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Old 07-06-2022, 12:55 PM
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For the ones in need of one of those, just carefully cut the flange of an old oil filter, and there ya go, free nipple
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Old 07-06-2022, 12:59 PM
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It pays to shop around...... https://www.ecstuning.com/b-k-and-p-...s/s15~k-and-p/ ...
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Old 07-06-2022, 01:09 PM
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Yes it does. I missed that one. Bummer. I guess it'll take one more oil change before it pays for itself. Off to the airport!
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Old 07-06-2022, 03:05 PM
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Default S15 installation/removal question

For those of you using the S15 version of the filter, I know you have to use the special tool that comes with the filter.

How does the installation and removal compare with a standard Champion/Tempest filter - specifically, the space between the firewall and filter?

I thinking about pro's and con's of the Challenger version vs the S15 model.

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Old 07-06-2022, 03:32 PM
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Default Just ordered one for each Lycoming….

I’ve been impressed that these are used on teh certified helicopters I’ve been flying, and talked with the school mechanic about how he likes them - all positive!

I’ve thought about these for awhile, and this thread finally got me off top-dead-center, especially when I saw the lower price on teh ECS Tuning site - so I just ordered one for each of our Lycs (and clones….) along with two of the nipples I need for two of them. Back ordered, of course, but they should be here when we get back from OSH, and the two airplanes we’re taking to Wisconsin will both need oil changes by then….so it should work out!
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Old 07-06-2022, 03:52 PM
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Good luck with the stainless screen filter. Here is a post by a BMW user that collapsed the filter even though a bypass is built into that specific engine system.

Our Lyc oil inlet suction screens may block all the carbon particles, so just be aware of this possibility.

This engine is a turbocharged engine but also uses full synthetic oil.
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Old 07-06-2022, 05:26 PM
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Bill has a point here. The picture ain’t RV, but the danger is the same. I just performed a 50h inspection oil change on my steed, and though luckily no metal was found, quite some carbon present. Engine has 1300hrs since rebuild.

The total screening surface is certainly less than on the paper filter, and my humble advice for those using reusable filters is to open and clean them thoroughly at EACH oil change…
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For those of you using the S15 version of the filter, I know you have to use the special tool that comes with the filter.

How does the installation and removal compare with a standard Champion/Tempest filter - specifically, the space between the firewall and filter?

I thinking about pro's and con's of the Challenger version vs the S15 model.

Thanks
Here's a side by side image of filters. The K&N is smaller and allows more room.

I don't think the tool (top in 1st picture) is anything special. You could use a strap wrench too.

(Images grabbed are from www.rv8.ch Specifically at http://www.rv8.ch/kp-engineering-sta...le-oil-filter/)





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Old 07-06-2022, 06:06 PM
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I converted to the Challenger a few years ago. Change my oil & clean the filter at 30-40 hours. Posted my recommendation way back. My filter has NEVER looked like the BMW pix above. I’ve only seen a few specs of carbon.
Bought an extra seal when I purchased the filter. Have yet to use it, after 15+ oil changes.
Mine has easily paid for itself plus. Made total sense to me back when filters were obtainable and cost $18.
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so I just ordered one for each of our Lycs (and clones….) along with two of the nipples I need for two of them.
Not to appear naïve but what "nipples" are you referring to? Photo?

These filters look really nicely made. And the finning of the housing can't hurt for oil cooling! Nice design.....I might just have to order one as well...!
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