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Old 01-15-07, 01:02 PM   #1
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random question..

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How important is it to clean out the basket mesh filter when changing the oil on a Ducati?

I'm looking for an excuse not to do it..
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Old 01-15-07, 01:05 PM   #2
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Not important at all if you dont mind restricted & contaminated oil flow. Is it really that big of a PITA?
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Old 01-15-07, 01:10 PM   #3
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Do it. Short cuts now will invariably lead to lightness in the wallet later.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:24 PM   #4
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Do it. Short cuts now will invariably lead to lightness in the wallet later.
Agreed! I had an engine rebuilt and it blew within 100 miles because the d...head mechanic couldn't be bothered to put a new "sock" on the oil sump pickup for the oil pump. It took a lawsuit to get it made right and a year of hassle. I paid someone else and got a dumbass. I rebuilt it the second time myself! The engine was running fine 10 years later when I sold the truck!
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Old 01-15-07, 01:26 PM   #5
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Do it. Short cuts now will invariably lead to lightness in the wallet later.
good point..

Not really that big of a pain, i don't guess.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:57 PM   #6
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As one with years of experience wrenching on vehicles of my own and friends (a shade-tree mechanic, if you will), I can tell you that when it comes to maintenance, it's not uncommon for a dollar saved now to be fifty spent later.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:59 PM   #7
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That which you don't do today will eventually cost you more time and money later.
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