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post #1 of 3 Old 04-12-2008, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Oil filter tube??

I justread in another thread about a tube that slides into the oil filter. I may be one of those noobs that tossed that with anoil change. Questions. What are the ramifications of that? Whenwill they be noticed? Howdo replace this part?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-12-2008, 09:14 AM
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I posted an answer in the other thread.. but will do it here too:

Do I need to keep this tube in the oil filter?
The metal tube in the center of the oil filter is a high-pressure bypass for cold oil. If you remove it, your oil will not get filtered. Occasionally, mechanics accidentally discard this tube with the filter. Make sure you have one. If you're changing your own oil, the tube only fits in the engine case one way.

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thank you, its already on its way via bikebandit!
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