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    Which oil filter?

    Hi guys, as you all know I'm about to change the stator and reg/rec on my little money pit, anyway I'm going to change the oil and filter as well, but how do I know which filter to get? there are 2 (that I can find) "standard" and "long" will they both fit?

    Oh and full or semi synth?

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    No , There`s a short filter and a long filter. There was a change from short to long , when I don`t know.

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    Filter: look at the shape of the filter cover.

    If it is relatively "flat" then itsthe short one.
    If it is domed then it is the long one.

    If your not sure :

    POST A PIC UP OF YOUR COVER......

    They are not interchangable.

    Oil: Semi synthetic.

    Manual says 15/50 for the UK, tho Griff at AP 'recommends 10/40.

    Can't go wrong with either.
    Last edited by felix; January 16th, 2019 at 10:32 AM.
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    oh wasn't expecting a choice of oil weight. that makes it easier.
    I'll have to have a look at the cover tomorrow, there's no light in my garage

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    Have yer no got a wee torch app on yer phone mucker.

    As felix said 15/50 or 10/40 semi, apparently the usual UK temps dont require the use of 15/50 plus I always found it awkward to source locally.

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    Here ya go....


    Short Filter cover:







    Long Filter cover:








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    Guess that's the long one then
    Cheers fellas

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    Just one more thing, to quote Columbo
    I've bought a new gasket for the generator cover, do I need gasket sealant as well?

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    No need for sealant.....

    Surface needs to be clean tho..... use a plastic gasket scraper if needed..

    Dunno if I mentioned using threaded rod or long bolts with the head removed..... I use4 or 5 to help keep the gasket in place and stopping the magnet of the rotor pulling the cover to one side when putting it back together....
    Last edited by felix; January 17th, 2019 at 09:14 AM.
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    Like this:

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    Cool thanks for that and thanks for the pic, helps to visualise it

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    No prob....

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    Alright Sheep
    I use a Hiflo oil filter on my T. The long filter is a HF 564. Hope this helps
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    Sheep

    If I was you I would always use fully synthetic oil it has better heat dissipation qualities that imo help reduce the risk of stator failure (Excess heat causes the insulation between the stator winding to break down) not wanting to start a different debate here but I have a 12 year old Tuono that has not needed a stator, always had fully synthetic oil.
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