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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Reusable Oil Filter - Anybody use them?

Anybody use a Reusable Oil Filter. It looks like they would make sense in terms of $, and on the method of filtration. I am looking for opinions from people that have used any Reusable Oil Filter.

This is a list of companies that have Reusable Oil Filter that I have looked at. Please recommend any others.

Scotts Performance Reusable Oil Filter

PC Racing FLO "Spin On" Oil Filter With Housing

K&P Engineering's Reusable Oil Filter

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 08:22 PM
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Re: Reusable Oil Filter - Anybody use them?

The Scotts is supposedly a rebadged K&P.

Whether it's actually better has been debated here and many other places. (just search google).

Another way to think of it ...

Scott's filter - $80
OEM filter - $10

Assuming you change your oil every 3000 miles (typical street bike interval), then you will have to do at least 8 changes (i.e. 8 x 3000 = 24000 miles) to get a cost savings with the Scott's.

I was looking at the Scott's filter, but decided to just stick with the OEM oil filter - I would rather just take it off, drain it, and toss it than have to deal with cleaning the Scott's.

If I had a race bike ... then I would most likely use the Scott's, because I would definitely change the oil more often.

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Re: Reusable Oil Filter - Anybody use them?

Actually the PC Racing FLO filter is around $80.

Looks like the Scott's can be found for around $127, so it would take around 13 oil changes to break even. (13 x 3000 = 39000 miles).

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Re: Reusable Oil Filter - Anybody use them?

I got my Scott's for free been using it for 6 yrs. no issues.
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