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Offline hambonee

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Oil filter wrench size??
« on: September 22, 2011, 11:27:57 AM »
So, my new ..well..new 2007 Norge started leaking quite a bit out of the oil filter. I called Moto International and was pretty much told this was common as heck on new Guzzis as the factory did not always tighten the stock filters enough. Makes sense, easy peasy...

Ok, I was a diesel mechanic for years..I can handle this! The only thing is looks like I will need a cap wrench for the filter to tighten it. Does anyone have any idea what size I should buy? Its smaller than the one I have for my car so I am hoping to be able to buy one from a local shop or autoparts store.

That good 10w60 is expensive stuff to be letting drain out!

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 11:37:20 AM »
If it was delivered with the Bosch 3330, any autp parts supplier will have a wrench for it. It'll be black. If it has a UFI, (white) be aware that there are 2 versions, one with 8 flats, another with 12. One wrench definitely doesn't fit all.. ;)
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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 12:18:08 PM »
UGH!..mine is white ???

I am pretty surre it has the factory delivered 8 flats. Is this something one can grab easily or am I stuck with riding it to the dealer to get a filter tightened?

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 01:02:58 PM »
hambonee,

My '09 Norge oil filter leaked from the start. I did tighten it, but the leak continued until the original filter was replaced by a UFI version by the good folks at Riders Hill during the first service.

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 01:33:17 PM »
This is no help for your UFI filter but if you switch to Bosch 3330 a Hazet 2169 cap wrench from your friendly BMW dealer works perfectly.
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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 02:19:50 PM »
Thanks all..may just be easier to swap out the filter myself...

Guess I could try and hold out for another 100 or so miles till the 600 service but hate leaking oil all over the place especially at 10-15 bucks a quart! Cheap bugger here.

THanks for the help all  ;D

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 02:28:20 PM »
I picked up a couple of filters and a wrench online...the wrench didn't fit the filters they sold me...Grrrr. I had to poke two holes in the old filter to unscrew it with some bent needle nose pliers and tighten the new one by hand.

You will lose some oil in the filter swap, so pick up a liter.

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 06:33:30 PM »
Mine leaked too early on. I just parked on the sidestand, cleaned it with some brake-clean and tightened it by hand. Problem solved, in my case anyway.

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 07:59:28 PM »
This is the one I have.

Picture is a little hard to read, it's an Imperial model IF-768.  Measured with cheap plastic calipers, the INSIDE dimension across the flats is 73 mm.

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 08:06:09 PM »
If it was delivered with the Bosch 3330, any autp parts supplier will have a wrench for it. It'll be black. If it has a UFI, (white) be aware that there are 2 versions, one with 8 flats, another with 12. One wrench definitely doesn't fit all.. ;)
Chuck - these bikes are actually delivered with Bosch 3330 filters from the factory?  Good to know.  I've been running 3300 filters on my 2003 Bonnie for 45000 miles with nary a problem (this is not a filter thread ..... just want to confirm that some MG come from the factory with 3330 filters).

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Re: Oil filter wrench size??
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 08:15:12 PM »
If it was delivered with the Bosch 3330, any autp parts supplier will have a wrench for it. It'll be black. If it has a UFI, (white) be aware that there are 2 versions, one with 8 flats, another with 12. One wrench definitely doesn't fit all.. ;)
Chuck - these bikes are actually delivered with Bosch 3330 filters from the factory?  Good to know.  I've been running 3300 filters on my 2003 Bonnie for 45000 miles with nary a problem (this is not a filter thread ..... just want to confirm that some MG come from the factory with 3330 filters).

Bob

Seems like I read that at GT a year or two ago.. and mine was delivered with a black filter. I was pissed because my UFI filter wrench didn't fit it. ;D
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