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Well, I pull my oil filter today to change the oil for the first time since I bought the bike, and guess what? No O-ring on the backside where the oil enters the oil filter. The guy I bought it from had it serviced at the dealer, and they still can't get it right.

Should I be worried about anything? What size O-ring is is?

Thanks

Jon

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Uh.....I wouldn't ride it until you get this o-ring. You sure it wasn't stuck to the back of the filter?? You can get the part of TT I believe.

Your probably fine. Just don't let it happen now that YOU own the bike.

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If I know the size, I can pick some up local, as I wouldn't think it was anything special.

The d*mn dealer has to order it, can you believe that?

It will not happen under my watch! I service my own equipment, and no more than the high school kid they have changing oil!

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Jon

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It's funny that they don't have the party needed for an OIL CHANGE, something you would think they do regularly?????????

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That probably told me right there (them no having the o-ring) what I should have expected to see when I purchased the oil filter.

does anyone have a part number or size?

Thanks

Jon

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Re: small inner filter o-ring.

It is a odd ball metric size. If you try to fit a standard o-ring, it is a bit too thick. (it will work but is not quite right). Even the local Seal Kit supplier said this is ridiculous, I don't have it, & its a special metric non stock. My guess is that you have no damage due to the o-ring missing, of course it's best to order 6 or so from the Stealer or on-line somewhere.

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Without that o-ring you are letting unfiltered oil run through your bike. I just did an oil change on my DRZ today but I had to run by the dealer to grab two of each o-rings for the oil change. I'm glad I went by as I couldn't reuse the old small o-ring because it was two seperate pieces when I took off the filter.

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Oh! here I go talking out my ass again. So excuse me if I'm wrong.

It's nothing special...just about any close fitting O ring will work. So many riders mention that they put on a couple of thousand miles between oil changes only to find that the O ring was missing. I did it myself once. Now I keep on hand about a doz. O rings that I bought from my local hardware store for about a dime apiece. They're a little bit thicker than the standard, but they work just fine.

Sometimes, I tow my drz with my VW bus. It has about 100k miles on it and the bus runs great and not only doesn't it have an O ring, if I'm not mistaken,it doesn't even have a filter.

The O ring problem... I just chalk it up to bad engineering and shear stupidity on the part of Suzuki for selling filters that have their name on them and don't include the necessary O rings.

Tony

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I have a spare oil filter o-ring and I live south of Salem. When are you going to learn to quit going to that dealership? I have been there twice in the last year or so and left both times because - even though I was standing behind the counter with a can of air filter oil and a twenty exposed they would not wait on me! They do not have a cashier, only parts guys.

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I don't go over there often. Maybe we can get toghether and I will get the o-ring from you if you don't mind. My buddy had it serviced there and I told him the other day that they were crooks and not to do that if he ever bought another motorcycle.

Jon

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I buy my bike filters from NAPA. They are NAPA Power Sports filters, and they are made by Wix filters.

They include both O rings, Inner and outer. DRZ

filter is PS7931.

Regards Sonny

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i just went to the local auto parts sztore and picked up a Doorman nitril o-ring kit. cost $6 and it only had one o-ring that was the right size but atleast i have one in there now.

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I buy my bike filters from NAPA. They are NAPA Power Sports filters, and they are made by Wix filters.

They include both O rings, Inner and outer. DRZ

filter is PS7931.

Regards Sonny

I gotta check that out!! That would be perfect!

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I get them for my DR200SE there too. It also has

both o-rings. The only downside to the deal is, that

depending on the area your at, it may not be a normal

stocking filter. I had to order mine in. I work at NAPA,

so I get the inside scoop. The Power Sport filters are kind

of a new thing, and some stores may not have a big selection. They'll gladly order them for you, but it might take a couple of days if they have to do that.

Regards Sonny

Here's a pic

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NAPA, now we are talking! That way the stealership is out of the deal!

Jon

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