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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Oil Filter Adaptor vs. Remote Oil Filter?
|I am finally to the point of beginning my V8 conversion. I am going to use the Buick 215 in my '67 BGT. I see that D&D has an oil filter adaptor, but have heard that it doesn't work very well (from 1 source). What can you guys that are using it tell me about your experiences? Do you prefer this or the remote oil filter? Thanks.|
|On my engine I use to use an angled adapter to clear frame and rack but I got tired of limited access when changing my filter. Also the filter was relativly small. I now use a remote filter. A small adapter lies where the filter use to be and I run the hoses up near the fender. This allows for a very clean and easy oil change plus I use a very large oil filter.This also allows for dual remote filters if you wish. Hoses, spin on adapter, filter base,filter, 50-75 bucks from your local parts place.|
|You might have a look at:|
Also, there was quite a bit of discussion on previous threads. (Is there an archive still?)
|Ooops. The caption I thought would go along with the linked photo should have explained it's a Buick motor in a '71 BGT utilizing a late model Buick V6 pump/valve housing. The V6 part points the filter at an angle. Depending on motor placement, you may not need any "adapter" at all. I provided a little clearance with a ball peen hammer. Filters spin on and off without contacting sheetmetal. |
I needed a new pump/valve housing anyway since the V8 one was galled through the hard anodization. I don't have the part number here, but it should be in stock at your local dealer.
|Well, when the factory put the 215 into the BGT they went to the trouble to use a remote oil filter up on the inner wing. Must have been darn good reasons - access and size of filter are both probables.|
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