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oil filter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by inxs, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. yamahama

    yamahama '72 XS in Restoration XS650.com Supporter

    That should work.
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  2. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Perfectly adequate.
    JRay77 likes this.
  3. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Actually, you want to shield the whole right end of the filter from magnet to magnet. If you just patch and/or shield the side with the point that normally tears, it shifts the stress to the other side and that can eventually tear too. I found one of my patched filters had done this, torn again on the side opposite the patch. You can see it here in the middle, now patched again, lol .....


    So, I've made up bolt-on sheet metal shields. I discovered, as you can see above, that the magnet location on the long straight side varies, hence the need for several templates .....




    I wanted the shield removable so I could inspect the screening underneath for tears. The shield doesn't seal 100% to the filter but hopefully it will limit the flow enough to keep the screen from tearing. Only time will tell I guess.
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  4. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    In the back of my mind was deflection. Ricochet. I'll do that. Make the cover surround that side. I'm not running a tach. I'll take the drive out. This might increase flow or pressure somehow

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