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Old 01-19-2020, 09:07 AM
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Personally I can't imagine why anyone would go thru all the trouble to convert an auto filter when the total saving is probably less than $10
Champion $28.50 plus shipping
Tempest $23.50 plus shipping
WIX 51515 $8.09 at my local O’Reilly or Napa or Advance Auto or ......

My engine has been using the WIX 51515 for over 450 hours and no safety wire. It also doesn’t use a nipple so it changes just as easy as any aviation filter.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:23 AM
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I found this thread to be quite interesting. From a informational and human interest point. While I do not care to do the Science, I enjoy reading about the Science. I then apply that Science to benefit me as I deem fit.
The part of the thread where safety clashes with cost (2018) , always a good debate to have, fails to include a valuable part.
We have to remember that many in this group are Scientists doing research work. They do it to discover, to share. Saving a dollar is always fun, but I don?t think the driving force.
E mags would be another example. A lot of damaged cylinders, soiled underwear, and maybe worse working that science. And yet it continues.

To all of you....Experimentalogist...I salute you.

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Old 01-19-2020, 02:21 PM
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It's interesting to note that Robinson Helicopter does not require the safety wiring of the Lycoming engine oil filter per their Service Letter shown below:

https://robinsonheli.com/wp-content/...2/r44_sl45.pdf
SUBJECT: Deleted Safety Wire
"BACKGROUND: Safety wire and safety wire provisions have been deleted from various installations and parts. Deleting safety wire reduces maintenance cost and decreases the potential for safety wire-related FOD. This letter provides guidance for installing parts with or without safety wire provisions."

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"? Lycoming engines: Oil filters and D723-1 adapter assemblies with or without safety wire provisions do not require safety wire. Installation instructions are on the oil filter."
I used to own an R-22 Mariner and if that vibration doesn't loosen an oil filter then my smooth RV-8 never will
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:49 PM
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There is now Wix 51515XP same size better filter material.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:41 PM
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If you call K&P engineering and tell them that you want a filter for an experimental aircraft, they will sell you one. If you want to order one online, then go to http://usaoilfilters.com and buy these components:
Housing: C4, if you want the 1" nut and safety wire holes, C3 if you just want a standard housing.

Filter: FE-15 (3/4-16 female thread)

Spring: RS1 (this is the retaining spring that goes in the housing, and then the filter)

Quad Ring: QR2 (this is the reusable, replaceable o-ring)

It's not inexpensive, but flows very well and maintains consistent filtering throughout the entire oil change cycle. I have several of these, on each of my vehicle and aircraft engines. Very high quality.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:54 PM
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Or just purchase this.... https://usaoilfilters.com/product/s15/ and save $21.00 and it includes the cup wrench.
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Another thread on the permanent oil filter is here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=171973

If you use the Tempest 48108-2 filters you need the C4 filter housing and the S15 filter

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Old 01-22-2020, 09:45 AM
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Or just purchase this.... https://usaoilfilters.com/product/s15/ and save $21.00 and it includes the cup wrench.
True, but doesn't include the really cool 1" nut and safety wire holes in a top flange...
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:01 PM
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Engines "oil filter" in the day came with a metal screen...
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Engines "oil filter" in the day came with a metal screen...
Screens are perfectly fine. In fact micron rating is the same as certified paper filters, 40 micron.
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