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I changed my oil yesterday and realized this morning that I forgot to put in the little spring that goes in front of the oil filter. Wondering if that will be a problem.

This was not a normal oil change and I got plenty frustrated. Apparently I used gorilla glue, or the Hulk, to put the oil filter cover on the last time. Could not get the cover off; had to actually cut off the bolt with my saws-all. I have a couple of others so I just put one of them on. Then I missed the putting in the spring. Jeez.

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The spring is there to get a good filter seal. It should go back in.

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I think flow could possibly be impeded as well, since the filter itself and the holes in the return tube won't line up. I'd pull the filter and put the danged spring in. Might take, what, 15 minutes? (including recyling the oil drained into a clean container).

Also, it doesn't take a lot of torque to get that big fat oring to seal. The size of the bolt head (12mm?) should give an indication of needed torque...or the manual.

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I'm going to put the spring back in this evening. Don't have a clue why the bolt was so tight. I tend to leave them light at times. You do that when you have broken off a couple bolts. The torque wrench is my friend these days. thanks guys

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That 12mm bolt head seems to have been a problem for more than just you, (and me.)

They make one with a 19mm acorn head, I put one on my bike and ain't had a problem since.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB750-GL ... 7373!US!-1

Here's a better one, at a better price.

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Me too. I’ve had that bolt be a mother to loosen. The bigger bolt head looks like a worthwhile upgrade.

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I thought I heard that Honda went from 17 to 12mm on that bolt for exactly this reason. Folks were honking down on the larger bolt too much and bad stuff was happening. The smaller 12mm was to send the message of needing less torque.

Or maybe I dreamt it...

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/OIL-FILTER-BOL ... 7373!US!-1

I dunno, I think I heard the same rumor but this is a bolt guaranteed to be from a 1975 GL1000 and it sure looks like a 12mm head to me.

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I never knew I had an aftermarket oil filter bolt. Its bigger than 19mm and I have to use an adjustable wrench on it. Learn sumthin new every day.

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I think flow could possibly be impeded as well, since the filter itself and the holes in the return tube won't line up. I'd pull the filter and put the danged spring in. Might take, what, 15 minutes? (including recyling the oil drained into a clean container).

Also, it doesn't take a lot of torque to get that big fat oring to seal. The size of the bolt head (12mm?) should give an indication of needed torque...or the manual.


Desertrefugee is correct in both his posts, for starters your friendly local mechanic, if you're lucky enough to have one, (I'm not.)

He'll tell you, hand tight and an 1/8th to a 1/4 of a turn, now that of course is for the cartridge type but, why should ours be any different?

It's my personal opinion that the GW design with the bolt, has left the torque, up to us.

And that's why we continually mess up.

Also, I use an 1 & 1/16" socket for mine, that's about 27mm and another reason to be careful with the torque.

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