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Converting to a Spin-on Style Oil Filter

Discussion in 'XJ DIY How-To Videos' started by BaldWonder, Apr 3, 2015.

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    Len sells the specially machined socket that you need to install the adapter. It's the same size as you need for the clutch basket nut and a few others, so it's worth getting (unless you have access to a lathe to machine your own socket).
     
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    Hah, not unless I can make the socket out of wood! Yeah, I'll be asking him for one soon. I just cracked the clutch case open today to try to suss some things out, so I won't be putting oil in until I get a new gasket, so I might as well get the socket too while I can still redo it oil-free. I didn't read the instructions close enough to realize the thin nut needed to be torqued, not just snugged, hence I didn't get it with the kit.
     
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    To be clear, the only machining required is to thin the outside of the socket wall so it can fit into the recess for that nut. A person with a drill press, a file, and a lot of patience could make one.
     
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    If they had any 30mm sockets at my local hardware stores (trust me, I checked them all), then I might have the patience to go with my file and press. Alas...
     
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    Auto parts stores have them.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Awesome tutorial. Thanks!
     
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    the nut holds the adapter plate to the engine, so does the oil filter. All the nut does is hold the pipe out so the filter can screw on to it the proper distance.
     
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    Nice job.
     
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    For what it's worth some people suggest pouring some fresh oil in the filter before installing, a little messy but the idea is that you won't get a dry start when you start it the first time after changing the oil.
     
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    It has been scientifically proven that an XJ can be run at full throttle for almost an hour without any oil at all in the sump.

    Well not exactly scientificaly. Some biker trash tried to blow one up at a rally several years ago, and failed.
     
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    I think I saw that one. Didn't he have to eventually pour gasoline on it or something after like two hours?
     
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    hey what did that conversion kit cost you? I couldnt find it on Lens page
     
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    hmm... uh... $80 something? You expect me to keep receipts? God, you're like my CPA. ;)
     
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    dangit man your supposed to know this stuff! =P
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    How do I order the conversion kit? I don't see an option anywhere
     
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    How do I order it?
     

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