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


On 4 Mar 99, at 6:58, scott a keck wrote:

> Hello everyone...  Have a question that has been simmering in the back of
> my mind for some time.   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?

There are 2 problems with this: The first is thas a very 
vulnerable place to put a filter. The second is that it doesn't work 
very well to put a filter on the suction side of the oil pump. The 
pump will have a hard time priming, and it will also tend to 
cavitate.

Either a ground clearance problem or cavitation could leave your 
engine with insufficient lubrication.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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