||* Most commonly used
1. Survey the engine compartment for possible mounting
locations. The mount should be located as close to the existing full-flow
filter as possible. Solid structures such as firewall, fender well,
radiator support or frame are common locations. Refer to diagram
A for minimum area requirements and consider accessibility for
2. The filter mount can be rotated 180° in its mounting
brackets. This allows the oil supply and return hoses to enter the mount
on either the right or left hand side. Choose the side that will minimize
the need for bends in the hoses or hose fittings. Also, refer to digram
B for preferred mounting angle positions.
3. When the location has been determined, use the mounting
template provided to locate and mark mounting holes. This can be easily
done with a center punch and hammer.
4. With a 1/4" drill bit, drill out the previously marked
mounting holes and attach the two piece mount bracket. Use the 4 - 1" long
1/4" bolts, nuts, small washer and fender washers provided. Note the
D for details. Using two 7/16" wrenches or socket, tighten to 8 foot
5. Apply thread sealant onto the two "0" ring adapter
fittings as noted in diagram
E. Install fittings in mount end adjacent to the arrows. Using a 7/8"
wrench tighten to 40-43 foot pounds. If desired, optional 90° angle
fitting or 45° angle fittings may be installed at this
not use thread sealant on either end of the angle fittings, tighten to
525-575 inch pounds or from finger tight rotate an additional 60° or 1/6
of a turn. Keep in mind the direction you wish to have the hoses intersect
6. Apply thread sealant as noted in diagram
E to the Allen head "0" ring plug. Using a 5/16" Allen head
wrench, install plug in remaining mount port and tighten to 40-43 foot
7. Attach the filter mount to the mounting brackets using
4-1-1/2" long 1/4" bolts, nuts and washers provided. Warning: The
bolts must be installed so that the nuts are on the side opposite
the filter nipples. Failure to do this will result in the bolts hitting
the oil filters. Using two 7/16" wrenches or socket, tighten to 8 foot
C. Oil Supply
1. Using a 13/16" wrench, install
two adapter fittings into the Spin-On filter adapter
using thread sealant as noted in diagram
E. Tighten to 28 foot pounds or 2-3 turns beyond finger
2. Using an oil drain pan to control any loss of oil,
remove the existing engine full-flow oil filter. Clean the gasket seating
area on the engine with a clean lint free cloth.
3. With the engine filter nipple now exposed, match it
with one of the four color-coded adapter bushings.
The correct bushing will thread on the nipple easily and with little free
play. If you were previously using an AMSOIL Full- Flow Oil Filter or know
the nipple thread size, use diagram
F (below) to determine the proper Adapter bushing color.
4. Apply thread sealant to the outside thread of the
selected bushing as noted in diagram
5. With the knurled end of the bushing pointing out,
thread into the spin-on filter adapter.
6. Two "0" ring sizes and an adapter plate are
provided to accommodate a variety of filter gasket seating areas. Compare
the "0" rings with the gasket on the filter you just removed. Use the "0"
ring that is the closest match. If the larger "0" ring is to be used, so
must the adapter plate and small "0" ring.
7. To ensure proper sealing and aid in installation, place
a small amount of grease on both sides of the "0" ring(s) used. Install
the spin-on filter adapter and adapter plate, if required, in place of the
old oil filter. Tighten the adapter one full turn after adapter first
contacts sealing surface, back off 1/8".
D. Oil feed and return lines
hose and hose fittings supplied with this kit have been matched to provide
maximum performance and life expectancy. Interchanging with other types or
brands is not recommended.
1. (Oil supply hose) Measure the amount of hose
you will need to run from the Red colored port (labeled Out)
on the spin-on adapter to the port with the arrow pointing In, on
the filter mount. Additional length will be required to accommodate engine
movement during operation. Also consider how the hose will be routed. Make
sure the hose does not contact any hot or moving surfaces or sharp edges.
Ensure a minimum bend radius of 1-1/2" is maintained at all corners. Bends
in hose should not begin at hose fittings. See diagram E for
2. Using a utility knife, squarely cut the hose to the
3. I nstall hose fittings on both ends of the
hose. Follow the instructions noted in diagram G. Tools required are one
7/8" wrench and one 15/16" wrench or vise. Note: Do not use any
form of thread sealant anywhere on the hose fittings.
4. Route the hose assembly as noted in instruction D.1 and
connect the hose fittings. Note: Optional 90° or 45° angle fittings
may be installed at this time between the hose fittings and
5. Using two 7/8" wrenches, tighten hose fitting swivel
nuts and swivel nuts on angle fittings (if used) to 525-575 inch pounds or
from finger tight, rotate an additional 60° or 1/6 of a turn. Note:
Do not use any form of thread sealant anywhere on the hose or angle
6. (Oil return hose) Repeat steps D.1 through D.5. Connect
hose at port labeled In (without red paint) on the spin-on adapter
to the port with the arrow pointing Out, on the filter
7. Use plastic ties to secure hose in position and
away from damage. Trim ties using a side cutter. Note: Over
tightening the plastic ties may cause the hose to collapse and restrict
8. Fill the selected Full-Flow and By-Pass Filters with
the same motor oil being used in the vehicle. Lubricate the filter gaskets
with oil and spin filters onto mount. Tighten one full turn after filter
gasket first contacts mount, back off 1/8".
E. Start up procedures
1. Check that all
fittings and hoses are securely attached, and that the hoses are routed
2. Check engine oil level. Fill to full mark if
3. Set vehicle parking brake, With transmission in
park/neutral start the engine and immediately check oil pressure.
Note: Pressure may initially take a moment or two to rise.
Caution: Carefully check for leaks at fittings, hoses and
mount. If leaks are observed, STOP ENGINE IMMEDIATELY, repair leaks
4. After engine has warmed, shut off and re-check engine
oil level. Fill as necessary.
5. Record vehicle mileage/operating hours and date of
F. Periodic maintenance
1. Periodic visual
inspection of the fittings and hoses is recommended. Check for leaks, hose
dete- rioration and cuts. Repair and/or replace as necessary.
2. Refer to Recommended Filter Change Interval chart for
3. To change the filter elements: