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Oil leak remote filter
#1400452 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:12 AM
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Hi all
Got the 53 fired up today.
Noticed an oil leak from the remote filter assembly.
The engine is a 235 from a 58-62 pickup. Oil pressure is good at 30 lbs. I tried snugging the fittings down. No help. Tips.tricks?
Where can I get a replacement?
Thanks
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Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400455 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:21 AM
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'Bolter
Can you be a little ore specific about the location of the leak? Canister filters are notorious for leaking at the big gasket under the cover- - - -it's prone to get misaligned, or on occasion, the cover bolt isn't tightened enough. At 30 PSI of oil pressure, there is several hundred pounds of upward thrust against the cover. You really need to tighten that nut!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400459 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:26 AM
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The leak seems to be on the underside of the rubber hose ,in the picture. Where it goes into that T fitting. No oil coming out of the cannister at all, that I can see.

Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400461 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:34 AM
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Put some kine of powder (foot, baby, etc) on area after cleaning it off. Get someone to start it & shut off as soon as oil shows up.


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Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400462 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:34 AM
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'Bolter
I'd suggest getting a new set of hoses made up at a hydraulic shop, or replacing the flex lines with metal tubing if the canister is mounted to the intake manifold like most of them are. There's really no need for flex lines- - - -it was just simpler to use them when an oil filter was added as a dealer-installed option. An old, rotted flex line can burst and empty all the engine oil in a matter of a couple of minutes. Unless you're in the habit of watching your oil pressure, the first thing some people notice is the rods knocking or the engine locking up. New lines are cheap insurance.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400466 Mon Mar 08 2021 01:06 AM
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New Guy
Thanks for the replies.
The plumbing it with Hardline sounds like a great idea what diameter line would you suggest I use? Is The nicopp line okay I've used that with brake lines and found it pretty easy to work with. Thanks

Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400467 Mon Mar 08 2021 01:08 AM
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I bought replacement hoses from Classic Parts and could not get them to stop leaking. I installed ridgid Cu-Ni tubing in place of the hoses. It took me a bit of time to get the bends right but it paid off. It looks great and the best part is, it doesn’t leak.

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1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Oil leak remote filter
Phak1 #1400472 Mon Mar 08 2021 01:40 AM
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Looks great!
What diameter hard line did you use?
I think that is way I'm leaning.

Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400485 Mon Mar 08 2021 02:55 AM
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I used 5/16 Cu-Ni tubing and inverted flare adaptors from NAPA. Easy to bend, easy to flare. They say you can bend it by hand but I would suggest a tubing bender. Thats how I did it and it looks clean.

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Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Oil leak remote filter
53_fivewindow #1400504 Mon Mar 08 2021 04:36 AM
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'Bolter
Either 1/4" or 5/16" will work. The filter standpipe has a flow restrictor hole in it that's about 1/16" in diameter, so you won't approach the flow limit of even a 1/4" OD tube. When doing a hard pipe installation on anything that carries fluid or air pressure, I like to put a 360 degree "vibration loop" in each line to take stress off the flare or compression fittings. It might be overkill, but I'm always one to err on the side of caution, and/or safety.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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