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Old 07-03-2011, 07:12 PM
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i been looking into getting an oil filter for my gf FXR3 .The dealer said i needed The 63798-99 filter but isn't that for for a TC. The 63796-77A would be for evo ? i need the crome one .. not sure witch is correct .. also what would be correct # if i went with a K&N filtor for the 1999 FXR3 ?

also would would mobil-v-tin oil be ok or stick with moco dino oil
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Filters and oil are a religious discussion.

I use Genuine OEM Toyota oil filters for a 22R motor, as found in, say, a 1986 Toyota Truck, 4 cylinder non-turbo. $5 and a top grade filter. And it's even black. I trust Toyota a lot more than I trust any other filter maker, but K&N is usually good stuff, as is Wix. I've been using filters for 22R motors for the past 80K miles, except for maybe 3 HD or "made for HD" aftermarket filters.

My Evo doesn't like synthetic oil. A lot of other people's bikes don't either. I stick with the Moco dino oil. My bike likes that fine. You do what you want, of course, but you're asking.
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Yes; My 99 Softail Manual says it takes the same filter as the later Twin Cams. If you look on the Harley web site under filters, it says the same thing. It also says that you can run the later filter for older bikes as an upgrade. I have used both, but right now I am running the older filter that is listed for EVO's up through 98.

I am with the Dr. above. I run Castrol GTX 20-50 in my EVO. I ran Mobil-1 Vtwin 20-50 for a couple of thousand miles, and I liked it fine, but my base gaskets started to weep. I changed it back to dino, and it quit seeping. I have 30,000 miles on mine on the Castrol oil, and have no leaks. I have also run Harley dino with no problems.
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I use K&N's on my bikes. The correct one for an Evo is a 170C. The Twin Cam takes the 171C. JP Cycles sells a private label filter with the nut on the end that I'm positive is just a repackaged K&N. I did an oil change yesterday on my FXR and was able to compare the K&N and JP Cycles filter and they are absolutely identical.
FWIW, I run Castrol 20-50 High Mileage in my Evo. It has a little more zinc in it than most other oils.
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We had a lengthy debate about filters some while ago! Here it is, but there are also other threads worth a look through. You'll be pretty drained by the time you get through them all!
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I could never figure out why Harley changed to the hi micron filter in the EVO's in 99. All of the EVO's up through 98 took the early standard micron filter. I do not think any thing in the engine had changed that much. That is why I am running the older EVO filter in my 99, although I did run the later one once without problems, and it should be alright, as that is what the 99's came out with.
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I LOOKED FOR THE K&N 170B OR 170C For evos on the autozone web site they didn't list it but cross refrenced this on made buy champion .
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Part Number:V3614Weight:0.01 lbsOEM Brand:K&NManufacturer:Champion Laboratories, Inc.Outside Diameter:2.970 in. (75 mm.)Inside Diameter:3/4 in. - 16 threadHeight:3.400 in. (86 mm.)Anti-Drain Back Valve:YesBy Pass Valve:YesShipping Information:Overnight and Two Day shipping are not available for PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses
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anyone know who carrys k&n 170 filters ,auto zone has 171-c for twin cams
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FWIW I am also a K&N filter guy and as for oil.....I like Valvoline VR-1, it has more ZddP and is made for the older engines. Being air cooled and living in cali....I run 20-60 most of the time.
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I get my K&N's from Advanced Auto Parts. Don't know if they exist over where you are. You could always get them on their website. They ship fast. I'll bet if you ordered today you cold have them by the weekend.
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