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Re: [Mgs] oil filter

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] oil filter
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:08:08 -0800
The tube is standard, I believe. At least, I have one in the
boneyard-sourced unit on my B.

The filter size is Fram PH8A. PH43 is a "shortie" filter that also fits,
though with smaller capacity (maybe this size is the "standard", but I
always went with "bigger is better"). Many people are not fans of Fram
filters, but those are the numbers that stick in my head -- the conversion
book at the dealer will cross reference to Wix or whatever.

The funny thing is that classic Ferrari V12s invariably have a pair of
inverted Frams protruding from the valley. So whatever negatives you might
ascribe to Fram or inverted filters in general, apparently it doesn't bother
the Ferrari folks.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 12/15/09 9:27 AM, Bernie Grabow at wrote:

> Hey guys -
> I have a 73 mgbgt with the later type inverted renewable oil filter.
> I have two questions.  After removing the oil filter I see a small
> metal tube about 4 inches long that is press fitted into the threaded
> hole that the oil filter element screws down onto with the metal tube
> fitting up into the oil filter.  What is the purpose of this tube (it
> easily pulls out of the hole) Is this standard or did the PO stick
> that tube in there for some reason?  My second question is what is the
> best oil filter to use and the part number?
> Bernie


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