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What is an oil filter cartridge?


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2005-09-04 13:51:35
2005-09-04 13:51:35

Many older cars used an oil filter element or cartridge which was placed INSIDE the oil filter housing or canister. Usuallly the canister had one long bolt through its center to hold it onto the engine. It was difficult to change without making a mess of oneself and the garage floor. The instant the long bolt was removed, the oil started leaking. Today's "spin on" filters are a vast improvement. Kits are available to change to the newer system for several old cars.


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