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Author Topic: Aprilia oil filter  (Read 1572 times)
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« on: 30 November, 2008, 04:01:08 PM »

There is some information out there but I can no longer find it.  I would like to fit a modern type oil filter to my expensively rebuilt engine with its shell bearings.  I understand this has been done, please tell me how...

David Wheeler.  Lambdas, Aprilia, Fulvia Sport.(formerly Appia and Thema as well).
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« Reply #1 on: 14 December, 2008, 02:15:29 PM »

I left my reply for a while in the hope that I'd also get to learn how to do this job based on some real experiance.

My plan - from a long time back - was to take the feed out the front of the sump and back in to the strainer housing.  This would require a blanking plug to be drilled out of the sump and tapped for the fitting, and for a plug to be fitted to the sump to block feed. 

A neater solution would be to have the in-and-out from a plate using the strainer mountings but I never got as far as working out how to seal the inlet from the outlet internally, or if there was space for both fittings next to each other.


David Laver, Lewisham.
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