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UFI OEM Oil Filter - 80mm 8-Flute Wrench Impossible to Find

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by Bonaventure, Oct 14, 2017.

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    Bonaventure Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have in hand a new oem oil filter UFI #30.15.30.00 2328700 which I bought for the 1st service. It has 8 flutes and measures 79 or so mm width. I'm finding plenty of 80mm filter cap wrenches for 15-flute but zero for 8-flute jobs.

    What next?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    You really don't want to use the 8 flute, they are the old style and prone to leaking. I do recommend the Bosch 3330 filter. A BMW motorcycle filter wrench for an R series oil head (1100 and 1150s) is a perfect fit for this filter since Bosch makes the filters for BMW, BTW, on install I coat the seal with grease and torque to 15 Nm.
     
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    Bonaventure Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Too late :sweating:

    Ordered an OEM filter from Harper Moto Guzzi last week and that's what was sent. On the upside, after an exhaustive online search I found a cap wrench for it:

    Found: "CTA Tools A263 Oil Filter Wrench 76mm 3/8" Drive - Cap Style, 8 Flutes" -- Also described as "CTA Tools A263 Cap-Oil Filter Wrench-76mm/Jee"

    eBay for the win: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400243114612 $6.94usd to my door next week.

    Sold by JB Tools in Wisconsin, the above is their eBay store. https://www.jbtoolsales.com/cta-tools-a263-cap-oil-filter-wrench-76mm-jee/
     
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    I will echo johns post. The 8 flute are prone to leaking so just keep an eye out on it. Also make sure you oil the gasket when you put it on as they also stuck.

    If you order the MG part number you get an 8 flute UFI filter in an MG box. If you order a UFI filter for the Stelvio you get a the better 14 flute. Go figure.

    I have always used the HiFlo one but to each is own. They are readily available for me and fit the 14 flute wrench the UFI uses.
     
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    Probably should've asked here prior to buying. The filter is stamped on top in yellow font "Tunisia 13/05/16", i.e. manufactured May 13, 2016. I loathe the prospect of it leaking, but.... the factory installed one is the same 8 flute and it's not leaking so maybe they've improved them? Or... maybe the factory has it muscled on super tight. I shall find out in several days ...
     
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    John Warner Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    You could drop the Sump Pan off if all else fails, just make sure you have a spare Gasket to hand.
    Easy enough to make one of course.
    SumpGasket.jpg
    Piece of Gasket Paper (or thick Craft Paper), Scalpel, and a decent Hole Punch . . . and some patience.

    Filter is nicely accessible with the Sump off . . .
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    It would be difficult to drop the sump with the oil filter in place. You would need a very long Allen socket to get to them. The filter still being there would make access tricky.
     
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    John Warner Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    AllenKeySet.jpg

    Or . . .
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    as I recall I found the right wrench at auto zone and they have a 2 or 3 finger version of the one John recommended that I think worked.
    I used the Bosch 3340 it's a bit longer and eliminates future problems. and yes through the uni away.
     
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    Bonaventure Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Found a 76mm 8-Flute cap wrench @ JB Tool Sales's (Wisconsin) eBay store for $6.94 shipped. Should arrive on Thursday. Unless the UFI 2328700 leaks badly I'm just going to keep using them.
     

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