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S.Steel oil filter, what is the difference !

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Same brand, same "Swiss stainless steel" filters but 5x price  :thinking:

 

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/aftermarket/XP-4717808.html

 

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/aftermarket/XP-4717807.html

 

Any idea ??

 

I would like to go on with SS oilfilters which I use on my prev. bike. I don't think I will have any problem. It is easy to keep&clean 1 filter instead of buying a new one on each oil change. I change it ~3000km (~1800 miles). And oil filtres are a little expensive around here. 

 

And any SS oil filter suggestion? 

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Probably a typo in the description, the $5 one is likely paper and $25 SS. My recommendation is to stick with paper filters... you can buy a bulk pack on eBay or Amazon to save money.

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The difference between a stainless filter and a paper/composite filter is over 30 micron.

 

A good disposable filter can be as efficient as 97% at 20 micron, first pass. Filters become more efficient as they are used, but that is too big a topic for this post.

 

A stainless screen will only remove particles larger than 60 micron.

 

Ground cement is 98% passing a 30 micron mesh, so basically a stainless filter will let ground cement pass no problem.

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The difference between a stainless filter and a paper/composite filter is over 30 micron.

 

A good disposable filter can be as efficient as 97% at 20 micron, first pass. Filters become more efficient as they are used, but that is too big a topic for this post.

 

A stainless screen will only remove particles larger than 60 micron.

 

Ground cement is 98% passing a 30 micron mesh, so basically a stainless filter will let ground cement pass no problem.

 

That's always been my thought. There's no way a SS filter can clean as well as a paper filter. I buy mine off rocky mountain when they have clearance. They are like $2 each and I just buy a bunch.

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The difference between a stainless filter and a paper/composite filter is over 30 micron.

 

A good disposable filter can be as efficient as 97% at 20 micron, first pass. Filters become more efficient as they are used, but that is too big a topic for this post.

 

A stainless screen will only remove particles larger than 60 micron.

 

Ground cement is 98% passing a 30 micron mesh, so basically a stainless filter will let ground cement pass no problem.

NO... but as you say, thats for another post

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That's always been my thought. There's no way a SS filter can clean as well as a paper filter. I buy mine off rocky mountain when they have clearance. They are like $2 each and I just buy a bunch.

 

The K&N 139 can be had on EBay for $5.49 each SHIPPED.

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The K&N 139 can be had on EBay for $5.49 each SHIPPED.

 

And your point is? Why would I buy one for $5.49 when I can get one for ~$2?

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And your point is? Why would I buy one for $5.49 when I can get one for ~$2?

Forgot what my point was. Maybe just another option. Wasn't trying to disagree or anything.

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You guys run Ground Cement as an additive? lol

It's a benchmark for particle sizing. That dust in the air in construction zones; guess what? :jawdrop:

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