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tdskip
09-23-2008, 12:33 PM
Any more updates for us?

mrv8q
09-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks, Tom, for asking!


https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0913.jpg

The headline says it all. Installed the spin-on adapter, and am now the proud owner of an ugly-looking, but fully breathing, driving TR6.

Upon installation, I was surprised how little room there is in there. Using the WIX filter, it's very hard up against the top of the oil pan. There's just enough room to position it against the oil pressure relief valve on top, and the frame rail on the bottom. I cut up a spare rad hose for a little NVH protection, needed or not. Also, I had to spin on and and tighten the filter to the adaptor first, and then bolt that assembly to the engine:

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0908.jpg

I might go with a shorter oil filter next time.... of course, at this rate, I'll be changing it after 3,000 miles in 10 years. I thought I'd be firing up this car in September, 2007! Oh well, it's a sweet driving little car. In the immortal words of Johnny Bench, no drips, it runs, no errors!

Brosky
09-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Kevin,

They sent you the wrong Wix filter. There are two that will work, but one is way too fat. Now if I could only remember the correct part number.

I found it. It should be a Wix 51516 and I think the NAPA Gold # is 1516. I do know that I have a Napa Gold on mine, made by Wix.

I'd also mount that filter in a more vertical plane.

mrv8q
09-23-2008, 10:23 PM
They sent you the wrong Wix filter. There are two that will work, but one is way too fat. It should be a Wix 51516 and I think the NAPA Gold # is 1516. I do know that I have a Napa Gold on mine, made by Wix.

Thanks, Paul, for digging up the correct number. BPNW sent a #51068; you think they'd know! So that explains that! I'll add some of those filters to my NAPA run. BTW, I found it helped a lot to chase the threads of the adaptor before I "presented it" to the car. Anyway, here's a shot of my car, showing it's best side. As George H.W. Bush said, "the little brown one".

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0912_1.jpg

Brosky
09-24-2008, 07:28 AM
And as the Virginia Slims cigarette ads used to use, "You've come a long way, baby"