Two Wheeled Warlord
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Salmon Arm, B.C.
Rep Power: 1
The word, thanks to Mr Staab over on ROGUE.
People have freaked out when they saw my bluey, "that's a marine filter"!
The 00 motor can see a higher oil flow to the filter at high rpm than the 01/02 motor. Honda changed the internal oil pressure relief valve inside the engine in 01. The purpose of the valve inside the oil filter is to open in case the filter becomes clogged allowing oil to bypass the filter media. All engines are rated at 63 psi at 5000 rpm at the filter. The black filter works on the 00 motor. At sustained high rpm's, such as on the race track the black filter may bypass some oil. This will not harm the engine. All filters with bypass valves will bypass some oil under certain conditions such as start up in very cold weather. The internal engine bypass valve can open under certain conditions completly bypassing the oil filer.
The net is if you have blue filters available run the blue filter on the 00 engine, black filters on 01-03.