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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    There are some places I would gladly spend the $400 plus dollars. Last time I looked they were sever thousand $.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    There are some places I would gladly spend the $400 plus dollars. Last time I looked they were sever thousand $.
    If you are safetying Boroscope plugs the cables are a life saver. For an oil filter give me the wire and the pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    thanks, for the picture!! How would you compare total screen area for each? It looks like the gear tooth screen might have a touch more if they were both laid out flat?

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    looks like it may cool oil a bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tempdoug View Post
    thanks, for the picture!! How would you compare total screen area for each? It looks like the gear tooth screen might have a touch more if they were both laid out flat?
    Probably almost twice as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Probably almost twice as much.
    I'll bet Its 20+ times more area.

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    Your'e supposed to change all the o rings in it everytime, so you have to factor that into the cost. The earlier version had at least two orings.

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    The ICA does not say the quad ring needs replacing every time. There was this on the Aircraft Spruce website:







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    Good solid unit. Decreased indicated oil temp about 1 oil temp gauge needle width in summer. Easy to disassemble and clean.

    Only negative: You MUST change the rubber seal each oil change - otherwise it will leak (personal experience).








    by Mike Olson
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    I've had this filter on my hot rod 0375 for 5 years never have I had to change the gasket at filter cleaning !!
    I change oil every 25-30 hrs and clean the filter .i fly about 400 hrs a year .
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    They do give you an extra seal with the unit. Spruce sells them for $5.50.
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    Steve do you have a oil filter adapter laying loose right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I make a mess no matter what I do...
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one. Ever have one of those days where you just want to turn in your A&P and go home? Seems like it's always when you're doing something you've done a thousand times before. Like the time I went to change the front tire on a 172, pulled the wrong bolt while removing the wheel pant, and blew the bottom out of the nose strut. Or the day it took me four hours to do a simple oil change on a 172. Maybe I just need to stay away from 172s...



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    My worst was pulling the oil by-pass valve out of the R2800 on a Corsair without draining the oil tank. Got about 15 gallons of oil all over me and the floor.
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    Do these filters require a by-pass valve if installed on an 0-360?

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    The spring acts as the by-pass valve. If the oil filter element becomes clogged the oil pressure pushes the filter element down and by-passes the filter.
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    Thanks Steve
    Ordered one that is for experimental will post after run in
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    Got mine from the factory only 150.00 for experimental spin on
    Nice looking unit
    Thanks for the post
    Anyone else wants one Ill give you their part number

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-YQK View Post
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    Anyone else wants one Ill give you their part number
    Yes please the part number would be helpful.
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    My engine has a spin on adapter with 3/4-16 thread their part number is S15
    The filter has holes predrilled for safety wire
    If you have any question folks there are glad to help
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    Cost 10 bucks for shipping

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    OK, so I changed my oil and cleaned my Challenger reusable oil filter this morning after a short flight before it got too hot around here. I think there is room to remove the filter with the top cowling on for those with a Cub Crafters 180 hp cowling that is a pain to remove.
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    It is pretty easy to undo 9 South Co 1/4 turn fasteners on my stock cowl so that is what I did. Pretty easy to get to everything.
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    I put my Form-A-Funnel on top of the muffler to try and catch the oil from the oil filter adapter.
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    The Form-A-Funnel caught most of the oil.
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    I did spill a bit but easily wiped up with a rag.
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    Oil filter removed.
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    Filter housing with screen removed.
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    The carbon in the pleats.
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    Cleaned the screen per the video posted here previously.
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    It was simple and easy. Put DC4 on the quad ring seal and simple install. Torque per standard specs.
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    Pretty cool! I like the idea, especially if you work in controlled environments.

    While magnets are a great thing, there is plenty of non-ferros metal that might be good to spot if it flows into your filters...
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    I got a PM asking me about my Challenger oil filter experience. Having done several oil changes since I installed it I tend to change at 25-30 hours and check the filter every other oil change. I soak it in a bucket of mineral spirits and agitate. Then filter through a paint filter like the above pictures and blow out with compressed air. I hate cutting filters and going through paper pleats. This filter probably doesn't have as much filter area as a paper media filter but way better and easier to maintain than filter or a screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I got a PM asking me about my Challenger oil filter experience. Having done several oil changes since I installed it I tend to change at 25-30 hours and check the filter every other oil change. I soak it in a bucket of mineral spirits and agitate. Then filter through a paint filter like the above pictures and blow out with compressed air. I hate cutting filters and going through paper pleats. This filter probably doesn't have as much filter area as a paper media filter but way better and easier to maintain than filter or a screen.
    Steve, how much time does it take for both types of oil filter change? From the pictures and descriptions you posted of the Challenger change it looks like that takes quite a bit longer. It also looks like you need more stuffs to do the job, like a way to backflush the filter and capture the debris as well as a soaking/agitating bucket.
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    Way less time to pop the element out of the Challenger than it is to cut open a standard filter, cut the paper media and inspect, less mess as well.
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    I’m on my second oil change, love it. It really picks up the carbon. When I drain oil, after about 20 minutes when I spin off the Challenger NOT A DROP of oil comes out as it completely drains! I have Casper Labs filter adapter on O-320. Follow the continued airworthiness directions for servicing. It’s so fast and slick for oil changes, probably save 1/2 hour shop time each change. Also, the design may radiate oil heat to make oil temperature come down a bit. Merrill Field Instruments is distributer in AK. Two thumbs up.


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    Tom F changed mine last at annual never did ask what you thought of the filter.

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