90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

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90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Ultrapilot1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:07 pm

Does anyone have one of these on their IO360? Just wondering if it will fit under the cowling?
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Steve » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 pm

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Don't have one, but why would you want one? Just another sealing surface to possibly leak... With the shorter CH48110-1 filter, changing it isn't much of an issue.

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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Ultrapilot1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:40 pm

Just messy! With the adapter the oil drains back into the engine
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby krellis » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:45 pm

Something to consider with the 90 degree adapter - as you said, the oil drains back into the engine. So yes, oil filter changes are less messy. It also means the oil filter needs to be refilled with oil (if you have sat long enough for it to drain) every time you start.

I have one on my RV-7A with an IO-360 and I was a little shocked to see how long it takes for oil pressure to build. I reduced the time required by installing a Challenger cleanable filter (no anti-drainback valve and smaller chamber to fill) - but it still bothers me.

If there is an STC'd remote filter that can be installed vertically (base of the filter up) - that would be a better option in my opinion.

We found using a gallon ziplock bag over the filter worked pretty well to contain the mess on our DA40.
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Steve » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:51 pm

I have a plastic quart oil bottle cut to fit under the filter that catches every drop during oil changes.
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Ultrapilot1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:34 pm

Ok I didn’t consider that! Thanks for the hint I will try the bag next time.
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Rich » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:22 pm

Once upon a time I tried that plastic bag trick and it resulted in a rather tricky extraction, with the filter inside a bag, coated with oil, and still some escaped. Now I have a long skinny funnel with hose attached. It catches the oil as it comes out when the filter is loosened and drains it right into the container used for the sump draining exercise. A cut down container made from something else would work fine, also, because not all the oil in the filter drains out when it's sideways like this. In these scenarios, here's a helpful hint: Loosen the filter and unscrew it a bit, to produce a gap to let oil drain and then leave it for a couple (or a lot) of minutes. There comes a point where it quits running out. Then the filter is unscrewed the rest of the way, rotated base up and removed upward. There's still considerable oil in it, as you will discover once you turn it base down, intentionally or otherwise. A couple more drops of oil may materialize coming out of the engine after the filter is removed, which is another reason I favor having something to capture the oil coming out of this seam.
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Re: 90 deg. Oil Filter Adapter

Postby Chris B » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:31 pm

For an alternative no-drip approach to oil changes, check out this
link to 2013 thread.

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