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Finding the right oil filter - R80/7

dachuster

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Just got my hands on a 1978 R80/7. I'm new to bike repairs as a whole but am committed to refreshing this bike and am a bit confused on the different part numbers for the oil filters

I have been searching through the Clymer BMW manual and the part number for the oil filter is 11 42 12 53 919. I looked around and found that this filter is NLA.

So I then found microfiche diagrams to help find the right one. I see there is an oil filter and oil filter oil cooler? Does it matter?

I also see here http://largiader.com/tech/filters/ that there are a few different part numbers...

To add to my confusion Max BMW diagrams also have a few different part numbers.

Looking for just a bit of help here
 
The main point of confusion which may seem a bit silly... how do I know if my R80 has an oil cooler or if I need the oil cooler variant of the oil filter?
 
Based on your photo, it does not appear that you have an oil cooler. If you had an oil cooler, you’d see hoses attached to the filter cover.
 
Just got my hands on a 1978 R80/7. I'm new to bike repairs as a whole but am committed to refreshing this bike and am a bit confused on the different part numbers for the oil filters

I have been searching through the Clymer BMW manual and the part number for the oil filter is 11 42 12 53 919. I looked around and found that this filter is NLA.

So I then found microfiche diagrams to help find the right one. I see there is an oil filter and oil filter oil cooler? Does it matter?

I also see here http://largiader.com/tech/filters/ that there are a few different part numbers...

To add to my confusion Max BMW diagrams also have a few different part numbers.

Looking for just a bit of help here
Anton’s site ha# a good explanation on the filters, and more importantly a good explanation of how to properly measure and calculate the shimming necessary to avoid the “$2000 o-ring” issue on airheads. Snowbum’s site also has a lengthy discussion on oil filters and oil change procedures. Both are good resources for learning the ins and outs of airhead filter maintenance.

Your R80/7 did not come with an oil cooler but it’s possible a previous owner may have added one. Examination of the oil filter cover will reveal presence/absence of a filter as per the photos on Anton’s site. The hinged non-cooler filters are preferred by many as they seem less susceptible than the straight filters to collapse from increased pressure brought on by cold temps.

Best,
DeVern
 
There are really only two filters: short and long. Cooler (with or without thermostat) takes long, non-cooler (recessed or flat) takes short. Filters have been made in hinged and straight versions but a) they're interchangeable as long as you can get them into place, and b) the straight ones aren't always available. Just buy the hinged ones, part numbers end in 570 (short) and 575 (long).
 
There are really only two filters: short and long. Cooler (with or without thermostat) takes long, non-cooler (recessed or flat) takes short. Filters have been made in hinged and straight versions but a) they're interchangeable as long as you can get them into place, and b) the straight ones aren't always available. Just buy the hinged ones, part numbers end in 570 (short) and 575 (long).
Got it, I checked and I have a recessed cover. And since its non-cooler I got this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068OC1EK?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Edit: I believe I needed part number 11 00 9 056 145 based on Anton's site
 
The part number that Anton's lists is for a kit which includes the filter and other essential parts. The Amazon site shows what is also the kit. But you might want to keep your business in the "family". Check Euro Motoelectrics (EME) site for the 145 "kit" and it appears to be cheaper:

 
Those filters are also available from Beemer Boneyard, an active supporter of BMWMOA who offers great service as well. There is a code in the Owners News magazine that’s good for a 10% discount at BB.

Best,
DeVern
 
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