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What is everyones opinion on the scotts stainliess oil filters?
 

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I just read an article about them in Motocross Action and they said they are a lot better than paper filters. They filter particles about half the size of the paper filters. Plus they pay for themselves after a number of oil changes. I'm going to get them for all my machines.
 

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I just read an article about them in Motocross Action and they said they are a lot better than paper filters. They filter particles about half the size of the paper filters. Plus they pay for themselves after a number of oil changes. I'm going to get them for all my machines.

JMO I have seen the magnet on the drain plug numerous times with the stainless filter and it didnt look good. My buddy used em and he went back to the paper filter. worked way better. If you are just wanting to save some money , I think thats the wrong approach. K&N oil filters are a little cheaper and look identical to stock. numbers are 155 and 157. JMO
 

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I've been running Ready Racing reusable filters in mine since I bought it and have had good luck so far. I ran them in my Honda also when I had that.
 

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I've been running Ready Racing reusable filters in mine since I bought it and have had good luck so far. I ran them in my Honda also when I had that.

i run the FLO reusable oil filters. im pretty sure it says they filter down to 35 microns but they retail for 30 bucks a peice... i got mine for 25 bucks a peice :p and they are working great for me so far.. and they say they are better than paper filters.
 

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Think about it guys,.....try making mesh out of stainless steel, now try making a paper pleat......The paper fibers are so tiny, they are close together and catch the metal/debris in the oil.
The stainless steel mesh has larger openings, and all the small stuff goes right thru.
I'm not here to knock the stainless filters, but its only common knowledge.
 

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Think about it guys,.....try making mesh out of stainless steel, now try making a paper pleat......The paper fibers are so tiny, they are close together and catch the metal/debris in the oil.
The stainless steel mesh has larger openings, and all the small stuff goes right thru.
I'm not here to knock the stainless filters, but its only common knowledge.
I have run System One stainless steel mesh oil filters on my sprint car engines for 9 years with no oil filter failures of any kind. Yes I myself have seen paper oil filter failures to include spliting and pumping the oil all over the track. The stainless filters filter much better and flow many times more efficiently than paper and can last a lifetime. This article is from Scotts web site, or you can go to System One's site and see their filters for 50 weight oil and less filter down to 30 microns. So please read on and make your own decision about your next filter media.

Brian


The Finest Stainless Steel Micronic Oil Filter You Can Buy
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Superior Filtration:
This should be the last oil filter you will ever buy! Made from laser cut, medical grade, 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth, this filter provides 200% more filter area in many cases. Most good paper filters will pass particles in the 90 to 95 micron range, and some tested, as much as 300 microns. Sand is about 125 microns and a white blood cell approximately 25 microns. Our stainless filter catches items down to 35 microns "absolute", which is about 3 times better than most good paper or brass filters. The pleat seam is welded, able to withstand up to 600 degrees in our filter, not glued, like paper filters.

Cleanable and reusable:
Simply remove the filter, rinse in clean solvent and replace it, you're done. The filter can be cleaned with solvent, kerosene, aerosol carburetor cleaner, or any other degreasing agent, even common dish soap. You can even blow air through the filter from the inside out to remove any small particles or cleaning agent from the screen if you so desire.

Consistent flow under all conditions:
Stainless steel will stand up to the stress of heat, high pressure and physical handling much better than paper or brass. This filter maintains consistent flow under all conditions including cold start ups and or under extreme heat. A one inch square of this micron filter material will flow 1.9 gallons of 90 weight oil per minute at only 1 psi pump pressure (70 degrees F). Our typical filter size is 30 sq. in. which equals the flow of 57 gallons per minute. Standard paper filters do not flow well when the oil is cold, often causing the bypass valve to open allowing unfiltered oil to enter your engine, uhg!

Unaffected by Water, Heat and Pressure:
This filter is capable of withstanding extremely high pressure and flow rates. It is also unaffected by Water, Heat and Pressure, unlike standard paper filter material which swells in the presence of water, closing off filter pores and reducing flow.

Early Detection:
By allowing you to inspect the debris that is in the filter you can monitor your engines condition, avoiding minor and or catastrophic failures.

What is a Micron?
A micron is one thousandth of a millimeter. That's about .00003937 inches. Fine sand can be as small as 62 microns thick. Our filter will not allow any particle over 35 microns to pass through this filter, that's some pretty small stuff that's being caught.

So who uses this type of filtration?
This high tech filter technology is widely used in all types of auto racing including NASCAR, Indy type cars, Formula 1 and in the Aerospace industry where filtration is of the utmost importance.

Things to think about:
Next time you are fanning your clutch think about all that tiny debris that is created from the clutch and gears meshing together, spinning around in your motor's vital parts. If you really care about the life of your motor and consider the cost of loss of time associated with a current day 4-stroke motor, then you need one of these filters. It's even transferrable in some cases to your next bike. I used the same filter in my last three bikes, and it's still like brand new, there's simply nothing to wear out.

Environmental benefits
In addition to all the other benefits, our filter helps keep the land fills free of old used filters.

This filter is proudly made in the USA.
 

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Until some manufacturer puts these in their engines from the factory, I think I'll just stay away.
 

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Until some manufacturer puts these in their engines from the factory, I think I'll just stay away.

:angry: lol they are way more durable than paper and flow allot better THATS WAY THEY MAKE THEM!!!!! PoP's IS WRIGHT
 

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If I were selling them, I'd say that too.

I'd be more interested in an independant test......

I'm not worried about the paper failing, so thats not an issue for me.

Thats only my opinion, so take it for what its worth.
 
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