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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by brutant View Post
Because lift is not accessable!
There is at least one other vehicle with a filter safety clamp, the Honda S2000. Also, I had a filter loosen off and cover the rear tyre in oil, on a Ducati 851 kit. And I believe that filters on race bikes use clamps. So, it could well be a useful feature.

Torque an oil filter, you are kidding, right??!! I've done enough canister oil filters to know how tight is tight enough by hand.

We all have our preferences and own way of doing things.
MV gives a torque spec for 1st Gen spin on filters......
Most racing associations require filters to be wired.......TO PROTECT AGAINST INEPT MECHANICS
Filter manufacturers give you instructions, usually on the filter
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-05-2019, 02:38 AM
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As to my understanding, coolant is coolant, but, if you don't flush the coolant system first before changing the coolant type, you could end up with a degraded/under-performing coolant system.

I don't know the types, but some coolants don't mix with other coolants. Blue doesn't mix with green for example. My F3 800 RC has red, so no idea, and it's working fine, so I won't be changing the type.

Take a heat camera (fairly cheap things these days) and point it at your radiator, and if the radiator is hot in the middle (my experience) and mostly cool around the center, your radiator might need to be replaced. Mine needed to be replaced as it had turned to a gel like substance, or so I was told.

If I decide to change from factory coolant to another type, I just flush it first to make sure. Only made that mistake twice before I was educated by a mechanic after I told him what I had done the second time. That was in a gsx r600, but Im pretty sure the make and model don't matter as much as the coolant type.

Happy to be wrong, but that's my experience.
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