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    OIL Filter collapsed

    Has anyone else had their main cylindrical oil filter collapse on them. I had a look at it as i was getting the OIL warning flashing and half of the filter membrane has caved in therefore restricting flow possibly causing OIL warning buzzer to come on especially at higher speeds. Just wondered how common this is? The oil was 300ml overfilled which coul have contributed to the fact it faild


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    How many hours since the last oil change? I have yet to have this happen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz RXT View Post
    Has anyone else had their main cylindrical oil filter collapse on them. I had a look at it as i was getting the OIL warning flashing and half of the filter membrane has caved in therefore restricting flow possibly causing OIL warning buzzer to come on especially at higher speeds. Just wondered how common this is? The oil was 300ml overfilled which coul have contributed to the fact it faild
    out of thousands of oil filters iv'e replaced, ive only come across one that colapsed, that was an old hillman hunter 1725cc years ago. was the filter seadoo's or the red copy replacement?

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    It was a Rotax one, but its the inner mesh that has just bowed in a little reducing the surface area of the filter by half i will try to post some pics tomorrow so you can all see. The previous owner had the oil changed about 8 hours ago and it was overfilled slightly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz RXT View Post
    It was a Rotax one, but its the inner mesh that has just bowed in a little reducing the surface area of the filter by half i will try to post some pics tomorrow so you can all see. The previous owner had the oil changed about 8 hours ago and it was overfilled slightly?
    over filling should not cause the filter to colapse, i change my oil in my ski, 3 oil changes to 1 filter, which equates to an oil filter change every 15 hours, which is new oil every 5 hours, i know i'm changeing it way to often, but i have a service station so oil is'nt a problem, and when i blew a piston and stripped the engine the crank and bearings were as new, regards bill

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    I have only seen one and it was on a GTX SC which had been well over a year without an oil change.

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    i've seen a fair number of them honestly... and it's an occurance such that it even makes it into the BRP tech books for dealers about collapsed oil filters and the various situations that can lead up to one..

    ie. water in the oil from wave jumping, slowly failing stock intercooler, slightly failing head gasket and antifreeze clogging and collpasing the filter...

    when was the last oil change, what are your wide open throttle RPMs, and how is the ski performing as compared to when it was new

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    mayber last oil change only did oil and not the filter?? extra crud or water etc was in there at some point, collapsing the filter...
    the oil was changed but they didnt bother checking the filter??

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    Or the last oil change was done by $7/hr help at the dealer ... and the filter was not seated fully, cocked in the housing, and was tightened down, crushing it ...

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    Whisch intercooler do you mean as i have just repaired the SC chargecooler from leaking.
    It would be hard to tighten down crocked due to there only being one center stud so don't think it is this. Hav read somewhere that its most likely to be the Pressure regulating valve sticking closed therefore overpressirsing the system and not relieving the pressure back to sump but instead collapsing the filter and put the pressure alarm on.
    On the underside of the PTO cover there is the spring valve so im guessing its this..don't know if its easy to withdraw from the system?

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