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#1 Jomac

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:09 AM

The oil filter on my car is a spin on Fram PH 4883 which is about 6" long. I have renewed with the same Fram filter type during my ownership as one was fitted when I purchased the car 4 years ago. At the time of purchase, in with all the bits and pieces, there was a Fram PH 2964 which is about 3" long. My question is, in what circumstances would you fit a 6" filter or a 3" filter?

 

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#2 TR5tar

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

Six inches is always better than 3, I'd say!

 

I can't think of a reason to fit a shorter filter, other than perhaps if space is limited. More knowledgeable people than me will be able to give a definite answer I'm sure. 

 

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#3 Jomac

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:32 AM

The 6" was 'in the way' when I had to change the clutch slave cylinder - but it was possible

 

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#4 Nigel Triumph

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

I assume this is a spin-on canister type, not the original disposable element

 

If you want a shorter filter, try Unipart GFE180. There are probably plenty of alternatives from other manufacturers but I don't have the cross references. With a shorter filter, naturally there's less filtration area inside, so regular filter changes are even more important.

 

 

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#5 MikeThomas

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:01 AM

I would have thought any bloke would have opted for a six inch one over a three inch, every time..... :D


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#6 Rem18

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:32 PM

I have the oil cooler version(should be same)

Fram ph2895

Knecht OC47

Bosch p3101

Mann W723/3

But to be honest I started out looking for a filter to fit a Porsche 924 that should be all you need.

I use the long but have it mounted at 45* so its not too long and still doesnt drain (albeit these filters have not return valve)

T


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#7 Rem18

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

Well talking about this.

I am just doing an oil change and trying to lean under car I am again having trouble removing the spin on due to absolutely no space to fit a ring or chain type remover as its between sump and chassis (I also have the oil cooler adapter). Does anyone know of like a cup shaped one with a hex nut on the end where you could  protrude it a bit?

25 years of always having this problem is making me a bit fed up...


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#8 Rem18

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:30 AM

Since managed it in the end..

However Just saw these. http://www.ebay.com/...l-filter-wrench


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#9 Rem18

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Found a whole set of cup shaped filter wrenches so sorted now...
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:47 AM

There is a lot spoken about filter sizes.

 

The original factory oil cooler kit used a replaceable oil filter element (GFE138) that was almost half the depth of an original. (GFE131)  It came from GT6 I think, where the filter would have clouted the chassis if any deeper.

https://www.moss-eur...inal-tr5-6.html

 

Now, what would Triumph have known about filter size for their own engines?

 

Peter W

 

PS If any one is interested I think I still have a NOS 151870 adaptor for the filter bolt  and a NOS 214372 13 row aluminium oil radiator somewhere.


Edited by BlueTR3A-5EKT, 28 April 2018 - 11:47 AM.

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