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K&N oil filter.

« on: July 23, 2018, 06:32:34 PM »
A bad day turned to horrible, started by the failure of a K&N oil filter housing seal.
The filter was one sent to a customer to replace one he purchased previously, recalled due to a seal failure issue!
Sadly the replacement failed in a similar manner. The rider smelled burning oil whilst stationary and switched off the engine.
He found the oil filter seal leaking oil onto the header pipes of his VFR800. AA sent out a contractor to collect the bike.
The riders day got worse. The contractor tried to secure the bike on the centre stand, with disastrous consequences a few miles down the road.
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Re: K&N oil filter.

« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 08:21:04 AM »
it happened to me, well the AA contractor bit

They were neither sensible, nor helpful, I asked for a small sum to cover the damage to buy second hand parts to fit myself and they  wone prizrs for not helping

Get the rider to go for a full garage repair, with nrw parts

Small claims court is cheap if the worst comes to it, and consider the Insurance ombudsman cos the AA is an insurance as I understand it

I dont think I could ever be tempted to go back to the AA

Old BMW rider from North Manchester


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