K&P Engineering oil filter install

Oil Filter Upgrade

K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. The oil filter comes with a sealing O-ring installed at the manufacturer, and it also comes with an additional O-ring for when your original one wears out. The hydraulic quad-ring gasket doubles the seal between the filter housing and the engine and helps provide burst pressures exceeding 1,000 psi.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. In this picture you can see how easily the filter will fit in between the frame and the engine.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. The K&P filter system comes apart easily and consists of three pieces: the filter medium, spring, and the filter housing.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. To assemble the filter, simply insert the spring with the smaller winded side of the spring facing up.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. Insert the filter into the grooves in the filter housing. It can only go in one way due to the design of the filter housing.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. After the filter is in the housing, press downward on the filter and turn. The filter will lock into place and be held in by the machine tabs in the filter housing. Lube the quad ring with a thin film of clean oil, and install onto the engine

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. Put the filter on your oil filter mount, and turn the filter until it is seated against the mount and snug. Be sure to follow factory procedures and oil weights for your year and model of bike.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. Since the K&P filter is smaller, the company has included in every kit a specialty filter wrench that is the appropriate size for its filter and mates to the 14 flats machined into the bottom rib of the housing. Insert the oil filter adapter socket onto your torque wrench. Since this is not an H-D filter, K&P has provided the correct torque specs it recommends using when installing its filter system. Tighten the filter to a final torque value of 18 to 20 foot-pounds.

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K&P Engineering oil filter install

K&P Engineering oil filter install

  1. Here you can see the quality craftsmanship and sleek design of the K&P reusable filter. A highly recommended product that is 100 percent made in USA.

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Earl, black gold, Texas tea, Memphis mud, bubbling crude… These are names for the product that allows all of our machines to operate without failure. That product of course is oil. We all know that changing oil sucks, and changing it can get prolonged due to a plethora of reasons. The guys at K&P have come up with a filter system that is reusable, cleanable, aesthetically pleasing, and most of all works with H-D Evo and Twin Cam motors. The kit comes complete with filter, housing, an extra O-ring, and a convenient oil filter wrench adapter.

The K&P oil filter is about 25-percent smaller than a stock OEM filter and fits easily on those bikes with hard-to-reach filters that are covered or surrounded by fairing components or chin spoiler or deflector device. The filter housing and filter element end caps are carved out of a solid chunk of 6061-T6 billet aluminum, which not only looks great but aids in dissipating heat and reducing weight. The filter element is made from medical-grade, type 304 stainless-steel micronic filter cloth to provide unmatched protection against oil contamination and resultant engine damage. A super-strength neodymium rare Earth magnet is installed in the top of the filter element used in the spin-on models, which provides magnetic pre-filtering of the oil. The adhesive used in the filter assembly process is good to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, far above normal operating temperature of 180 to 300 degrees.

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