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Yesterday Morning I had to go to the Auto parts store for my Truck. While getting Oil and filter for it I just happen to look up my 01LT and low and behold they actually carried the Filter (Fram) $8.99 and a wrench $4.49. The LT was going to be due soon anyway and I figured I am going to start DIY stuff anyway.

Auto Parts Store. Auto Zone

Not waiting for bmw dealer to open at 9 am. priceless.

Now where are the Clams and :beer: Quohog
 

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Fram? :v:

No way, when you can buy Bosch for $7.32 each by the 6 pack. www.beemerboneyard.com/11421460845c.html

While you're there get some crush washers and o rings for an extra $4.95. www.beemerboneyard.com/7119963300.html

That brings you to $8.15 each. :bmw:

You won't need to replace the o rings for a looonnnnng time, but nice to have them in the spare parts bin.

(or if you don't want to stock up, for an extra .51 cents more than the Fram you can get one Bosch filter with a new crush washer which I guarantee the Fram does not come with...)

So, I just saved you some clams, but you'll still need to supply the brewskis. Not having to drive anywhere to get what you need: priceless.

Wrench: +1 ;)
 

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I wouldn't use Fram filters. In testing of all the major brand of filters they came in dead last. They tended to collapse internally.
 

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dandiver said:
I'm guessing that you change oil at 12,000 not 6,000?
Same here.
 

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I change out the Amsoil 20W50 synthetic motorcycle oil and filter every 12,000 miles. I did this routine on my 137,000 mile 2000 K1200LT and it served me well. And you get a free parts and labor warranty from Amsoil should the oil or filter ever fail.
 

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I had been researching oil filters for a while on google. Looking for a good quality at a good price. don't want top pop you bubble, but from the reading I have done Frams are one of the worst. supper tech at walmart are better.

How come we can buy a good auto oil filter for less than $6 and they want what for oem MC parts?

Jim
 

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Thanks Gentlemen. I actually am very AR about the maint of all my bikes.
I already had crush washers and it is a good thing to know that there may be other options if ever in a pinch.

I actually change the oil every 3-4 months regardless if miles are under the recommended and quicker if mileage requires it.

I just havent attempted a valve adjustment yet. soon though

But for having this bike only 2 months so far I am both impressed, confused and overwhelmed by engineering.

But thanks to everyone who can attribute any useful info for my ongoing learning process.

Quohog


PS. I tow a 32 Ft. 8500lb. camper with my Ford and I have always used fram and I havent had one fail yet. (knock on wood) damn where is it.
 

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Frams are painted filters....I would not use a painted filter up inside my engine.
 

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You already are, but don't realize it. The ones that don't look painted are clear coated.
 

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These are not the typical Fram Orange. They are metal colored with only a model # printed on It.. It is actually A BMW model specific filter at least through 04 and other bmw cycles as well.

Quohog
 
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