Spin-on oil filters in Oz

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Spin-on oil filters in Oz

#1 Post by Llessur » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:48 am

Just wondering if any Oz-based owners have any suggestions for locally-sourced oil filters for the Chris Wittor-supplied spin-on adapter?

Chris advised that they are of Toyota origin e.g. Coopers Z 48, or Mann W723/3. I think I can buy the Coopers Z48 online but haven't found a local Mann W723/3 yet (albeit through a very quick search).

What do others use?
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Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

#2 Post by johnconradlee » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:27 am

I've got a UFI oil filter, filter code 23.138.00, which is an equivalent to the Manner W723/3 etc. Obviously I'm not in Australia, but it's another part number to try. Looking at the list of what it's supposed to fit it seems to be mostly tractors and plant fitted with Perkins diesels.
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#3 Post by David Withers » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:02 am

johnconradlee wrote:...Looking at the list of what it's supposed to fit it seems to be mostly tractors and plant fitted with Perkins diesels.
I used to work in the drawing office at Perkins Engines and had access to filter sizing calculations etc. In the 1980's I researched spin-on filters for use with the CW adaptor, taking into account flow resistance and filtration performance etc.

Quite coincidentally, I found one of our own-branded filters to be the ideal. That was Perkins number 2654408, but they were relatively expensive to buy from dealers. Perkins had a policy of not selling to employees (to avoid the possibility of theft cover-up) but very kindly allowed me to buy a box of 20 for about 25% of the normal retail price. I renewed them at every other oil change and unfortunately they have now all gone.

2654408 is 6" long x 3" diameter (150mm x 75mm). Though more expensive than the smaller and rather inadequate ones often listed for our engines, the larger element means that it's not imperative to change it with every oil change, and alternate changing effectively halves the cost. (We found at Perkins that filtration performance improves once the element has been in use for a while and were happy with filters being changed at every alternate oil change other than in exceptional cases). Equivalents to 2654408 should be fine so long as they are a known make.

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#4 Post by Charles H » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:31 am

Don't know if Fram filters are available in Oz? If so part no PH2895 (not PH2895A).
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#5 Post by David Withers » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:50 pm

Charles H wrote:Don't know if Fram filters are available in Oz? If so part no PH2895 (not PH2895A).
Agreed. Fram were the makers of the Perkins filter at the time I spoke of, and the number PH2895 is distantly familiar.

Here's a useful cross-reference: http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com ... ram/PH2895

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#6 Post by Llessur » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:56 am

Awesome, thanks guys - will do a bit of digging around and let you know what I ended up with.
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#7 Post by Joe™ » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:08 am

Not sure if the Rimmer Bros adapter is the same as the Witor model, but they supplied me with TJ QFL0099/Wix WL7074 which apparantly fits a whole host of vehicles http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com ... Wix/WL7074

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#8 Post by David Withers » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:24 am

Joe™ wrote:Not sure if the Rimmer Bros adapter is the same as the Witor model, but they supplied me with TJ QFL0099/Wix WL7074 which apparantly fits a whole host of vehicles http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com ... Wix/WL7074
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#9 Post by David Withers » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 am

Going back to the original enquiry, the Australian filter Ryko Z37 can be added to the list of alternatives to the Fram PH2895.

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Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

#10 Post by tony » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:10 am

I've used Ryco Z103 for years now. Long filter. However they're getting scarce now and a bit expensive.
Now using Z131A. Same size and readily available from Super Cheap Auto. (well in N.Z. they are)
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