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Old 08-03-2008, 04:39 PM
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OIL Filter relocation!!

I got the oil filter problem figured out today. The K&N oil filter numbers for Buell XBs are hp1003 and KN-177. The hp1003 is mostly packaged as a car filter and the kn-177 as a Motorcycle filter. The hp1003 is a couple of millimeters larger but other than that the two filters are the same. Both filters will fit on a XB along with several other car filters from different brands including AC-Delco, Fram, Bosch, Motorcraft ect. Pretty good info to know since the car filters are cheaper! WHY THE HELL ARE MOTORCYCLE PARTS MARKED UP SO HIGH?!!?

More importantly to me though is now I know that I can use a filter relocation kit for whatever else the hp1003 filter fits. I did a cross reference on the filters and found out that they are the same filters used on many models namely 4 cylinder Toyotas, Suzukis, ect cars from the early 80s to current. You can check out all of the models here.
http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...px?Prod=KN-177

Using that information I looked for filter relocation kits for the Toyotas models that use the hp1003 filter and found several including this one. http://www.jcwhitney.com/Oil-Cooler-...1649_10101.jcw
I'm not sure if I'll use this exact one, but mostly all of the ones I found cost close to this price.There are some really nice Tuner Racing ones that are polished with braided lines and stuff that cost a bit more.

So there you go, problem solved!! and its an inexpensive fix! I can only imagine what an oil filter relocation kit would cost if it were specifically packaged for the Buell motor.
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