oil change

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my first time changing the oil on my klx 300 2000 model I found a spring in with the oil filter.what position does the spring go in. and how do you get it in that position.


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The spring goes in first, then the filter after it. I squeezed the last coil so it would grip the 4 nubs in the bottom of the housing. The service manual does not show the spring and the first time I changed the filter everything just came flying out, but it seems like it only works going in first. If I'm wrong somebody out there please set me straight!

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The same thing happened to me this past weekend! BOING!

I just searched the PlanetKLX email list and found a discussion on that very topic. Spring first - filter second. Some guys suggested putting a tiny bit of grease on the end of the spring to hold it in place.
Not sure if that's a good idea or not...

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#4
Dab of grease works fine or lay the bike on
its side But what i did was TOSS the spring
and put in a longer filter(less parts is good)

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