A Conversation for How to Change an Oil Filter

Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 1

Is mise Duncan

On many "classic" cars the oil filter is not the canister type but rather is a slightly larger thing with a bolt right the way through the middle. If you have one of these, then a spin off/ caniser filter converter is available - mine came from http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk - which means that you only have to remove the old type filter once smiley - winkeye


Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 2

Mu Beta

Yeah, I knew that actually. My next-door neighbour renovates classic cars (especially Messerschmidts for some reason - have you ever tried to buy spares for a 50-year-old German 2-seater? smiley - smiley)

I like to think I circumnavigated the oil-filter-type question without going into too much detail, although the editors obviously saw fit to put in a naff canister-filter blob picture anyway. smiley - smiley

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Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 3

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

Minis had the canister type in the early days, so I remember them well. I also remember banging a screwdriver through one to remove it before I realised it was a reusable canister type.....


Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 4

Mu Beta

Ah...the good old screwdriver removal trick. I had a real sod once on one of my old Metros. Just after I bought it, I gave it a going-over, and the oil filter hadn't been changed for years and had more-or-less welded itself on. I banged the screwdriver through, attached a large lever and still couldn't budge it. At that point I was getting a bit worried, because the car having no oil in, I couldn't even drive it to a garage. Eventually shifted it with brute force, ignorance and about 1m of leverage.

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Pre-canister type oil filters

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Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

Reminds me of dismantling the gearbox of an old Maxi - one nut required a 1 1/2" AF 4 1/2" deep 3/4 drive socket with an 18" bar and a 6ft scaffold pole slotted over the bar. When it moved, there was a huge bang and I thought I had broken the thing, but it was just fantastically tight. This socket, with its bar, is known to this day as "the 6BA spanner"


Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 6

Is mise Duncan

Having just received a very large packet from http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk, I await your next article "How to replace a gearbox and clutch" with excitement smiley - laugh


Pre-canister type oil filters

Post 7

Mu Beta

Fat chance! smiley - winkeye

Do you know how long it took me to get this one right in Peer Review.

Clutches are alright, but gearboxes scare me. All those cogs...

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