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RE: [T3] oil filters... From a motorcycle?


CB Performance sells a simple kit exactly like what you've described.
However, Gene Berg strongly advises against such a set up since it creates a
potential for restricting the oil flow to the pump.  Our oil pumps are
pushers, not pullers, so this isn't a very good idea.

The fact that the filter now hangs *below* the oil sump further decreases
ground clearance and increases the chances for structural engine damage.
When my left rear tire decided to run away from 'home' my car dropped and
lightly scuffed the 1.5 oil sump I have (a stock car would've suffered no
damage).  If I had the filter attached to the strainer plate I KNOW that
would've been severely damaged, possibly draining all my oil in the process,
and stressinĀ'gine mounts.

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/

> -----Original Message-----
> ...Several different brands of 
> motorcycles use an oil filter that is mounted behind (over?) a plate in a 
> similar fashion to
> a VW oil strainer.  So the question is, has anyone ever tried to match
> this type of oil filter for use in a VW air cooled engine in 
> place of the strainer?

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