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Old 09-28-2008, 02:22 AM
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Default Glowshift oil filter adaptor and epic fail

So i figured, hey can get this done in under 30 mins.
Seemed simple enough.

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/oil-f...pter-22mm.aspx

So the instructions made sense, i made sure the gasket was in the grommet where the adaptor met the block, bolted it on, cursed my front sway bar for about 5 mins trying to get the oil filter in , but managed to get it done.

Fire it up, and no lie, within 4 seconds the entire contents of my oil pan wound up on my garage floor via the adaptor.

Look underneath, and i can see that the gasket between the block and adaptor was actually forced out and was sticking part way out.

Took me about an hour to clean up the mess ( i didnt have any kitty litter or anything to soak up the oil )

Ive replayed the whole install process in my mind about a dozen times, and im 99% sure i had the gasket lined up and was tight.

Good thing i had another 5 L of mobil 1, but im choked i wasted an hour cleaning up and 5L of good motor oil ( just did an oil change )

So..................................im on the fence now.

Do i try the install again ?
Or should i go to home depot and rig up my own jumble of brass T's and adaptors and plug into the stock sending unit?


Any thoughts or suggestions?

TIA
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:36 AM
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i would try the install again doode
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:38 AM
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yah give it another go. it does suck you poured $30 of oil on your floor and i'd hate to have it happen again.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:37 AM
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Did you lubricate the o ring on the adapter before installing?
was the adapter tight? or did you just tighten till the fittings were where you thought they should be?
It sounds like the o ring wasn't lubricated and twisted out or the block wasn't tight and the pressure forced the o ring out.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:48 AM
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Give it another shot. I did something similar last year and it was an O-ring that wasn't seated.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:14 PM
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Inspect that o-ring and make sure it's not knicked or flattened, if it is replace it. Use some grease to hold the o-ring in place.

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:34 PM
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w00t
success this time.

triple checked that o ring was seated on the adaptor, and cinched the hell out of the bolt to hold the adaptor in

fired it up and it didnt leak

then i saw oil was weeping from the oil pressure sender so i had to pull it and wind more teflon tape on the sucker

now, what is normal oil pressure on the car?
i dont have my a-pillar guage pod yet, so rigging it up on the engine bay, i saw around 55 lbs at idle
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:41 PM
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w00t
success this time.

triple checked that o ring was seated on the adaptor, and cinched the hell out of the bolt to hold the adaptor in

fired it up and it didnt leak

then i saw oil was weeping from the oil pressure sender so i had to pull it and wind more teflon tape on the sucker

now, what is normal oil pressure on the car?
i dont have my a-pillar guage pod yet, so rigging it up on the engine bay, i saw around 55 lbs at idle
When the engine is at normal operating temp (around 190*F or so) I see around 24PSI or so at idle.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:10 PM
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engine was warm....it was sitting for about 3 hrs or so after driving it for about an hour

plus the front was elevated about a foot off the ground on jack stands
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:30 AM
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glad to hear it's working doode
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