We have, unfortunately, encountered a slight fitment problem with the Filtrex OIF032 oil filter in some Aprilia 1000cc motorcycles!
We have removed the Filtrex OIF032 filter from sale on our website and in our shop and have replaced it with the Hiflo HF152 filter.
The OIF032 filter is a paper element, aftermarket replacement filter for the genuine Aprilia OEM part #0256187.
The filter should be 74mm long and 56mm wide.
The filter is also supposed to be the same dimensions and fitment as the Hiflo HF152, K&N KN-152 and the Champion X312 oil filters.
Front view of the Filtrex OIF032 and Hiflo HF152 filters side by side
Back view of the Filtrex OIF032 and Hiflo HF152 filters side by side
Although the 2 filters above look similar sizes, the OIF032 filter is slightly longer then the Hiflo filter (which is a bit more obvious in the pic below).
The visible height difference between the 2 filters
This height difference (of approx 0.5mm) between the Filtrex and Hiflo filters means the Filtrex filter doesn’t fit inside some 1000cc engined Aprilia motorcycle oil filter casings.
This problem is possibly also slightly worsened by the solid metal case and top on the Filtrex filter which means there’s no ‘give’ in the filter when it’s in the casing (as opposed to the Hiflo filter that has a hard, rubber top that will have a little bit of give in it).
Pictures showing the total length of the 2 filters:
Total length of the Filtrex OIF032 oil filter (74.5mm)
Total length of the Hiflo HF152 oil filter (74mm)
Pictures showing the length of the bodies of the 2 filters:
Body length (excluding the cap) of the Filtrex OIF032 oil filter (70.6mm)
Body length of the Hiflo HF152 oil filter (excluding the end cap) (69.5mm)
We have removed the filter from our stock and will be supplying the Hiflo HF152 filter in it’s place.
We would like to apologise to anyone that has purchased on of these filters from us and had problems fitting it.
If you have had problems with the filter you purchased from us please Contact Us so we can send you a replacement filter.
Please note – This problem doesn’t seem to effect all 1000cc Aprilia engined bikes…