- Feb 15, 2010
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- Fredericton, NB
I've used the higher grade Fram filters a couple of times and didn't have an issue with fitment or leaks. Same with Wix filters and never an issue with the Mobil 1 filters. It has been a couple of years so perhaps Fram has changed their design. I will definitely have a good look at the baseplate before I get another one - or any other filter, for that matter.BUT!! Either of the above, and possibly any available aftermarket filter, won't fit the FJR as is.
Yup. As well as Fram's motorcycle-specific crap filters like the PH6017A (I think that is the one that is supposed to fit the FJR).Stay away from the lower grade PH7317
For anyone looking at automotive filters for your FJR and if you don't have the modified union bolt, look at the photo, below. The Bosch 3323 filter on the right has the original "concave" baseplate - this style works without leakage. The one on the left has the "convex" baseplate and the plate will make contact with the flange of the union bolt before the gasket makes sufficient contact. This one WILL leak (eventually, if not immediately). Check every time - don't assume because they were always OK in the past that they will continue to be OK. (Neither Bosch nor Purolator announced any redesign and, as far as I know, have never responded to questions or complaints.)