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V8 oil filter conversion

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Big Col » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:10 pm

Is that because you live in Cheshire Graham :D Try your nearest Andrew Page or eurocar parts for a better price.
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:20 am

:D
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by PatrickDixon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:42 pm

Stupid question I'm sure, but I'm not finding it easy to fit the kit I bought some time ago for my V8 saloon. I can't remove the 'anchor insert' from the 'filter head' which appears to be screwed in tight, access is poor and there's no room to get any leverage. Any hints? I assume it's a normal thread?

Thanks.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:17 pm

Hello,

Yes it is normal thread and some come away easily whilst others put up a fight.

May be worth tightening, which goes against the grain logically, but quite often this can assist.

The other option is remove the filter head and bench work it, which will give you better access and leverage.

Hopefully, it has not been previously cross thread althoug I doubt that.

Removing the housing from the car may be the simplest and quickest option.

Good luck.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by PatrickDixon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Thanks Richard.

Not sure removing the filter head is simple either - looks like it would require removing the manifold and exhaust downpipe just to get access to the bolts!

What tool would you use to loosen or tighten it? I have lent on it with a 9" screwdriver though the hole, and bent the screwdriver, but can't get any more leverage with the room available.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:28 pm

Mmmm, that is in tight - almost too tight to be correct.

The hole will need to be occupied by the widest possible piece of metal rod with absolute minimal slack - the more metal in the hole the better the chance of ensuring all your energy is transferred to the rod without bending which in turn places more pressure on the "anchor insert".

If you have any Plus Gas to hand, it will be worth spraying that against the thread a few times and letting it soak in. WD40 will be a poor second but if no Plus Gas, it is better than nothing.

A friend of mine had a similar issue recently. I will ask him what he used and get back to you tomorrow - hopefully you will have had a result by then.

Regards.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by grahamemmett » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:54 pm

Mine has just arrived
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(Although not fir a V8, mines a DB18)
No idea why it’s sideways
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:00 am

That's Windows 10 for you Graham, if that is your current programme !!

Am I correct in saying that the installation sheet also states a selection of spin-on filters that can be used ??

It looks as though you have a Mann 916/1 which is the same type used on the V8-250 saloon and certainly on mine.

Best wishes.

Richard.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by Sonus » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:51 pm

Due to the very tight space in my TVR I made a special tool out of threaded rod that looked like a ?. On the bottom I threaded to nuts against each other tight and welded them to the ?. I then hooked the top of the ? through the hole and used a breaker bar with a corresponding socket on the nuts. It took a sharp hard tug on the breaker bar to loosen it.

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:41 pm

Hello Patrick,

Spoke with my colleague about his tussle with the anchor insert.

In the end, he used a 3/8" extension bar through the anchor hole and then with another bar he used that to sit on against the extension bar in the hole and whack it with a club hammer - it took a few attempts but it did give in the end.

His other 2x pending options were:

1- a 12 star or similar socket of 21mm size to wedge over the anchor by tapping it in to situ and then use a breaker bar to apply the torque needed make the insert shift. He says he tried an Imperial socket but not snug enough, hence the metric socket;

2- screw a threaded bolt in to the insert, secure with a small spot weld and then set a socket on to the bolt, again using the breaker bar doing what it does best !!

The suggestion that Sonus has provided is another good alternative; just depends what tooling you have to hand.

Hope that assists ??

Regards.

Richard.

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