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Oil filter relocation

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:08 pm

In my quest of being different and making the bay look pretty I've had a thought of relocating the oil filter to where my air pump use to be.
So far can't see anything other than some stuff from the USA forum which I take with a pinch of salt.
Problems so far:
Fire hazard: if it leaks it will be right over the manifold. Easily fixed with a little SS tray around it or something along those lines.
Air lock ?: not sure on this but I read something about but it has to be at the same level as the oem one ? Don't see why though.
Pressure changes: can't see why if it's a sealed system, the amount of oil that will be needed to get it trough some pipes shouldn't be enough to cause a problem right ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated I'm a little lost on this one :/
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by warpc0il » Mon May 01, 2017 11:18 pm

I can't see any major issue with this.

The best way to avoid an airlock is to keep the runs as level as possible, especially no upward loops.

Also pre-fill the filter with oil and let it stand for a while before fitting, such that the element it totally soaked.
I always do this for peace-of-mind.

Make sure that any connectors used have an adequate bore size, as well as the pipes.

Don't be tempted to switch to a different filter element, unless you're sure that the bypass pressure is the same.
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:25 pm

Filter will be the same size for sure thats the one thing that seems clear.
I don't understand the airlock issue as surely when you put a filter on the oem system you have a filter full of air? Plus the oil would drain downwards as it's upright. Is it that there is just an acceptable amount to be allowed or is there some sort of one way valve on the filter housing ? The kits I'm looking at screw onto the oem housing and extend with hoses to and from the new location.
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Scartlead » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 pm

Looking at this too. Dan, did you end up doing this and what kit did you use etc?

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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:57 pm

Ive not done it as yet as I didn’t find enough info to warrant doing to safely :/ it’s not that the oem position is much hastle it was just doing something different I guess !
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Scartlead » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks Dan, yes same as myself, just looking to do something different.
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:56 pm

I am relocating mine as I can hardly even see the filter behind the supercharger. Bought the filter mount and adaptors from Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe and if I can find the receipt I will let you have the details
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Scartlead » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:21 pm

Did you manage to find anything Chris?
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:08 pm

Sorry mate, must have binned the receipt by accident. I will dig out the Merlin Motorsport book and send the info to you.
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Re: Oil filter relocation

Post by Scartlead » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:18 pm

Awesome thanks :thumright:
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