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Username Post: Oil filter spring location?        (Topic#353818)
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Reg: 10-04-18
11-08-18 04:03 PM - Post#2750810    

I changed the oil and oil filter before trying to start engine after 30+ years of sitting. I can’t figure out the correct way to install new filter. I have a spring and odd shaped spacer that doesn’t appear in the factory assembly manual. Don’t know it the spring and spacer go at top or bottom of filter or if they are necessary. The old filter was shorter than the one I purchased. Thanks


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11-08-18 04:55 PM - Post#2750816    
    In response to Beltfed

what are we working on?

56 bel air ((since 2002)
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11-08-18 05:17 PM - Post#2750821    
    In response to 62chevy427

Sorry, 1957 283ci.

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11-08-18 05:50 PM - Post#2750825    
    In response to 62chevy427

The spring sits on the bottom of the filter, flat thing to filter.
The oil filter element is too short because it is for a 1958 and up.
The 1956-1957 took a 131 and the 1958 and up a 141 AC.

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11-08-18 07:49 PM - Post#2750842    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

The old filter I removed was about 1/2” or so shorter than the new one I installed. So this spring is to be used on the correct length canister filter? My other question is how the heck does the canister housing seal at the bottom hole for the bolt. The spring would hold the canister off the bottom and other than a copper washer at the bolt head I see no seal or gasket of any kind.

Edited by Beltfed on 11-08-18 07:50 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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11-09-18 04:16 PM - Post#2750924    
    In response to Beltfed

I installed the filter as directed above. I used a “Wix” #51123 as an AC was unavailable. Data for filters indicate only a very small difference in height. Thanks for the help.


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