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Old January 18th, 2006, 17:57
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4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

Changed the adapter-to-block o-ring last night-had my torx t-60 bit and was ready to go......and sweating....imagine my surprise when I discovered the adapter bolt had a 5/8's standard head on it-took it off with a ratchet-cleaned everything up and was done including an oil change in about a half-hour!!! Cool.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 17:59
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Changed the adapter-to-block o-ring last night-had my torx t-60 bit and was ready to go......and sweating....imagine my surprise when I discovered the adapter bolt had a 5/8's standard head on it-took it off with a ratchet-cleaned everything up and was done including an oil change in about a half-hour!!! Cool.
yeah, i don't know about all this torx stuff and having to make tools to break it loose. mine was a regular 5/8 and i just threw an open end on it and it came right off.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 18:08
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Re: 4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

I don't remember the gent's name-something-man, but he's got a website with pictures of the procedure on turning the adapter to horizontal-mentioned a t-60 bit to get the adapter off-may have been an earlier model-mine's a 1992-used a fram ph-8a oil filter for ford v-8's too. 3/4 x 16 threads and I can get my hands on the filter with no problem-I did leave it in the upright position tho...
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Old January 18th, 2006, 18:24
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I don't remember the gent's name-something-man, but he's got a website with pictures of the procedure on turning the adapter to horizontal-mentioned a t-60 bit to get the adapter off-may have been an earlier model-mine's a 1992-used a fram ph-8a oil filter for ford v-8's too. 3/4 x 16 threads and I can get my hands on the filter with no problem-I did leave it in the upright position tho...
i got a 92 also.

word of the wise, drop the orange can of death (fram). i gained 20psi in oil pressure switching from fram to purolator (p/n 30001).
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Old January 18th, 2006, 18:28
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I think I will, thanks....and it was Yuccaman's article-no disrespect to him-couldn't remember his name...I prefer motorcraft filters anyhoo....maybe even a k&n. Orange can of death, that's a hoot!!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 19:45
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Re: 4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

Yup, that was my site (www.yuccaman.com). It's down for a few days though while I tussle with the host but if I remember what was in there I listed info about getting the larger 1-quart filter onto the later-model (horizontal) oil filter adapter. Cool to hear that y'all had 5/8" bolts on yours - what years were they? My '96 had the T-60.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 19:58
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Yup, that was my site (www.yuccaman.com). It's down for a few days though while I tussle with the host but if I remember what was in there I listed info about getting the larger 1-quart filter onto the later-model (horizontal) oil filter adapter. Cool to hear that y'all had 5/8" bolts on yours - what years were they? My '96 had the T-60.
92.

i crawled under there just to check out how i'd get it off and was like, "oh sweet, an actual bolt". threw a 5/8 on it and was done in about 5 minutes. it wasn't even on there super tight like i had read (i had read about guys taping two wrenches together and trying like all hell to get it off). just a few good tugs on the open end and it was loosened up enough to get off with my fingers.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 21:02
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Cool to hear that y'all had 5/8" bolts on yours - what years were they? My '96 had the T-60.
RENIX has them - maybe a little later. If I get a spare one to take to bits, I might take some measurements and see if I can dream up a replacement for the thing (with a HEX head at least - and maybe a little stronger as well... You ever break one of those? NO fun...)

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Old January 19th, 2006, 19:20
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Yuccaman, mine's a '92 and I had plenty of room to get a wrench or ratchet on it, taking care to stay clear of the starter...... If you have the machining skills, it would be a cool piece to replicate. O-rings appeared to be the same as the rest, drilled out from the engine side with 2 holes for oil flow-the '92 should get you the part you need-and my adapter would go to 90 degrees just like your article stated-I wasn't comfortable with the room I had left-great idea tho...good info, thanks.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 19:44
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I just need to get my hands on a sample - once that's done, I'll measure & draw the thing, and start working out a CNC programme for it.

I'd not mind doing it myself for a "one-off" project - but I'll get it done if I'm going to sell any of them...

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Old January 19th, 2006, 20:44
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How did you guys get a 5/8 bolt. Mine is the torx. And it took me forever to change that stupid o-ring out. Very hard to get to. Unless I was using wrong tools. LOL
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Old January 19th, 2006, 21:00
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How did you guys get a 5/8 bolt. Mine is the torx. And it took me forever to change that stupid o-ring out. Very hard to get to. Unless I was using wrong tools. LOL
what took the most time was trying to find something to pry out the old o-ring.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 21:13
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Re: 4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

did mine tonight, took all of 30 minutes with giving the adapter a hot bath in dish soap. oh yeah my 90 has the 5/8 bolt too
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Old January 19th, 2006, 21:37
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Re: 4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

Just lucky. I think the T-60 was a ChryCo "innovation" later, AMC wouldn't make anything that difficult to work on.

I've got a couple sets of dentists' picks - I find them useful for dealing with any o-rings. Oil lines, hydraulics, paintball markers, whatever - dental picks are tops for getting under o-rings and into grooves.

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Re: 4.0 Oil Filter Adapter

When I picked up my new "O" ring set at the dealer they asked me if I wanted a new adapter too, asked why, he told me that MANY of the adapters break when replacing the "O" rings, don't know if he was trying to make a sale or if its true.
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