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Old 07-06-2022, 08:48 AM
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Default Reusable oil filter

With the inability to get CH 48108-1 oil filters anywhere I remember seeing something about re-usable oil filters. I searched the forms but can't find it. Looking to see what experience people have with them, what the process is for cleaning and inspecting, and overall how good they are. Seems like something that would pay for itself rather quickly.

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Old 07-06-2022, 08:50 AM
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Challenger oil filter, I have been using these for a while now.
The cleaning and inspecting them is a piece of cake, much easier than the standard filter. You just pull the filter element out and inspect. I usually put it in a glass jar with some fuel in it and shake it. Then inspect the content of the fuel and the filter is already clean.

https://www.challengeraviation.com/newproducts.html
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:54 AM
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I have seen these used in the past.

https://www.obergfilters.com/wp-cont...s-Oct.2018.pdf

As I recall, Airwolf used them.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:06 AM
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I picked up the K&P Engineering filter, it's the less expensive non-aviation version of the Challenger filter. Just installed in 2 weeks ago, so I have another 2 months before I'm due to an oil change and can comment on the cleaning.

All the review I've read and people I've talked to in person have nothing but great things to say about these filters. Easy of cleaning is a HUGE plus for me, I'd be glad to never have to cut open another filter again. The K&P version can be had for under $200 shipped, the return on the investment is quick with our throw away filters hitting $40 each and the fact they can't be found right now.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:44 AM
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With the inability to get CH 48108-1 oil filters anywhere I remember seeing something about re-usable oil filters. I searched the forms but can't find it. Looking to see what experience people have with them, what the process is for cleaning and inspecting, and overall how good they are. Seems like something that would pay for itself rather quickly.

Thanks!
Here is the thread I think you where looking for:

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...highlight=s-15

I'm in the same boat. Looking at first engine start in a few months and only have two filters sitting on the shelf.
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Old 07-06-2022, 10:14 AM
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Here is the thread I think you where looking for:

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...highlight=s-15

I'm in the same boat. Looking at first engine start in a few months and only have two filters sitting on the shelf.

That's the one! Just ordered a CP48108C (also backordered haha). Certainly looking forward to not having to cut the filters open anymore or be subject to these supply issues!

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Old 07-06-2022, 11:09 AM
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That's the one! Just ordered a CP48108C (also backordered haha). Certainly looking forward to not having to cut the filters open anymore or be subject to these supply issues!

Thanks all!
Which outfit did you order it from?
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:23 AM
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They all seemed to be backordered so I got it from Spruce (which on checkout was much cheaper than listed). No idea when it will ship. Might try the K&P one for the 10 see if I notice any differences.
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:24 AM
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I picked up the K&P Engineering filter, it's the less expensive non-aviation version of the Challenger filter. Just installed in 2 weeks ago, so I have another 2 months before I'm due to an oil change and can comment on the cleaning.

All the review I've read and people I've talked to in person have nothing but great things to say about these filters. Easy of cleaning is a HUGE plus for me, I'd be glad to never have to cut open another filter again. The K&P version can be had for under $200 shipped, the return on the investment is quick with our throw away filters hitting $40 each and the fact they can't be found right now.
Do you have the part # that replaces 108-1s?
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:33 AM
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Do you have the part # that replaces 108-1s?
Per the link above I just ordered the S-15 ($189.00) with 2 additional quad o-rings ($2.00 each) for a total of $193.00 with free shipping from usaoilfilters.com. I won't need the double threaded nipple in my application.

S-15 at https://usaoilfilters.com/product/s15/

QR-2 o-rings at https://usaoilfilters.com/product/qr-2/
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