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#4452514 - 07/07/17 05:00 PM Change oil filter?
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
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I purchased a k&n oil filter when I did my last change. Changed the oil with rotella t6 and have about 500 miles on it but I'm really wanting to trying mobil 4t. Can I get away without buying another filter or do i have to change it

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#4452522 - 07/07/17 05:07 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
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#4452524 - 07/07/17 05:09 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
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You worry too much. If you want to change the oil and leave the filter then have at it. Don't take the filter off to drain it, just change the oil.

Then let us know what happened. We'll be waiting.........

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#4452531 - 07/07/17 05:19 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
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Why waste good oil? Change to Mobil 4T on ur next OCI.
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#4452532 - 07/07/17 05:20 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
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Loc: New York
I've just heard people on here saying not to mix oils. I would be mixing if I don't change it so I wasn't sure

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#4452536 - 07/07/17 05:23 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: Rolla07]
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
You worry too much. If you want to change the oil and leave the filter then have at it. Don't take the filter off to drain it, just change the oil.


Agreed!
However:

Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Why waste good oil? Change to Mobil 4T on your next OCI.


Exactly. No need to waste good oil.

BTW, most oil filters will go 2 OCI's easily if the engine is clean, and Honda recommends it.
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#4452551 - 07/07/17 05:38 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
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Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
I purchased a k&n oil filter when I did my last change. Changed the oil with rotella t6 and have about 500 miles on it but I'm really wanting to trying mobil 4t. Can I get away without buying another filter or do i have to change it


Leave the filter, change the oil, I could see myself doing the same and personally I think you will be thrilled with the 4t over the T6 simply because the 4T is more stout.
I would be glad to see what you think of the 4T after a few hundred miles compared to the T6.


Edited by alarmguy (07/07/17 05:39 PM)
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#4452553 - 07/07/17 05:45 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
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Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
I've just heard people on here saying not to mix oils. I would be mixing if I don't change it so I wasn't sure
Who said that ? How do you know what people post is actual fact or regurgitated fiction? There are people here that actually know and then the rest that think they know.
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#4452563 - 07/07/17 06:04 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: Rolla07]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3006
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Why waste good oil? Change to Mobil 4T on ur next OCI.


+1, leave the current oil in there until it's got some miles on it. Your Mobil 1 won't go bad waiting to be used.
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#4452589 - 07/07/17 06:39 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: Rolla07]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Why waste good oil? Change to Mobil 4T on ur next OCI.


Exactly.

T6 is a great oil.

Its nuts to change it at 500 miles just so you can run M1.

I have never heard of such a thing over motor oil.
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#4452615 - 07/07/17 06:53 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
L_Sludger Offline


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I'd rather run a solid filter for a longer time than a questionable filter for a short time.
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#4452631 - 07/07/17 07:03 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: L_Sludger]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I'd rather run a solid filter for a longer time than a questionable filter for a short time.


What makes his filter questionable?
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#4452650 - 07/07/17 07:22 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
philipp10 Offline


Registered: 05/09/14
Posts: 1174
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
I've just heard people on here saying not to mix oils. I would be mixing if I don't change it so I wasn't sure


Oh for Gods sakes!!! One, use the dang oil life up. Two, if you do change and your so worried about mixing two oils (which I highly doubt matters), then pull off the filter and drain it. The gasket WILL survive (contrary to the worry warts on this site).

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#4452730 - 07/07/17 08:32 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: 02s4audi]
jeff78 Offline


Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 129
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
I've just heard people on here saying not to mix oils. I would be mixing if I don't change it so I wasn't sure


It's impossible to not mix oils during any oil change, even if you change the filter and leave the sump draining for a week. There will always be some old oil left in the crankcase, often a not so insignificant amount.

The service manual for your bike should show different oil quantities - the difference between the 'engine overhaul/disassembled' and 'with filter change' numbers is the amount of oil that you cannot change.

On my bike, it's 3/4 of a quart, which is nearly 3 times the amount of oil in the filter.

So don't sweat mixing oils - you cannot avoid it.


Edited by jeff78 (07/07/17 08:32 PM)

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#4452820 - 07/07/17 09:35 PM Re: Change oil filter? [Re: alarmguy]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4368
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: alarmguy
Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
I purchased a k&n oil filter when I did my last change. Changed the oil with rotella t6 and have about 500 miles on it but I'm really wanting to trying mobil 4t. Can I get away without buying another filter or do i have to change it


Leave the filter, change the oil, I could see myself doing the same and personally I think you will be thrilled with the 4t over the T6 simply because the 4T is more stout.


You could be thrilled without actually wasting the T6

"Gasp! Soooooooo stout!"

See, that was the sound of me being thrilled by 4T's previously-unkown-to-me-stoutness, and I've never even seen any, AFAIK.

PS What is "stoutness", anyway?

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