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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:08 am 
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I've used Canton non-bypass cartridge type remote filters since my Opel days.
Never had a problem with them.

https://www.cantonracingproducts.com/cg ... egory=2502

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:52 am 
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I use K&N for the burst pressure and built in safety wire holes. They filter as good as anything on the market. Next would be the Wix premium line.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:48 am 
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FWIW, a number of Motorcycle racing organizations have BANNED K&N oil filters due to the spot welds breaking and causing failures. Understand the harmonics created by a modern motorcycle race engine and you can see how this might happen. The local club here in Colorado has outlawed them beginning this year. That being said, Wix over Fram.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:47 am 
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Anyone other than Dayle using an Oberg? Finally finishing up the plumbing on my MGB. When I bought it it had the typical hanging filter head on it, but I also have a "new" cast 6 inch Oberg sitting on the shelf. Time to switch?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:49 am 
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Rick Starkweather wrote:
Anyone other than Dayle using an Oberg? Finally finishing up the plumbing on my MGB. When I bought it it had the typical hanging filter head on it, but I also have a "new" cast 6 inch Oberg sitting on the shelf. Time to switch?

In my Sprite, the white one, we ran an Oberg and really liked to easily see what's in the filter. As Matt mentioned about the System1, shocking how much stuff shows up on the filter. In my Miata, Jesse suggested the System1, which is a spin-on filter that you disassemble to check and re-use. I liked it enough to get one for my Midget, since it was plumbed for a spin-on.

The Nissan showed up with a filter cutter, but I don't recall what filter it has on it. I will probably get another System1 at some point.

How many people cut open their filters to check for particulate?


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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
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I have an Oberg built into the bottom of my DS tank and use a HP6 size Wix just before the oil inlet into the engine. Bearings, even after the worst blowup, always look great. Even when I'm dumb enough to drive all the way back to my paddock spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
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Rick Starkweather wrote:
Anyone other than Dayle using an Oberg? Finally finishing up the plumbing on my MGB. When I bought it it had the typical hanging filter head on it, but I also have a "new" cast 6 inch Oberg sitting on the shelf. Time to switch?

I use an Oberg between the dry sump pump and the tank. I also have a Wix racing filter in the traditional location. On good days the Oberg only has a bit of RTV in it...

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:28 am 
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All;

For an unscientific, informative study of oil filters, check out the Knize family "Mini Mopar Oil Filter Study". Much tamed down from original version; suspect threat of lawsuit from Fram.

Best part is identifying manufactures of the filters studied, and differences in check valve and bypass valve design.

I ran an Oberg in front of a canister filter, and opened it after every on track session. Scary the amount of pink lint I found first time after a rebuild. Explained the whole idea to new owner during drivers school as we watched her engine lose all the babbit on the center main over several sessions. Stopped early: Probably saved an engine.

Happy New Year, and safe racing!

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:52 am 
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Thanks to all for the input.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:19 am 
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Want to see something scary? Put a strong 1/4" dia magnet epoxied into the center of your drain plug.
Gearbox and engine.
And that's just the ferrous metal parts.

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