Less than 40% of the oil is filtered at any one time anyway.The "which oil filter" debate is almost as hot as the oils. The biggest argument seems to be around the 5 micron filtering that Harley claims for their filters. The reason 5 micron is claimed to be important is for the piston oil jets that are .025”-.030” or 635-732 microns (micron= 0.00003937”). So 5 micron seems like overkill to me. The other reason is filter bypass pressure may not be to HD spec. I know many forum riders that use any number of different filters, and like oil, I have never read of a single failure that was proven to be caused by using a wrong filter.
Sorry , most folks always want data to back up any opinion on things.I wasn't looking for BEST or a giant cross reference list to fog the question... I would like to know if anyone is using the specific items I listed...
Not trying to be a D(Ck, just asking for specific intel.
I wasn't trying to take a shot at you, I understand why you did what you did, but that is how we get 750,000 threads on the best oil.Sorry , most folks always want data to back up any opinion on things.
I have used at one time or another , both the Wix and Napa filters on a 98 Evo without any problems that I know of .
Personally I'm thinking extra virgin olive .........I wasn't trying to take a shot at you, I understand why you did what you did, but that is how we get 750,000 threads on the best oil.
I apologize if I wasn't clear in my original post, I'm looking for specific data not a buffet to sample.
Thank you for your feedback.
Wix# 57148 = NAPA# 7148On Twin Cams, either the 5 or 10 micron is fine.
EVOs call for a 30 micron filter.
Wix equivalent of 63731-99A 5 micron TwinCam filter = 57148 (57348 Chrome).
Wix equivalent of 63805-80A 30 micron EVO filter = 51215 (51225 Chrome).
o rieleys have the wix harley filters in b lack and chromeOkay...
So first off I did a search and did not pull any results...
Has anyone run either the NAPA 1394 or Wix 51394 (last I knew Wix made Napa's filters) on their TC or EVO?
Now the specs appear to be the same as the Moco requirements, I drive by a NAPA daily and frankly I dislike spending money at the dealer.
I don't care how messy an oil change is or I should get the one with the fancy nut on the end and I don't care if it's not chrome, I need it to filter my oil.
And for God sake please do not tell me which oil is best! :what?
I get the same filter from the company that manufacturers the K&N for half the price. No fancy box or fancy verbiage on the box, but it's the same filter, same performance. They are made by Hiflofiltro then re boxed and sold for 2x the price by K&N. HF170(B suffix for black) without drain back valve and HF171 with drain back valve. Model numbers look familiar don't they.I've used Wix, but now days I just order the K&N from Amazon. I have prime, so free 2 day shipping and cheaper. No stop at O'Reilly or the dealer.
Oil is bought by the case from the distributor, for all the family's bikes, (Cousin owns an auto repair shop).