Originally Posted by NICK56
ON THE SUBJECT OF OIL FILTERS .... OCT 2013 .. lifter clatter on my 2012 FLTRU. Dealer cuts the non hd oil filter apart and sends pix to milw.. HD denies my warranty the claim due to .. u guessed it, NON HD OIL FILTER. BE CAREFUL ALL OF YOU NON HD OIL FILTER USERS ! TRUE STORY, I SWEAR! JUST HAPPENED TO ME !!!!!
HD requires a 5 micron filter for the Twin Cam. MagnussenMoss Act, as long as it meets or exceeds the MFRs specs, it is valid, and they can't deny your claim.
If you used a filter that doesn't meet their requirements, they have every right to deny your claim. There are varying filtration rates for filters. However, I find it hard to believe that they could determine the filtration rate of the filter, just by a picture of the inside. But, what do I know.
So, do tell what filter you where using.
Information regarding microns etc is all over the place regarding the filters, as well as the bypass.
My 2 pennies, if an engine is new, and or under warranty, stick with the HD filter(Twin Cam at least). It'll avoid having to fight them. Plus, it's cheap. 10 bucks or so from HD. The K&N from my local Indy is $15.
I usually run the K&N on my Evo. I ran the Ford K&N (more oil capacity) oil filter(auto) on my Buell, and the Smaller Ford K&N on my last sporty. Many miles on both of those with no issues.
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