Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

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Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by Fluffy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:47 pm

Can anyone supply a adaptor to connect a -10 on the oulet/inlet (bottom conection) of the oil filter housing. I have been supplied one by Earls but it bottoms out and the washer is moving and I'm sure it won't seal.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by JDS » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:46 pm

All the ones I have tried have done the same. We normally machine off a thread at a time, until the washer touches the housing. Not had one leak yet.

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by Fluffy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:33 pm

Thanks for that, do you manage to get a socket on it or do you manage to get a spanner on it? It doesn't seem to be the easiest thing to do up and undo.

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by JDS » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:57 pm

No, they're a complete pain in the bum!!

Have just about managed to get a socket on them in the past, think they are 27mm from memory, as I have a really thin walled one just for them.

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by pete757 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:36 am

And whilst you are at it, don't get too heavy handed unscrewing and re-fitting the oil filter. The housing has a design weak spot that can lead to a hairline crack that then allows an annoying drip of oil! On my first Exige S1, I eventually had to eventually remove the entire assembly and had the crack welded which strengthened it and stopped the leak!

Wonder if anyone else has had this problem?

Cheers,

Pete. :)

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by Muu » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:30 am

ditto with the thinkauto top hats, stripped the threads off one when it touched the block before sealed. Had to machine 3mm off the end to get it to seat.

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Re: Oil filter housing bottom outlet to oil cooler.

Post by Fluffy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Thank to everyone for your help, every job on this car seems to be a pain so far but it's getting there.

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