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Offline Kilo42

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Spin on oil filter Question?
« on: January 20, 2006, 01:54:32 PM »
Just installed a new spin on oil filter purchased from Ken Miller.  I do not have a vernatherm on my engine so I will have to use a plug instead.

Is the $30 plug the only game in town, or are there other methods in use?


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Offline Joe Dubner

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Spin on oil filter Question?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006, 09:03:52 AM »
I recently installed an ECi right-angle oil filter adapter and my EZ friends/mentors convinced me I'd benefit from a Vernatherm so I abandoned thoughts of plugging the port instead.  I bought one via eBay for $65 -- not much more than the plug.  Of course, YMMV and a used Vernatherm from eBay is a pig in a poke but in this case I lucked out.

ECi also has brand new Vernatherms for a reasonable (in an aviation context :-) price.   See http://eci2fly.com/pages/products_detail.aspx?in=429   The oil filter adapter is at http://eci2fly.com/pages/products_detail.aspx?in=436 and at $179 seems like a good value (again, in an aviation context).

One (more) piece of unsolicited advice: if your engine is an O235, be sure to look for the presence of a Viscosity Valve and remove it.  It's located on the accessory case between the right magneto and the tach drive (pointed to by the pen in this image: http://users.lewiston.com/hth/jd/ViscosityValveLocation.jpg  This is what it looks like when it's removed: http://users.lewiston.com/hth/jd/ViscosityValve.jpg  The plug is re-installed.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 01:09:35 AM »
I also just insalled a angle oil filter adapter. I was told that if you hava a old venatherm you can cut the end off and use it for a plug. I spent the $30 dollars.
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ps. I was also told not to try to plug it with anything else as the tread is unique to the oil housing.

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Spin on oil filter Question?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 07:56:06 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I found a vernatherm valve on ebay and closed it out for $68.  Now if it works as advertised I'll be in good shape.


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