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Username Post: 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe oil filter?        (Topic#359208)
asahi1234 
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12-23-19 10:30 AM - Post#2782743    

Were is the oil filter location? I thought it would be oil canister on the firewall. Thanks for your help



 


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12-23-19 03:56 PM - Post#2782765    
    In response to asahi1234

For the most part, the filters were hooked to the intake manifold in front of the carb. U bolts were used to hook it up.

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Keith_Knox 
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12-23-19 06:25 PM - Post#2782778    
    In response to asahi1234

They did not come with an oil filter from the factory. It was an add on. You may not have a filter. How long have you had your 38?

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asahi1234 
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12-23-19 06:51 PM - Post#2782782    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Just bought it a few days ago. Can I just put remote oil filter?



 
Keith_Knox 
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12-23-19 07:11 PM - Post#2782788    
    In response to asahi1234

Yes you can. But you can change the oil. The filter is only a bypass filter, meaning that only part of the oil gets filtered at any time. Eventually all of the oil gets filtered.
Do you have a service manual yet for it? The bypass filter uses a line off of the fitting for the gage.

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asahi1234 
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12-23-19 07:41 PM - Post#2782789    
    In response to Keith_Knox

I orderd manuals this morning.



 
Keith_Knox 
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12-24-19 09:52 AM - Post#2782825    
    In response to asahi1234

I cannot find the filter in my manual, I think because the filter was added later. Someone should have and installation drawing for it.

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Gene_Schneider 
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12-28-19 06:41 PM - Post#2783103    
    In response to Keith_Knox

In 1938 the AC oil filter was mounted on the firewall. Most filters were installed later in the life of the car.
The by-pass original flters did a good job of filtering
If you will be driving only a thousand or two miles a yeAr just change oil once a year and no filter is necessary unless you lie in aa dusty area.

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Edited by Gene_Schneider on 12-28-19 06:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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