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I just received one of the spin on filter adapters from Randakk's and have a question about filter use. My preference is Wix filters. I've been cross-referencing part numbers from some of the Fram, Purolator & AC Delco numbers that are on the installation sheet from Randakk's. I came up with several Wix filters that will work but some of them are listed as having an Anti Drain Back Valve and others aren't. Can anyone offer any pros or cons to using a filter with an Anti Drain Back Valve on the GL1200? The main reason I ask is because one of the filters has a burst strength of about 100psi more than the others and is a few hundredths of an inch thicker so should be less likely to be punctured from anything the front tire may kick up but this filter has the Anti Drain Back Valve.

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Here is an explanation of the Anti-Drain Back Valve...commonly called a Check Valve in other places but that is basically what it does. You want Filters w/Anti-Drain Back Valves in them.

ANTI DRAIN BACK VALVES
Finally, some oil filters come with an anti- drain back valve. This is not necessary in a filter which is mounted vertically, with the opening pointed up. However, most motorcycles mount their filters horizontally, so this is very important to us. This is typically a piece of nitrile or silicon rubber which blocks off the filter oil inlets unless there is positive pressure into the filter. After you have used a filter for a while, if it's doing it's job, the filter is full of these 20 to 50 micron particles which mean death for your bearings. If you were to ever run the oil through this filter backwards, these particles would be released into the engine almost all at once. This "would be bad." When you turn off your engine, if the filter has no anti-drain back valve, whatever oil is in the filter will drain back into the oil pan, bringing with it a whole bunch of really evil junk.
 

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I just received one of the spin on filter adapters from Randakk's and have a question about filter use. My preference is Wix filters. I've been cross-referencing part numbers from some of the Fram, Purolator & AC Delco numbers that are on the installation sheet from Randakk's. I came up with several Wix filters that will work but some of them are listed as having an Anti Drain Back Valve and others aren't. Can anyone offer any pros or cons to using a filter with an Anti Drain Back Valve on the GL1200? The main reason I ask is because one of the filters has a burst strength of about 100psi more than the others and is a few hundredths of an inch thicker so should be less likely to be punctured from anything the front tire may kick up but this filter has the Anti Drain Back Valve.

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Hoss
Hoss,

I would run with the WIX if you are not going to use the AMSOIL filter.

I had a 1200 and was looking at putting that system on but sold the bike. I think there were 2 companies that I found, one Canadian utilizing a Metric Thread and the other was a US company using a 3/4-16 thread.

If yours is the 3/4-16, there are several Ford and Dodge filters that will fit, have the proper pressure differential and the Anti Drain Back valve.

If you would like to give me the current filter Part #, I will try to look up the proper filter. [email protected]

As for Burst vs: Puncture, these could be 2 different scenarios. The Burt could be at the seam where the can is connected to the base plate.

What I have seen is that a piece of PVC will fit certain filters if a slit is made so it will expand over the filter. One big problem I see with that is that the filter is used to help cool the oil.

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There are 2 basic kits that I am aware of. One is Metric thread, the other, that you have is SAE 3/4-16.

It takes a common Ford Filter such as a WIX 51515 or NAPA Gold 1515, Motorcraft FL-1A etc...

Do not look at something like a newer Ford Truck as they use Metric filters since around 93.

Any V-8 Ford Car in the 70's should have that filter. Dodge is the same way, just slightly shorter.

Do not use a Pure One

AMSOIL EAO-15 is the Ford Filter, EAO-42 is the Chrysler filter.. The AMSOIL filter is the best money can buy. Conservatively Rated at 15 Micron Absolute and flows as well or better than an OEM Filter.

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Silver Eagle,

Your friends story is not all that unique. The Fram filter has been known to come apart and cause engine damage. They don't filter worth a darn either.

Fram makes a decent 'Truck" filter but their automotive filters are riding on that reputation. Hot glued end caps and a 36-42 Micron Rating do not cut it in todays vehicles.

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Amsoil Dealer: What your beef with Pure One? Just bashing it or have something constructive to say!
Carl, if you would just ask a question in a civil manner instead of ASSuming, it would be a lot better for all.

Purolator says DO NOT use the Pure One filter on a Motorcycle !!!!!!!! Not Me.

The Pure One is an Excellent Filter for a Car or Light Truck. So good that if the AMSOIL EA Series was not available, I would use it.

But, seeing that this is a Motorcycle Forum and Purolator Corporate (Not Me) says DO NOT use as it may cause oil pressure problems, I, surely would NOT make a recommendation to use an improper product.

Purolator has a Specific line, ML, for Powersports applications. No, it is not as good as the Pure One, but it is the proper product from Purolator.

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Bob, what's the part # for the Amsoil filter for an '09 1800? I thought I had it marked down but I lost it:(
 

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Thanks a million, I've got it saved now
 
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