&N has a bad rep lately. Big Panda and Mike both had a filter blow out on them while riding. lucky to not be hurt.

The filters are made by the lowest bidder, and it shows.
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did you make sure the o-ring is clean? if it has even grains of dust it could compromise the seal.

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Many racing series have banned the K&N due to problems. Make sure an old gasket is not stuck to the engine. I use a flo cleanable and haven't looked back it does a much better job on my bikes.
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I've had good luck with Bosch 3300s on my Japanese bikes. No drips. You did what I do.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:36 PM   #17
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This is Bosch. And i clean and clean again the filter mount area.
It's working fine now.
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