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TR2/3/3A TR3 Purolator Oil Filters

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I'd appreciate knowing what oil filters folks use on their TR3 with the original Purolator Oil Filter Canister. It looks like both TRF and Moss only sell the Classic Gold oil filter and it appears that Moss does not include the seals with the filter. I seem to remember that Moss used to sell Crossland filters as well but I didn't see them on their website. Thanks for your help.

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I converted to spin on, but also use only Wix in all my cars, they have an application for the canister.
This is like the question of which oil , tires, etc are the best, though consumer reports and a few good articles will tell you there are some "name brand" useless oil filters out there. Might as well stick a roll of toilet paper in the canister.
 

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I converted to spin on, but also use only Wix in all my cars, they have an application for the canister.
This is like the question of which oil , tires, etc are the best, though consumer reports and a few good articles will tell you there are some "name brand" useless oil filters out there. Might as well stick a roll of toilet paper in the canister.
I use NAPA 1516 Gold. Easy to find and do not cost a lot.
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I have an empty box, which had a FRAM CH820PL which I used. I definitely remember using the Crosland filters I got from TRF.
 

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I have an empty box, which had a FRAM CH820PL which I used. I definitely remember using the Crosland filters I got from TRF.
You can get the short ones or longer ones. I prefer the longer ones. The NAPA 1516 is a longer one. The ones from TRF were the short ones.
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Here's something interesting I found recently. My RV broke down in September. While fixing it, I learned more about diesel engines than I ever thought there was to learn One add I came across was for an oil filter modification that the inventor claims negates the need for ever changing the oil. He ran his Kenworth 1,000,000 miles with no regular oil changes, and then he took it apart to check the bearings. They were still within the service range. Here is his claim:

Modern engines (TR3's included) push all the oil through the filter on the way to the bearings. To prevent losing oil pressure as the filter slowly clogs, the minimum filter element you can use is about 3 microns. So all the particles under 3 microns continue to circulate and do damage to the engine bearings. The mod is to go back to the old style bypass filter system, where the bypassed oil from the pressure regulator goes through the filter. In other words, the filtered oil goes back to the sump, while none of the oil going to the bearings goes through the filter...on that pass anyway. The invention is that he converts the oil filter to a bypass system, and then he uses a 1 micron filter, since the filter clogging is not a problem in a bypass system.

By not changing the oil, no particulates are ever introduced, and the 1 micron filter continues to make the oil in the engine cleaner and cleaner. Oil apparently does not lose it's lubricating properties, it just gets too loaded with junk to be serviceable.

Interesting...I thought the bypass filter in my TR2 was a bad thing. I may see if I can find 1 micron filter though.
 
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