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V8 oil filter conversion

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by heh101353 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:32 pm

Still digging around for the differences which trigger those two variants of the adaptor kit. It appears that there are no differences between the saloon and the SP250 block concerning the physical attachment . The only difference I found is the angle of the filter assembly with respect to the block that differs.
Anyways, I will drop an email to the Flexolite guys and ask their advice.
@Richard: thanks again.

Hans

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:07 pm

Hello Andy,

If you get your oil filter conversion adaptor from Flexolite they will supply you with a filter as part of the product you purchase. In addition with the fitting guidelines there will be a list of other filter options to suit your vehicle.

It is likely you will receive a Mann filter which is an excellent choice.

For additional filters I would use Euro Car Parts - cheaper and free p&p OR eBay is also a good source - once you know your filter reference number, the rest is very straight forward.

Halfords are clueless about most things, they cannot think outside the box unless the car is less than ten years old and you have a registartion number - even then it's a leap of faith to get a result. In essence, give the company a miss.

Hope that assists ??

Regards.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Phillmore » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 am

Yes thank you Richard, very informative. I generally like to keep everything original on my old cars but the oil filter change is a fiddly messy job and I'm very tempted to go with the spin on adaptor.
Andy

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:59 am

Hello Andy,

I'm all for original and with you on that, but if it makes the car safer or easier to work on then that gets my vote.

Any upgrade which can be reverted to original spec, if required, without issue also works for me.

Regards.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:37 pm

I’m glad I read this post. They do a spin on conversion for the DB18 for so I’ve ordered one.
I’ll let you know if it’s as simple as it looks to fit.
Graham Emmett
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Crossley Stephenson » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:43 am

Hi Graham,

Let me know how you go with this. I have a Flexolite conversion for my SS but haven't fitted it yet - the central post is rusted solid and can't be moved (to date). I have manufactured and fitted a spacer to avoid the necessity to disturb the distributor when changing filters. It occurs to me that because the SS (& DB18) oil filter is vertical one must ensure that the spin-on has an anti-drain valve so that when it is primed you don't make a mess when fitting it.

Cheers
Michael

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:26 am

Hello Michael,

It occurs to me that because the SS (& DB18) oil filter is vertical one must ensure that the spin-on has an anti-drain valve so that when it is primed you don't make a mess when fitting it.

I do not understand the above sentence.

Not knowing these cars, are you saying the filter is mounted upside down - as in the cannister thread hole faces the floor ??

If that is the case, you cannot pre-fill the filter with oil as you would do with the normal fitting - the oil will simply fall out of the cannister.

The anti-drain valve (ADV) only works once the filter is fitted and full with oil, it retains an amount of oil when the engine is switched off preventing all of it returning to the sump.

Any decent filter will have an ADV, some can actually have two valves.

The filters Flexolite provide, all have ADV's.

A number of Rootes vehicles have oil filters mounted in the "upside down" position. You can pour a small / tiny amount of oil in the filter so the fibre absorbs it to give you a head start but certainly cannot do more than that, let alone fill the cannister.

As the oil cannister is empty of oil when fitting new, starting the engine must be limited to minimum revs until the oil pump has filled the cannister and or the oil light is extinguished.

The above only applies to upside down filters.

Regards.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Warsash 2 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi
As regulars may know we are rebuilding Margaret's Dart engine. Whilst the engine was out I decided to clean up the engine bay. This included the removal of the remote oil filter, which was fitted some years ago. When I removed it a triangular lump of fibre glass came away with it. The car is an early one, it went in the factory as a Daimler and came out a Jaguar. The quality of the fibre glass is patchy so I would suggest that when fitting the remote filter on a fibre glass inner wing, you but a quite large metalplate on both sides of the fibre glass to take the strain of the removal of the filter.

Regards

Colin

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:32 pm

I made my own kit for my DB18 and a few other cars alone the way.
I don't see a need for an anti drain valve as the original filter didn't have one.
When trying to remove the vertical rod you must remove the filter housing casting from the block. Once removed you can unscrew the grub screw holding the rod secure.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by grahamemmett » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:26 pm

Ah! Grub screw... so Michael's may not be rusted solid but held fast by the grub screw......
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)

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