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    Oil Filter R80RT '86

    I've been changing the oil and filter on my R80RT for a number of years but there seems to be a change in the newest oil filter. The bike calls for the hinged filter - no problem. The filter can go in either end first. This time, however, the new filter has the normal black rubber on one end, but the other end is just the aluminum end with hole -- no black rubber like the past filters. The one I am taking out as all the previous ones have the black rubber of both ends of the filter.

    Has there been a change in filters? The part number is the same on the old and new filters.

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    I wouldn't think there's been a change if you got the same part number for the same bike. Maybe it's just a QA problem and the new one just happened to be missing the o-ring. I'd ask questions from where I got it to be sure I get the right part.
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    I'd return it assuming it's defective. You need the quad rings at both ends.
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    Unhappy oil filter

    perhaps it s a oil cooler type? either way i would not use it ! .hope this assists Jimmy

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    You have the filter that is for a bike with a oil cooler.
    The filter with the rubber at both ends is for a non oil cooler bike.

    See the pics at the beemer boneyard site.

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/oilfilters.html

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    I'm a little confused in that he said that the part numbers are the same on the old and new filters. If the old filter was a non-cooler filter, what is the new filter? Not to say that the parts people didn't make a mistake somewhere.

    The non-cooler filter should be about 119mm long (when the two halves are stacked together), part number 11 42 1 337 570; while the cooler filter should be about 134mm long, part number 11 42 1 337 575.
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    Oil Filter - R80RT -- it's fixed!

    Thanks for all the help and good suggestions. They did give me the oil cooler type -- the correct part in in the mail. All is well.

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