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Beware! K&N oil filters are failing left and right!

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Cruizin
Reports on forums all over the world reporting that K&N 204 and other filters are failing. One guy had his fail at the track, all oil leaked out. Many are leaking oil all out on the road.
 
This is being reported on bike forums all over the internet.
 
Check this out from our FZ10 forum https://fz10.org/thread/1158/oil-filter-failures?page=1&scrollTo=8686
 
Get an OEM filter here http://bit.ly/2gYheiW
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rocco
Nuts!!!! I only use yamaha on my fz but I've used k&n on other bikes simply for the "nut" on the end.
 
Sucks. World class air filters...garbage oil filters

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yamahazaki
Well, makes me glad that I use oem filters or less frequently, fram. But still...
 
I don't understand, this apparently has been going on for a while now? Why isn't it more common knowledge then? I mean, there are certain things, information in this case, if circulated enough, it will be in the ether and a permanent air surrounds it.. why isn't it the case for K& N filters? I always seem to read a whole lot of people always using K&N air filters- is that the reason? Because of their air filter popularity people overlook their oil filter shoddiness? What gives?

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chuckles
K&N used to rebrand WIX filters which are good, they switched to the Fram OE a couple years ago and went to shit.

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Cruizin
The issue seems to be that the filter just pops and dumps oil out right where the nut head meets the filter body. When this happens, it just covers your rear tire in oil.
 
Hiflow makes alot of K&N filters, so I would avoid Hiflow too, just in case.
 
Again, OEM is available here http://bit.ly/2gYheiW

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yamahazaki
K&N used to rebrand WIX filters which are good, they switched to the Fram OE a couple years ago and went to Shet.
So its basically a fram filter?  So I should just not use fram either?
 

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sorkyah
HIFLO filters USED to make K&N filters....as of 6mo ago, K&N moved their operations overseas and cut out HIFLO... hiflo still makes the 204 filter in their brand W/o the nut on the end

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chuckles
K&N used to rebrand WIX filters which are good, they switched to the Fram OE a couple years ago and went to Shet.
So its basically a fram filter?  So I should just not use fram either?
I refuse to run fram on anything their bypass valves are shet and leak internally letting unfiltered oil through. I always run either WIX or Napa Gold. (WIX makes the Napa Gold filters)

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hod928
Will the 5GH-13440-50-00 fit the 2016 FZ07? Ebay part's fit is saying no but I believe it does right?

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Cruizin
Will the 5GH-13440-50-00 fit the 2016 FZ07? Ebay part's fit is saying no but I believe it does right?
 
Yes, it fits all FZ07's, FZ09's, FZ10's and a crap load of other Yamahas.
 
And honestly, OEM oil filters are usually the best.
 
Get one here # [a href="http://bit.ly/2gYheiW]5GH-13440-50-00[/a]

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pineappleunderthesea
Nuts!!!! I only use yamaha on my fz but I've used k&n on other bikes simply for the "nut" on the end.  
Sucks. World class air filters...garbage oil filters
When I had my Shadow I had bought the OEM Honda filter removal tool (basically it's a big socket that fits over the filter housing), worked beautifully. As it happens, it also works perfectly for the Yamaha filter.  I was also going to go with aftermarket because of the "nut", but ends up I don't have too.  I'm sure Yamaha makes one too. I had tried an off-brand of these sockets, but they're not all one piece like OEM and would snap at the weld.  

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ryde4ever
So its basically a fram filter?  So I should just not use fram either?
I refuse to run fram on anything their bypass valves are shet and leak internally letting unfiltered oil through. I always run either WIX or Napa Gold. (WIX makes the Napa Gold filters)
It is probably just the way you phrased this, but aren't bypass valves meant to allow unfiltered oil to bypass the filter during non-idle rpms?  Are you saying that they leak while under low pressure?  Or are you saying they aren't bypassing like they should at high rpm? I haven't liked Fram since I sold autoparts in the late 80s. They were junk then. Thanks for the heads up that K&N are made by Fram. 

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chuckles
I refuse to run fram on anything their bypass valves are shet and leak internally letting unfiltered oil through. I always run either WIX or Napa Gold. (WIX makes the Napa Gold filters)
It is probably just the way you phrased this, but aren't bypass valves meant to allow unfiltered oil to bypass the filter during non-idle rpms?  Are you saying that they leak while under low pressure?  Or are you saying they aren't bypassing like they should at high rpm? I haven't liked Fram since I sold autoparts in the late 80s. They were junk then. Thanks for the heads up that K&N are made by Fram. 
the bypass valve is meant to let unfiltered oil through when either your oil pressure is too high or if the filter is clogged. Good filters use metal support material around the valve, if you cut a fram open it will be card stock.

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peteinpa
Through all the changes since the 80's or earlier the Bosch 3300 is still better than OEM and cheaper at the same time.
 
Order at Rock Auto and even with shipping they are $5 each.

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