[Healeys] Spin-on oil filters

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed May 18 14:11:33 MDT 2016

Yeah. When I got the adapter from Moss I bought the 'correct' filter; it was a Fram PH3600, which x-ref'd to Wix# 51516. 

I cut both open and, at the time, the Fram was flimsy junk, but supposedly they've upped their game since getting embarrassed by that guy who did the analyses on a bunch of filters (and probably got some nasty letters from manufacturers' lawyers). My dad has used Frams for decades with no problems; they just used thinner metal and the end caps were paper instead of metal, and I don't think their anti-drainback valves sealed as well. 


----- Original Message -----

From: "David Nock BCS" <healeydoc at sbcglobal.net> 
To: "Simon Lachlan" <simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk>, "healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:08:00 AM 
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Spin-on oil filters 

This is the same as the MGB oil filter. So you can cross to a Fram or many other filters using the late MGB filter 
David Nock 
British Car Specialists 
From: Simon Lachlan 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:16 AM 
To: 'Healeys' 
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I gather that the GFE 166 has been superseded by the GFE 443.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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