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I have a question. I was changing the oil filter on my'77 GL1000for the first time and put in the new filter like the old one came out. After I had tightened up everything, I went inside and looked at my manual online only to find that there is a spring that goes between the filter and the cover. It looked like it was about 1 1/2 inches tall and about 1/1/2 inches across. Is this a necessary part? The bike has been run a long time before I changed the oil. I started it up last night and it seems to run fine. What is this spring's actual function?

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I have a question. I was changing the oil filter on my'77 GL1000for the first time and put in the new filter like the old one came out. After I had tightened up everything, I went inside and looked at my manual online only to find that there is a spring that goes between the filter and the cover. It looked like it was about 1 1/2 inches tall and about 1/1/2 inches across. Is this a necessary part? The bike has been run a long time before I changed the oil. I started it up last night and it seems to run fine. What is this spring's actual function?

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Everrett, yes it is needed or the filter doesn't work as intended.. Without the spring it allows some of the dirty oil to by-pass the filter..

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the spring holds the filter element tight against the engine.... this causes the oil to go through the filter allowing it to be cleaned of debris

at start -up the cold thick oil pushes the filter ellement away from the engine allowing the oil to BYPASS the filter element, but allows for better oil flow with the cold engine, when the oil warms and thins, the spring pushes the filter back againts the engine, causing the oil to flow through the element and be filtered

by taking out the spring, you essentially are running your engine without any filter element in place
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Twisty and Roger, I figured that anything on the bike that shows it to be stock would need to be there for a reason and that is why I asked. It looks like I will be doing another oil change here as soon as I source a spring . (I'llstart looking tomorrow) Thanks for the help guys. I really appreciate it.

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Twisty and Roger, I figured that anything on the bike that shows it to be stock would need to be there for a reason and that is why I asked. It looks like I will be doing another oil change here as soon as I source a spring . (I'llstart looking tomorrow) Thanks for the help guys. I really appreciate it.

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Everrett, don't forget there is also a washer that goes between the spring & oil filter element (keeps the spring from burrowing through the filter end)..

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Try partsnmore.com. They have the washer for sure and the spring I believe. I lost the washer once and ya know, that old oil sure can hide some parts!

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I beleive the parts are still available from mother-honda.... while I usually use the net to get parts (cheaper), these would not be expensive and so I would tend to just go to the local dealer... even though that means putting up with the pimpley adolescent who is only interested in crotch rockets (and that is the female behind the counter)
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I beleive the parts are still available from mother-honda.... while I usually use the net to get parts (cheaper), these would not be expensive and so I would tend to just go to the local dealer... even though that means putting up with the pimpley adolescent who is only interested in crotch rockets (and that is the female behind the counter)
Dang it sounds like you have been to "Honda of Norfolk"!!!! Just kidding Linda and Paul there try very hard to take good care of me. I think they have my phone number memorized!!

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Rescuer, I found their site and ordered 35 dollars worth of stuff (minimum) so I could get the washer and spring. I ended up getting a few more filters, a magnetic oil pan bolt ( which just dawned on me that I can't use because I am using an aftermarket dipstick), the spring and washer I need, and a set of exhaust o rings.

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You bet, glad I could help.

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