is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

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is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby hotflash44 » Sun May 07, 2017 8:08 pm

Hi, guys im switching to synthetic oil do you think i would need a synthetic specific oil filter, or can i use the conventional oil filter. If i need the special filter anyone have a brand and part number.
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby TerryG » Sun May 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Use a '1/2 and 1/2' filter if you go with a synthetic blend. :P
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby Daytripper » Mon May 08, 2017 12:57 am

TerryG wrote:Use a '1/2 and 1/2' filter if you go with a synthetic blend. :P

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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby hotflash44 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:16 am

thanks for the help guys!
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby Lee Pape » Tue May 09, 2017 9:08 am

I worked for years in the automotive fuel filter industry. There were only two changes every made for different brands of the same filter. One was the number of pleats in the paper and the other was the depth of the pleats. There was only two other changes ever made. The first one was if the the filter flowed the opposite way (think Ural air filter) the the paper would be wrapped the opposite direction (inside out). The other was the type of bonding media (glue) that was used to fasten the paper in the filter. We used 2 different grades of Plastisol or an epoxy (for E85 fuel vehicles). Some of the newer fuel filters have the paper melted into plastic filter components.

I can not see what would really change in an oil filter besides the paint on the outside of it making it a dino or a syn oil filter.
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby hotflash44 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks for the info Lee. im going to try the redline 20w60 for the hot Las Vegas summer, and i was looking for a less expensive oil filter that was good quality. Finally settled on the Mann w-75/3, i called redline they said it was a good quality filter and would work well with redline synthetic oil. riding in Nevada is a very hard thing to do, maybe the redline oil might protect better who knows. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle in the south west during summer? It can be a life and death situation. Believe me it takes a real motorcycle nut just to sit on the seat.
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby Lee Pape » Tue May 09, 2017 7:02 pm

hotflash44 wrote:Thanks for the info Lee. im going to try the redline 20w60 for the hot Las Vegas summer, and i was looking for a less expensive oil filter that was good quality. Finally settled on the Mann w-75/3, i called redline they said it was a good quality filter and would work well with redline synthetic oil. riding in Nevada is a very hard thing to do, maybe the redline oil might protect better who knows. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle in the south west during summer? It can be a life and death situation. Believe me it takes a real motorcycle nut just to sit on the seat.

I road a 650 Ural through Chicago on Thursday July 3, 2003 when it was 103 degrees out side. It would take three and four light changes to clear an intersection. We would shut the engines off until the car in front of us moved. You could smell the oil burning as we sat idling before we started shutting the engines down. I don't want to know what the temperature was coming off of the pavement.
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Re: is using a conventional oil filter a syn?

Postby hotflash44 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:22 pm

Lee, man that sucks no fun! Here in Las Vegas there are days when i open the garage door and chicken out, just to hot 110 to 118 not unusual. I usually will go out at 4 or 5 am ride until 9am and call it a day. The wife and i will drive up I-15 to a Paiute truck stop for breakfast about 60 mile round trip.We call that fun out here in southern Nevada.
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