Oil Filter Question

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I went to my Yamaha dealership today to get an oil filter so I can change my oil. I would normally order online but I am strapped for time as I am trying to get it changed before Friday. The filter they gave me is part number 5GH-13440-60. I question it and they assured me that it is the filter. They one on my bike now is a -30. Is this filter correct? Will it work? Also an opinion question what oil do you use? Brand and weight?
 

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The filter is OK, that's the newest superseded number. Everyone has their favorite flavor of oil, mine is 10W40 Honda HP4 semi synthetic in the Gold bottle.
 

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Noob trying to start an oil thread hasn't learned to use the search block.


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Ibew_sparky said:
No I did search and no one on here said anything about a -60 filter so that's why I'm asking.

No sweat on the filter part - The last sentence looks like trying to start an oil thread, when we have an entire sub-forum on oils and fluids.


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Ibew_sparky said:
No I did search and no one on here said anything about a -60 filter so that's why I'm asking.
Looks like they updated the part number again.

from RockyMountainATVMC.com OEM parts finder:
5GH-13440-60-00
(replaces part #
5GH-13440-50-00)
I just ordered parts from them a few weeks ago, including oil filters, and I got 5GH-13440-50 oil filter. it must be a recent update
 

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Just tagging on to another oil filter thread but this could be anywhere in oil filters:
I know that FRAM filters have a notoriously bad rep on this site and for cars they definitely have a low cost entry level filter that is probably no more than a coffee filter in a cardboard cylinder.
But I happened to buy a FRAM filter that fit the S10 and noticed that a) it's made in the USA (and some folks believe that alone means better quality), and b) the construction and interiors look actually pretty substantial. It was also conveniently available at the local Walmart and didn't leak.
So I am wondering if the FRAM bashers here have cut open one of these motorcycle filters, or if these opinions are based on the Youtube videos of people cutting open a car oil filter?
 

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Just tagging on to another oil filter thread but this could be anywhere in oil filters:
I know that FRAM filters have a notoriously bad rep on this site and for cars they definitely have a low cost entry level filter that is probably no more than a coffee filter in a cardboard cylinder.
But I happened to buy a FRAM filter that fit the S10 and noticed that a) it's made in the USA (and some folks believe that alone means better quality), and b) the construction and interiors look actually pretty substantial. It was also conveniently available at the local Walmart and didn't leak.
So I am wondering if the FRAM bashers here have cut open one of these motorcycle filters, or if these opinions are based on the Youtube videos of people cutting open a car oil filter?
People keep hitting me up saying since I run Fram filters my bike is going to explode, my house is going to burn down, my dog is going to get pregnant and I will get a bad case of crabs......but none of that has happened yet. Key word here is yet.

I do like their availability, but if someone hates the F-word filters they can always order a batch of filters online easily enough. Some of the auto parts chains carry Wix filters which are supposed to be a good quality filter.
 

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I’ve never seen a qualified automotive engineer or lubrication engineer analyze a filter based solely on visual judgement. There are SAE standard tests for first pass & multiple pass filter efficiency including particle size capture. There are also standard capacity tests. None of those YouTube videos perform standard testing and the people presenting the judgements and conclusions to not appear to be engineers with subject matter expertise. I pretty much ignore them.


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While there are plenty that will work, here are the 3 filters I use and recommend:
1. The OEM filter. The actual brand really shouldn't matter be it Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki or whatever. They all should be made by denso and are a good quality filter.
2. Mahle OC-575. This is an excellent quality filter at a good price. You can get them for around $5 on rockauto.com, amazon and a few other places. I have one screwed onto my engine currently.
3. Baldwin B1400- Baldwin filters are a heavy duty, well made filter that can be had for around $6 on zoro.com and a few other places. I have cut open several Baldwins (including the B1400) and they are way above OEM filters in quality and construction.

As for oil, I like Rotella T4 15w-40 but have tried 10w-40 from the OEM brands like Yama-lube and Kawa-lube. I have also tried the Quicksilver and Castrol Actevo from Wal-Mart and they all work just fine. I use Rotella because it is the cheapest and gives the best clutch feel. Use whatever Jaso-ma approved oil that you like and feel like paying for.
 

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But I happened to buy a FRAM filter that fit the S10 and noticed that a) it's made in the USA (and some folks believe that alone means better quality), and b) the construction and interiors look actually pretty substantial. It was also conveniently available at the local Walmart and didn't leak.
It would be more helpful if you told us what actual filter number you are using. Is it a car filter or a motorcycle filter? (the number will tell us anyway, but this is an important point to mention.)

No, I haven't cut one open. I run clean, slippery oil. I change it when it gets dirty. I prefer Mahle or Yamaha filters and buy them 10 at a time so I don't have to worry about when I need one.
 
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