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DHeal   

How important is it to pre-fill the new-style oil filters with oil?  Seems like a pretty messy operation.  Could one just install the new-style oil filter dry and then rotate the prop a fe extra turns?

 

 

 

 

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WmInce   
3 hours ago, Tom Baker said:

I don't remember it being to messy back when we prefilled the filters. You do have to be quick though.

Screw that.

Turn the prop 60 blades (20 revolutions) . . . and that should be more than enough to fill that filter with oil.

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You can fill it and the medium will saturate and you can fill it about half way  after that without being a mess.

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Getting a new wrench made if the price is right. Rivco folks only make that one that fit the old filter and that was for Harley's.  I hope to have some info in a day or two for a new Rotax filter wrench.

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WmInce   
37 minutes ago, Roger Lee said:

Getting a new wrench made if the price is right. Rivco folks only make that one that fit the old filter and that was for Harley's.  I hope to have some info in a day or two for a new Rotax filter wrench.

Great!:thumbs_up-3334:

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20171213_134358.thumb.jpg.399915444602a0eb084918c0ec1c3e17.jpg20171213_134453.thumb.jpg.e1a4897ad043285889b59fcaaeb491d7.jpg20171213_134601.thumb.jpg.3e64c5f124bd57e4c8cff5f7f82e0648.jpgOkay I have news.

We have a new Rotax oil filter wrench made specifically for the Rotax filter or any 8 sided end filter. The old Rivco was 14 sided and was just standard metal with a coating.

This new wrench has a straight handle and  stainless steel which won't rust or lose the coating. The Rivco wrench was made for a Harley motorcycle.

Stainless is about the same price as a steel wrench that is coated. These will be $24 plus shipping. My guess is shipping will be about $3- $5.

I'll have these in about a week.

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Hi Duane,

I used the prototype today on your engine with the brand new Rotax oil filter. Works like a charm.

I'm supposed to have the others in about a week.

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JLang   

Any idea why Rotax introduced the new filter?  I just replaced the filter with the current/old 825-012 version, which is what CPS still lists, and am wondering whether to try to stock up on that one or switch to the new version next time.

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