Thread: Attn 1.8L owners
10-19-2009, 06:56 PM #1
Attn 1.8L owners
Recently I purchaced a bunch of oil filters for inventory. I decided to go with KN brand for the quality, price, and overall model coverage. I had an incident with a FZS where it had developed a bad oil leak. Found the filter O ring was distorted, so we chocked it up to a "defective" gasket and put another on it. No more problems for 10 or so hours before it started leaking again! This time I spent a lot of time checking it out and found another leaking oil filter. The problem is that the sealing O ring barely covers the filter mounting flange. Its right on the inside edge, and after it goes through a few heat cycles, it will leak.
After consulting with my parts supplier, who also contacted KN about this issue, we found out that the KN-204 filter, which was in the catalog as a direct replacement for the 1.8 engine, is the wrong filter. KN has pulled the filter from their coverage for these watercraft, and do not offer a replacement filter as of yet.
to recap, do not use a KN-204 filter on your 1.8L engine (SHO, FZR, FZS)
I have used the KN brand filters on Kawi watercraft, and some ATV models without issue.
10-19-2009, 07:05 PM #2
10-19-2009, 08:47 PM #3
Jim, do you know the part # for the Napa? I'm getting ready to change my oil and need a filter but don't want to spent $23 for the Yamaha filter.
10-20-2009, 12:10 AM #4
10-20-2009, 03:34 PM #5
10-21-2009, 10:47 AM #6
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