Gauze oil filter

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Gauze oil filter

Postby Peter Morris » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:29 pm

I bought a new oil filter, oil tank gauze type, and found the hole in the brass end is smaller than the one I am replacing. The hole is only 1/4" in diameter.... is that enough, or should I run a drill through it?
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Re: Gauze oil filter

Postby ajscomboman » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:53 pm

Looking through the sales history hundreds and hundreds have been sold by both AMC Spares and the club with no reports of any engine issues being reported so I think you're safe to use as is. However if there is enough meat to drill out and you'd feel happier then go for it.

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Re: Gauze oil filter

Postby Peter Morris » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 pm

Thanks Rob,

It came from the club spares so I had a good idea that it would be right..... just seemed strange that the tank outlet/pipes are a bigger bore.

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Re: Gauze oil filter

Postby REW » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:37 pm

I ran a drill through the one I bought solely for "there, that seems seems better" reasons as there is plenty of meat there as Rob says. Just take care to catch the swarf, obviously.
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