Join Date: Jun 2018
Fresh Oil Filter Change absolutely necessary?
I got a Question....
On Saturday, I've did a complete Oil Change on my 2001 V-Star Classic. I changed the Oil Filter also and have used 2,8L semi-synthetic 10W40 Oil. After i have driven about 100km now, I find the gear Shift not as smooth as it used to be, when the Engine is warm. It is some kinde of "fuddely" to find the "neutral" Position.
So i decided to do another Oil Change and switch to mineral Oil 20W50 as it is often recommended for the V-Star.
The Question is, is another Oil Filter Change absolutely necessary then? Because I've filled in 2,8L semi synthetic Oil 10/40 and without a Filter Change a would replace only 2,6L mineral Oil in 20W50. At least I won't go down on 5,- Bucks for another Oil Filter.
What do you say/recommend?