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Should You Replace the Oil Filter at Each Oil Change on an ATC 250R

stanoo1

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Should You Replace the Oil Filter at Each Oil Change on an ATC 250R?

I have heard from another trike owner that you don't always need to replace your oil filter during oil changes. So should you replace the oil filter at each oil change or not?

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Re: Should You Replace the Oil Filter at Each Oil Change on an ATC 250R
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 11:52:03 AM »
This is a judgement call if you ask me. If you just got your ATC, then I would freshen the oil filter and oil, then you know what you have.

For future oil changes, I don't think it is necessary to replace the filter at each oil change but you can always take it out and check it out.

You can find them on ebay for 10 or 15 bucks so you can always put one on the shelf. Pull it out, if it looks good, put it back in for another round.

Also, I know it is never recommended that you try to clean the oil filter on a Honda ATC or any all terrain cycle for that matter. So don't get any ideas about cleaning a used oil filter...
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Re: Should You Replace the Oil Filter at Each Oil Change on an ATC 250R
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 06:39:12 AM »
I have never personally changed to filter on each oil change. I have always changed it every second time. This was always my system and it seemed to work fine for me. Save yourself some cash and change the filter every second oil change.

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Re: Should You Replace the Oil Filter at Each Oil Change on an ATC 250R
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 05:25:04 AM »
Replace filter on every 2nd oil change. That is an acceptable practice. Unless you remove the filter and see that it is visibly dirty, there is no reason to change it unless it makes you feel better.