<VV> <vv> Oil filters

Marc Marcoulides hharpo at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 27 14:25:41 EDT 2009

If you still have your reciept, return them for refund

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>From: corvair at mts.net
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>Subject: <VV> <vv> Oil filters
>Hello JR
>Have you still got that cutaway housing? If so I have a Baldwin filter with the U-gasket - would be interesting to see if it's effective since I have a case of them sitting here....
>corvair at mts.net
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>Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:45:27 -0500
>From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
>Subject: Re: <VV> oil filters
>To: "Geoffrey Stozek" <gjjs at att.net>, <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
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>Hey Jeff!
>The problem I see with the Fram filters (current ones) is that U shaped 
>rubber gasket around the outer top edge.  I demonstrated this at a CCE 
>meeting (you missed that one?) using a cutaway oil filter housing.  It is 
>virtually impossible to crank down on the filter mounting bolt hard enough 
>to make the smaller (inner) seal on the filter actually seal where it is 
>supposed to.  This would allow the oil to flow over the top of the filter 
>rather than through the filter.  Some folks have even split that outer U 
>seal in an attempt to get the filter tight enough to seal properly.  Of 
>course, then it will leak into the engine compartment which makes for a not 
>pretty sight.
>The torque spec for the filter is 15 to 20 ft lbs.  It takes a lot more than 
>that on a filter with the U gasket.
>So, to my mind, not just Fram is a problem - but also any filter (Purolator 
>and others) which have that U gasket.
>That said and knowing you...  you probably have a stock of the older style 
>on hand.
>Later, JR
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