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    Oil Change WITHOUT filter

    What is the consensus on changing the oil between services without the filter, i.e. more frequently than required by the book - I am getting conflicting views from the dealers I talk to.


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    If you don't change the filter with the oil change, the amount of "dirty" oil left in the filter will stay in the engine. Filters are not that costly, so why do a half ass job..do it right and change it.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by way2fast
    If you don't change the filter with the oil change, the amount of "dirty" oil left in the filter will stay in the engine. Filters are not that costly, so why do a half ass job..do it right and change it.

    Richard
    I AGRRE WITH THAT

    if you wan't just to change the oil because of cost wise or mechanicaly wise it is harder changing just the oil is still a bennefit to your ski.
    betwwn your required maintenance intervals 50hrs.
    fresh oil =more viscosety and less thermal break down.

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    Dealers in the UK all seem to discourage you doing your own oil change. This means filters are not that easy to get hold of. You get the impression that, if anything went wrong with your ski and you had worked on it youself, there MAY be a problem with waranty. I know changing only the oil is half a job, but we could do this ourselves without any issues.
    What merit is there in ONLY changing the oil - is it just a waste of time? It would be easy for us to do at the ramp when the engine is hot - only take a few minutes, probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daverxp4
    Quote Originally Posted by way2fast
    If you don't change the filter with the oil change, the amount of "dirty" oil left in the filter will stay in the engine. Filters are not that costly, so why do a half ass job..do it right and change it.

    Richard
    I AGRRE WITH THAT

    if you wan't just to change the oil because of cost wise or mechanicaly wise it is harder changing just the oil is still a bennefit to your ski.
    betwwn your required maintenance intervals 50hrs.
    fresh oil =more viscosety and less thermal break down.
    IT IS HARDER CHANGING THE FILTER ALSO(i said oil)

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    change the oil and dont tell your dealer if thats the case 1000 times more beneficial and see your dealer for 50hrs intervals for complete oil and filter change.
    i keep all my receipts of everything i do on my ski and like you i still have warrenty left.

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