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Offline rockthedog

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in -line oil filter
« on: 17.11. 2011 23:39 »
hi what are your views on a in-line oil filter kit, screw on cartrige type, has anyone had problems with them,is the oil pump able to cope with this kit, thank you mal. *smile*

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #1 on: 18.11. 2011 10:08 »
Hi rockthedog

I have both A10 fitted with such filters in the return line, no problems whatsoever.
you can blow through the filters so the pump should have no difficulty pushing oil through it, others will disagree, most folk will consider cleaning out the sludge trap a job well worth doing ----- ONCE, much easier to change a filter
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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #2 on: 18.11. 2011 10:16 »
A standard recommendation for every BSA owner,
The smallest unit is the British Filter one as fitted to WD B40's & B25's.
Only downside is that it is not spin on so takes a bit of fiddleing around to change.
Spin on filters are usually fitted behind the tool box with the filer protruding into the tool box. Hard to see looks very neat but messy to change the filter.
Gold Star Ron ( is he on this list ) does a really neat one that fits onto the engine plates.
It is specific for Pre unit singles but can be fitted to twins.
Hidy-Hide ? do a tubular one which uses A75 filters ( also BMW ) that is easy to fit, hard to see and can be very clean to change

So there are a lot around.
I have also known owners who fitted diesel fuel filters which seemed to work very well but they do not have a bypass so if the element becomes totally clogged you end up with a sump full of oil.
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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #3 on: 18.11. 2011 16:48 »
Fitting a spin on oil filter in the tool box is a piece of cake and there aren't any problems. It lets you use a modern 20W50 like Silkolene Comp 4 or similar and avoids future sludge trap build up.

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #4 on: 18.11. 2011 19:28 »
Fitting a spin on oil filter in the tool box is a piece of cake and there aren't any problems. It lets you use a modern 20W50 like Silkolene Comp 4 or similar and avoids future sludge trap build up.



thank you all for the reply, i will go for it,been told the norton commando spin on filter will do the job,  *smile*

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #5 on: 18.11. 2011 21:25 »
I've just bought one of these to fit to my bike. A friend fitted one to his A10 and its fits easily underneath the ski slope. I dont like the in tool box ones as I need the toolbox for tools.

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #6 on: 19.11. 2011 00:24 »
To add to the ideas, here are the filters I have made, to suit my plunger/ rigid and swing arm A10's.
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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #7 on: 19.11. 2011 00:38 »
Not sure where you are rockthedog, but if you are in the states here's a mob who sell filter kits for A10's.

http://www.britcycle.com/products/631Series001.htm

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #8 on: 19.11. 2011 07:39 »
hi guys, came across this one its a early harley replica, do you think it would be o.k. for my A10? i think it looks good,cheers
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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #9 on: 19.11. 2011 14:57 »
hi just joined the forum. Im thinking of fitting a oil filter kit on my A10 also .Is there a reason why its conected to the oil return feed rather than the direct feed to the engine
thanks neil  ????

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #10 on: 19.11. 2011 15:44 »
Hi Neil,
Welcome to the forum!
The filter in the feed (suction) line to the pump would be too restrictive, and eventually result in loss of oil supply, and failure of the engine (which is the last effect a filter should be having!).
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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #11 on: 19.11. 2011 17:35 »
thanks for that richard. wish id found the forum earlier. some great info

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #12 on: 29.11. 2011 20:20 »
Where does the Brit Cycle filter system, shown in the link by Brian, actually fit on the A10?

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #13 on: 30.11. 2011 15:01 »
It is possible to squeeze the Commando type filter behind the battery in front of the rear mudguard (at least it was on my RGS).  I attach a photo.  The filter mounts on to the back of the rear battery strap and the pipes line up well for the hose.  This means I can fill the toolbox with tools and puncture repair kit.  When I was making up the hoses I found that some of the modern ends have appreciably smaller bores than the old BSA ones did, so I used the BSA ones.

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Re: in -line oil filter
« Reply #14 on: 15.12. 2011 23:40 »
re filter position ,  the feed is unpressurised  i/e  gravity feed , whereas return is twice feed capacity  and pressursed  *smiley4*