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#1 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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oil filter spin on adapter

any body know if a spin on adapter for oil filter is available for a 74 450 sl? I know there is one for the 190 series I have a similar adapter for my MGA and it works well.
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Best info I have is that there isn't.

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I don't see the need for one. Spin on filters can be a PITA.

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None that I've heard of, and folks on this forum ask about such from time to time. The replaceable-element-in-a-permanent-can approach is a bit messier to change, so I can understand the appeal of converting to a spin-on.

Actually I prefer the R107's factory set-up since, unlike many other Benz engines, it hangs down, probably because of space limitations. But with this orientation, gravity helps the canister capture and hold any heavy sediment. This way I can readily see any big chunks the filter might catch between changes rather than allow it to hide in the bottom of the upright style canister found on other Mercedes models with a little more room in the engine bay.

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Perhaps having a magnet straped on there...?

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I think I saw a pic of what looked like M117 with filter canister upright...

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I think I saw a pic of what looked like M117 with filter canister upright...
When the 116/117 is installed in a W126, the pedestal and the oil "can" are upright for space reasons, I think. So if you are swapping an engine from a 126, this and the oil pan are two things that have to be swapped from the W107 engine.

"Facing down" is probably better, because then you can easily fill it up to a degree so that the engine gets oil immediately after an oil filter change.

A few things that make a container like the 107 better than a spin-on might be relative immunity from puncture from rocks/objects (this happens, believe me, I know) and spin-on filters have been known to "pop" on high-performance cars.

And...you can't make a spin-on filter look good...
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Strife, you have reached new levels in polishing.
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I tried once to fill up the bowl with oil... was my last attempt at the same time. Made a huge spill on a new paving. Now, I just soak the filter a bit.

But other than on the chrome look... I totally agree on everything else.

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I have no doubt that an adapter for spin-on filters could be machined/fabricated and personally I would prefer dealing with one.

As to whether I'd go to the cost and trouble of installing an adapter.... probably not.

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The one job on the Benz I hate is oil changes. Awkward is the word.


A spin on would be nice.
It would, of course, eliminate that spring which is kind of a "plugged filter" safety.
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