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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Oil screen suggestions

Hey, everyone....!

My 750 is an '05, now with just over 3,500 miles on it.

I've seen some really good discussions/suggestions here about oil/filter changes.

But with this in mind, I was curious: along with using something like paint thinner to clean the oil screen, what other "dos" or "don'ts" can you offer about cleaning this screen?

Is a certain kind of brush to also be used when cleaning this screen? Or should one just soak the screen (say, for a few hours) in paint thinner, instead? Is another cleaning solution somehow preferable/better than paint thinner (e.g., gasoline)? Is cleaning this screen at every oil change a must-do, anyway? Is it much of a hassle to keep all of the screen's parts in their correct order/location?

Thanks for your feedback on the above....
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i thought the screen was just there for particulates... i just rense mine under the old oil to clean out the particulates, then wash it with clean oil, then reinstall. and i do this as needed. but i check it atleast everyother oilchange.

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Hey, everyone....!

My 750 is an '05, now with just over 3,500 miles on it.

I've seen some really good discussions/suggestions here about oil/filter changes.

But with this in mind, I was curious: along with using something like paint thinner to clean the oil screen, what other "dos" or "don'ts" can you offer about cleaning this screen?

Is a certain kind of brush to also be used when cleaning this screen? Or should one just soak the screen (say, for a few hours) in paint thinner, instead? Is another cleaning solution somehow preferable/better than paint thinner (e.g., gasoline)? Is cleaning this screen at every oil change a must-do, anyway? Is it much of a hassle to keep all of the screen's parts in their correct order/location?

Thanks for your feedback on the above....
I only look for chunks of balancer and abnormally large amounts of shaved metal. I also make sure the screen's still in one piece. It's not very sturdy so I don't use a brush on it. I haven't seen anything "melted" into it or anything particularily hard to get off of it. Just bits and pieces. Just give a shake in paint thinner, let it dry a little and it's good to go. After the first oil change (or major overhaul) it isn't necessary to pull it out each time, but it's a good idea. Again, if you find large chunks of black rubber for instance, the balancer could be falling apart. If it comes loose at speed, bang goes your crankcase.

It's not hard to put back in. Coming out is the drain plug, a spring, a large washer and finally the screen with the grommet attached. They all just slide back in the way they came out.

If I did ever find anything stuck to it, I'd soak it in SeaFoam overnight. That stuff dissolves lots of gooey things.

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the thread on 'oil screen colapse' may me useful to reed
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I just pick out the large particles and wipe it down with a rag and reinstall it all. I really haven't had much in it other than Permatex pieces that are flaking off from the gaskets. I'll never do that again!!!

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I'd think checking this at every oil change would be a good idea, since it may be the only early warning system you have so some internal problems. I check mine every time. haven't found anything in it so far.

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If you use the side drain method it is almost impossible to drain the oil without the screen falling out.

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If you use the side drain method it is almost impossible to drain the oil without the screen falling out.
Unless you're me! First time I changed my oil, it didn't fall out and I assumed there wasn't one in there and ordered a new one. Second time I poked my finger in there and out came the spring, washer and screen, all looking like new! so I conveniently have a bran new one with washer and spring in a box on my shelf in case I ever need them.

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I use brake cleaner to clean mine, you can get it in a spray can. Works great

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I like that a whole lot better than paint thinner.

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