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Post by Seight-V8 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:56 am

Hello all,

Engines back in my car after 3 years out.....and I'm starting to put everything else back.

and I've had a thought about moving my oil filter remote.

But does anyone know how the size/length of the oil filter is calculated?....is it linked to engine size or flow?

As I was thinking what's the smallest length filter I could get away with?...without doing anything detrimental of course.

Its a rover V8 4.6 engine.

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Post by katanaman » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:05 am

Can't help you with calculations but it's more often or not linked to what will fit. There is a big and a small filter for the v8, one is for the car and the big one is land-rover. Not sure it even matters much given how these things are ran these days. They aren't exactly ran for 20000 miles between services.

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Post by Seight-V8 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:11 am

cheers,

just really wondered if I can fit the smallest oil filter possible, without doing anything silly to the engine.

Looks like I have the 5 1/4ins length filter at the moment, and anything less than 4ins might fit.

If anyone knows the smallest oil filter that will fiit...it would be good.

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Post by Seight-V8 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:08 am

I've been looking at this one.

https://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/prod ... od=PS-2004

unless anyone can recommend anything smaller in height.

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Post by katanaman » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:46 am

If you go through the selection that's the one they list for the 4.6

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Post by unstable load » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:42 am

I have a vague recollection of someone mentioning a Renault 5 filter for a V8 once.
Don't know if it's true or faulty recall, though..
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Post by ChrisJC » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:29 am

The shortest one I have found is from a Renault 5 Turbo. That's what is fitted to my engine, although I am considering changing it for a remote filter so I can have a proper Land Rover one instead.

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Post by DEVONMAN » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:47 am

I use the filters from a Ford Sierra DOHC 2.0 which is just short of 4" in height.
If you order from Euro car parts they have a choice of several makes and I usually order a MANN filter (W916/1 501590059).

Changing these about every 5000 miles has worked for me.
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Post by SuperV8 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 am

As mentioned I,m using Ford Sierra Cosworth filter, probably the same as the DOHC?
Fits in my Rush chassis in the standard position (4.6 gems) with no need for a remote filter housing
I think having a larger filter will mean you can go further before it gets restrictive and needing to be changed, but not an issue with our cars.

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Post by DEVONMAN » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 am

SuperV8 wrote:As mentioned I,m using Ford Sierra Cosworth filter, probably the same as the DOHC?
Fits in my Rush chassis in the standard position (4.6 gems) with no need for a remote filter housing
I think having a larger filter will mean you can go further before it gets restrictive and needing to be changed, but not an issue with our cars.

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The Cosworth filter is in fact slightly shorter than the DOHC one, but has the same thread.
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Post by Seight-V8 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:45 am

I've found this.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-B ... Sw881ZuOnP

but would it be dangerously too small in capacity?

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Post by minorv8 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:23 am

I have used a Mini oil filter close to 15 years on the same engine. It fits the SD1 type pump cover. No issues whatsoever. Also, since I have two Minis it is simple to only have one filter that fits them all.

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Post by SimpleSimon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:38 pm

Seight-V8 wrote:I've found this.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-B ... Sw881ZuOnP

but would it be dangerously too small in capacity?

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I dont beleive so the Cosworth 2.0 has a large demand for oil flow e.g a turbo 16 hyd tappets and this filter is also used on the Cosworth 2.9 24 valve motor too 8-)
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Re: oil filter size

Post by bigdawgv8 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 pm

I’m assuming that the Cossie filter would fit a Serpentine 3.9 ?
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Re: oil filter size

Post by stevieturbo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 pm

I use a Cossie EFL90 on my LS engine.

Original LS's use a bloody tiny filter even smaller again, as do most modern cars these days.

They probably work...just change them more often, but I'd always try and use the biggest filter you can. After all...what are the downsides ?
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