I have had every possible type of problem with spin-on oil filter adaptors,
so let me take a crack at this.
First, I am assuming that your oil filter canister head is the same
"purolator" filter that was fitted on the TR3's and TR4's. If so, then "my
bolt with the female thread" isn't really relevant - you use nipple with the
hex bolt in between the two sets of threads (two sizes of nipples come with
the kit) - one end mounts the adaptor to your filter head, and the other end
accepts the spin-on filter. Use one of the "o" rings that come with the kit
to seal between your filter head and the adaptor. Then, you simply spin the
filter on the adaptor. The only part that you use from your previous set-up
is the filter head (as mounted to the engine block) itself.
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>From: "David Brister" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: "David Brister" <email@example.com>
>Subject: spin on oil filter adapter.
>Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 21:18:34 +0200
>Gentle listerati can anyone shed light?
>My TR4A now lives in a subterannean garage and it is preferable that I
>spill too much oil on the floor when doing an oil change, so I thought a
>spin on oil filter adapter might be a Good Thing.
>Having bought TT10861 oil filter spin on adapter from Moss I am unable to
>make it fit. It seems that my bolt with the female thread which holds the
>long bolt retaining the filter canister is not long enough. Or perhaps
>thread on the kit spigot is not long enough? Either way the only way I can
>use this thing is to fit the spigot above the spin on canister, and I am
>quite sure this is wrong and I will not get the oil flowing through the
>Anyway the instructions seem incomprehensible to me.
>Anyone else had this problem?
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