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Old 04-24-2022, 05:35 PM
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Default Champion Oil filter - CH48101-1

Looks like I won't be ordering any at Aircraft Spruce anytime soon. 3 month back order?
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Old 04-24-2022, 06:17 PM
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Yea, I saw that too! I was able to snag a 6-pack of the Tempest equivalents; the individually packaged ones seem low on stock as well, generally.
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Old 04-24-2022, 07:00 PM
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Looks like I won't be ordering any at Aircraft Spruce anytime soon. 3 month back order?
If you are in need of one that you can't wait, let me know and as I have some spare ones that I can let you have one.
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Old 04-24-2022, 09:08 PM
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Would the shorter CH48108-1 work just as well as the 48110-1? Available in a couple weeks? I wouldn't just assume it is but it mentions that it is shorter than the 48110 in its description.
Aviall/Boeing has the 48110-1 in July.....
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Old 04-25-2022, 05:18 AM
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We'll see whether my Tempest 6-pack ships this week. It said it was backordered to tomorrow. But then if you look at another part of the split order in Spruce, it's backordered into May at least. :/

Has anyone ever tried one of those Challenger "lifetime" oil filters? Any idea how well those work?
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Has anyone ever tried one of those Challenger "lifetime" oil filters? Any idea how well those work?
Several threads on that here on VAF, they seem to be pretty good, but also hard to get.
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Old 04-25-2022, 06:07 AM
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Several threads on that here on VAF, they seem to be pretty good, but also hard to get.
Interesting, looking back through the archives. Challenger is just up the road from me. But I sent an email this morning to K&P, the non-PMA manufacturer behind them, based on archived threads. We'll see what the current recommendation(s) are. I'll seriously consider them if this Spruce backorder drags on.
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Interesting, looking back through the archives. Challenger is just up the road from me. But I sent an email this morning to K&P, the non-PMA manufacturer behind them, based on archived threads. We'll see what the current recommendation(s) are. I'll seriously consider them if this Spruce backorder drags on.
Here are a couple of pictures of my installation. Seems like a good product.

http://www.rv8.ch/kp-engineering-sta...le-oil-filter/

My understanding is that sadly the owner of K&P has died, and his family is working out what to do with the company, so there may be delays in any orders. My brief interactions with him were very positive. I hope they keep the company running one way or another.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:28 AM
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I'm sad to learn of K&P's owner passing; I talked with him a few times over the years and appreciate his innovation. However, I did just order an S40 filter for my motorcycle and it came within a few days, so I'd say the business is still running well.

The Challenger filter is made by K&P for Challenger; and they are rightfully protective of Challenger's PMA status, which I discovered years ago when I bought replacement quad rings for my Challenger filters on my Baron.

However, for experimental use, which we are talking about, a Lycoming engine will use the C4 housing, the element is FE-15, the spring is FE-RS1 and the o-ring is QR2. These components together will form a non-PMA filter that mirrors the Challenger CP48109.

You can order these as parts online at https://usaoilfilters.com.

I personally have K&P filters on all of my vehicles - driven mostly by their very high quality and excellent filtration, but also by no longer tossing oil filters in the garbage and buying new ones. It's $180 or so for the filter components I described, so there is a pay-back period. But it also solves supply chain issues on disposable filters. The additional benefits include quick and easy inspection; I've described this in other forum threads at length as well.
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