[Healeys] Spin-on oil filters

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed May 18 10:27:32 MDT 2016

I've used a Wix# 51516 for many years with no issues. It has a silicone anti-drainback valve and just fits next to the servo (but doesn't have a hex nut; spin-on filters shouldn't be tightened so tight they can'r be removed without tools). 

I believe Napa sells re-branded Wix filters. 


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From: "Simon Lachlan" <simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk> 
To: "healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:16:28 AM 
Subject: [Healeys] Spin-on oil filters 


I’ve recently fitted a spin-on kit onto my 3000, the one that goes straight onto the block. 

Which filters do you guys use? My kit came with a Unipart GFE 166 (CB6). I don’t know what the CB6 means. 

I gather that the GFE 166 has been superseded by the GFE 443. 

So far as I can see it does not have an anti-drain back valve and it seems rather small for a 3 litre engine. 

Ideally I’d like a longer filter with a valve and hopefully a hex on the end for easier removal. Can’t go wider or it will be into the starter motor. 

Any ideas??? 



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