spring missing in oil canister


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spring missing in oil canister

Postby twocams » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:09 am



I changed the oil in my 85 GL1200 and the spring/washer are missing under the oil filter. Is this a new thing or did someone lose them and not bother buying a new one. i could see if to much spring pressure pushing the filter up to the engine block and covering the oil holes? Any thought.
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Re: spring missing in oil canister

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:41 am

twocams wrote:I changed the oil in my 85 GL1200 and the spring/washer are missing under the oil filter. Is this a new thing or did someone lose them and not bother buying a new one. i could see if to much spring pressure pushing the filter up to the engine block and covering the oil holes? Any thought.
Thanks
Rich


Someone lost them and didn't bother replacing them. You can buy replacement fairly cheap, a set for about $5:

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... OIL-FILTER

The washer part number is 15414-300-000, and the spring part number is 15415-300-000.

It is very important that you have these installed! Without them, your oil filter is NOT functioning. Those parts make up the filtering bypass system.

When the oil viscosity is too thick, or oil pressure is very high, higher than the filter can handle, the oil pressure pushes the filter away from the engine block, compressing the spring. In this mode, the oil bypasses the filter, going between the base of the filter and the engine block. When the oil warms up and the viscosity thins, or oil pressure drops, the spring pushes the filter back into place, and it starts filtering normally once again.

Without this spring and washer in place, the first time you start your bike, the filter is pushed away from the engine block, and it stays there - so no oil is being filtered at all the entire time you're running your bike.

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Re: spring missing in oil canister

Postby twocams » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:25 pm

thanks wing,
Thought it was something like that. Someone had a"brain burp" and thought I dont need no stinking spring. ill order one today.

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