unanticipated, but happy, byproduct of the change is that with
the filter mounted this way oil pressure comes up faster than
before in normal operation. It would appear that the old filters
horizontal orientation allowed oil to leak back into the engine
once it was shut off for any length of time. Vertical mounting
also allows for easy pre-filling of new filters.
canít be sure about it but I have been told that this same
adaptor may also work on the 2.9, 3.0, & 4.0L V6 engines.
But I personally have no direct knowledge of this to confirm or
last word of caution, once you install that nice new filter. The
total capacity of the system gets increased by approximately Ĺ
quart. So youíll need to add that much every time you change
the oil to bring the level up to full on the dip stick. On my
engine it went from 5 quarts to 5 and Ĺ quarts. Also when you
do install the adaptor be sure to carefully clean off the gasket
surface on the side of the engine. Then put some oil on the
o-ring gasket. That way youíll have a leak free installation.
there you have it, an extremely simple 10 minute engine
Doesnít drip hot oil all over
everything, you included, when you change it.
Increases the total capacity of the
Increases the filtration capacity,
always a good thing, by at least 30%
are undoubtedly more reasons you can think of to do it. But
those were the ones that prompted me to attempt the
"mod". I haven't regretted doing it and can't even
think of a good reason not to do it. Can you?