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Remove your Factory installed OIL FILTER!
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Wow, have about 1k miles on my VV 2022 always do a oil change like most other new trikes n bikes.  Gets rid of any assembly dirt, machining dust, assembly lube. And I have no idea what oil they put in. So I do it just for practice. Read on.....

In any case, Stated on the filter it says use PF64 AC DELCO.  I go get one and a wrench to fit it.

Turns out the wrench that fits the PF64 does not fit what's on there!!!  I have at least 7 dedicated  oil filter wrenches nothing fit the original! 

The original mounted has no numbers on it has 15 flutes on it. Nothing I had fit the original nicely, has to use a universal.

That old filter was torqued on so hard, it took over 200 lbs. to get it off. Thank GOD, I was in my garage with every tool available. took several hours to do an oil change, rather than few mins.   Was a 15mm drain bolt that was a bit tight also uses a silicon rubber washer.  Lubed and Hand tightened new filter. this filter looks little fatter and deeper. 

In any case, try to get that bugger off where tools are available as opposed to a car n coffee event.  Found more loose fasteners and used RIVNUTS for hood. They work wonderful after you get them aligned. I used the tool after hood was on to snug them at perfect spot for no rattles. 

FRESH oil is wonderful!!! new filter!!  Now I know everything it torqued to perfection and known oil type brand.  SMOOOOTH! 

Also lubed every hiem joint and ball joints as they squeaked over every divot or sewer lid. Just an FYI

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(08-07-2022, 04:38 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  Also lubed every hiem joint and ball joints as they squeaked over every divot or sewer lid. Just an FYI

Glad you got the oil filter off.  That sounds stressful for a simple oil change!  I'm not sure what a Rivnut is- I'll have to look into them.
How did you lubricate the heim joints?  They are all sealed on my VV, so I spray a bit of silicone oil on them.  Not sure it does much.
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Riv nut is a rivet nut uses tool like for pop rivet. Perfect if you cant reach back of things to hold a nut.

And yes the capillary action on all pivots and heims wicks it in there, and moves freely. Oil seems to wash out after 1 car wash.  Trying WD Gel lube, seems to be holding up


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(08-16-2022, 09:17 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  Riv nut is a rivet nut uses tool like for pop rivet. Perfect if you cant reach back of things to hold a nut.

And yes the capillary action on all pivots and heims wicks it in there, and moves freely. Oil seems to wash out after 1 car wash.  Trying WD Gel lube, seems to be holding up
Thanks-  The rivet nut looks interesting.  Is a sleeve on the outside of the threaded portion?  From the pictures, it looks like the tool pulls on the inside threads and maybe mashes an outer sleeve to form the rivet.  It looks like a more substantial fitting than something like a Dzus nut.
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You got it!!! Once slightly tightened on the added washer i put on. I put the hood in place and gave it an extra squish. Holes lined up perfectly. Going to use same method for speaker install as you cant reach in there for a nut if you put larger speakers in there and crank them down
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Great! Thank you for the information and for the idea of using a different fastener.
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