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    Oil Filter

    Good day all. Just recently bought a 2013 VXR w/ 80 hrs and I wanted to join this forum to get some advice. Now, this question may seem ridiculous, but as a newbie, I'll ask for forgiveness later. In regards to the oil filter. How much of a difference in engine performance would you expect between using a typical oil filter (FRAM, MOBIL, etc) instead of using a designated Yamaha filter? Thanks for your advice and your forgiveness.


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    I personally would only use the Yamaha filter it's built different than a car filter.....you can do what you want but I would run the stock filter and change every other oil change

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBizzl View Post
    Good day all. Just recently bought a 2013 VXR w/ 80 hrs and I wanted to join this forum to get some advice. Now, this question may seem ridiculous, but as a newbie, I'll ask for forgiveness later. In regards to the oil filter. How much of a difference in engine performance would you expect between using a typical oil filter (FRAM, MOBIL, etc) instead of using a designated Yamaha filter? Thanks for your advice and your forgiveness.

    Welcome to the forum!


    I only use the Yamaha filters on my skis
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1170

    One oil filter over another will NOT improve engine performance.

    Hope that helps!

    Jerry

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    Like Jerry said, you will not see any performance gains from filter. But a quality filter over a crappy one can limit wear and tear on the motor from particles in the oil. Also how well the oil flows thru the filter effects how well the engine gets oil at high RPM's. So using the correct filter is critical for long term reliability.

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    Just use the stock Yamaha oil filter.


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    Thanks everyone for the info. The only reason I was using a different filter was I damaged the original Yamaha filter removing it (TIGHT) and my local dealer was closed that day (Sunday) and I wanted to ride my new ski. Although the Yamaha filter was only dented (not punctured) I questioned it integrity and was afraid it would rupture while out on the H2O.

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    I've researched this topic literally to death just recently. There are a ton of opinions on filters out there, and most people use the OEM Yamaha filter or the Wix/Napa 1348. Is one better than the other? Who knows, probably wouldn't make a difference anyways. But IMO, for the extra $10 or so, I'd rather use what the manufacturer recommends. And no one has ever said that the Yamaha is an inferior filter. So, it's up to you. I will continue to use the OEM filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBizzl View Post
    Thanks everyone for the info. The only reason I was using a different filter was I damaged the original Yamaha filter removing it (TIGHT) and my local dealer was closed that day (Sunday) and I wanted to ride my new ski. Although the Yamaha filter was only dented (not punctured) I questioned it integrity and was afraid it would rupture while out on the H2O.
    We've all been there-I would just get the Yamaha filter and change out the filter you installed ASAP.

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    I use the KN-303 filter. Has a nice 17mm nut on it that makes future oil changes a snap.

    comes in chrome too if that sort of thing is important to you.

    price is equiv.

    I would not use an automotive filter in a marine environment.

    Getting a stuck/broken filter off a Yamaha is expensive.

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    If WIX ever steps up to the plate I'll be running them filters for sure!

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