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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 14, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Oil filter removal issues

I got my new 383 put together (runs great btw if anyone wants the specs to build their own). However, I went to dump the oil and filter for the break in oil change. Much to my dismay I can't get the oil filter out without loosening the drivers side header. It won't slide out the front because the primary tube gets closer to the pan as you go forward and the clutch and block saver flange keeps it from sliding out the rear (the pan, a milodon 6qt stroker model, has kickouts that keep the filter from dropping straight down).

Obviously I could go to a remote filter, but that's one more thing to find a home for, as well as two more hoses to fail. I was wondering if there is an adaptor to run the newer style narrower filters like what comes on LS engines.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 14, 02:15 PM
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

The SBC will accept three different size oil filters. There is a small, med and large filter. you might have the medium length filter??
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X2 on that
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

Does anyone know those sizes. I am using a pf454 and seems very small.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 14, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

I'm sorry I forgot to specify that the length isn't the issue, its the diameter. I can tip the filter on its side but it's still too wide to get through. I am running a Mobil 1 (m1-302 or 303 I think, would have to look).

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Re: Oil filter removal issues

you may need to use tin snips to cut it out and a remote oil filter.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 14, 07:51 PM
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

get an oil filter mount from a 90's LT1 Corvette.. they used the PF52 oil filter.
got one years ago for a 4X4 S10 V8 swap i was doing, cost just under $100 if i'm remembering correctly. the one i got was without an oil cooler. i think it's discontinued, but they still sell the one with the oil cooler lines... just plug them and run it that way.

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Re: Oil filter removal issues

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you may need to use tin snips to cut it out and a remote oil filter.

and how do you put the new one back in there ??? :P

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Re: Oil filter removal issues

I think Jeff was saying to cut the old one out, and then convert to a remote-style.

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get an oil filter mount from a 90's LT1 Corvette.. they used the PF52 oil filter.
got one years ago for a 4X4 S10 V8 swap i was doing, cost just under $100 if i'm remembering correctly. the one i got was without an oil cooler. i think it's discontinued, but they still sell the one with the oil cooler lines... just plug them and run it that way.
here is the mount i was talking about:



another option, using factory parts: some 4X4 S trucks with the 4.3 used a remote oil filter that put the filter up on the firewall. some of them even had an oil cooler, too.. everything to put that setup in your car should be as close as your favorite local junkyard. yes, the lines do leak on a lot of them- but those are daily drivers that don't get maintained as well as a 45 year old Camaro would..

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old May 12th, 14, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

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get an oil filter mount from a 90's LT1 Corvette.. they used the PF52 oil filter.
got one years ago for a 4X4 S10 V8 swap i was doing, cost just under $100 if i'm remembering correctly. the one i got was without an oil cooler. i think it's discontinued, but they still sell the one with the oil cooler lines... just plug them and run it that way.
Thanks! This is just the type of thing I was hoping existed, as the narrower filter would easily drop right out during changes. I saw that the one without the cooler ports is discontinued, I might go scour some junkyards. You mentioned that the one with the ports (that I could plug) is still available, do you happen to know what the part number is?

Also thanks to all the other assistance (sorry I didn't thank you guys sooner but I didn't get a chance to log on until now). I actually got the old filter out by pulling the header and collector bolts and tilting the header out of the way. Obviously this isnt what I want to do every oil change...

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 12th, 14, 08:25 AM
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Re: Oil filter removal issues

This one looks a bit used, but I'm sure you can figure it out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Small-Block-...cf6822&vxp=mtr

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