A range of bracketed filter heads which take the modern spin on oil filter cartridge and enables relocation of the oil filter.
Suitable oil filter elements are available from many manufacturers, most of them have
catalogues with full specifications. When choosing, the first requirement is
that it should have a 3/4"UNF thread, 1"UNF if high oil flows are
anticipated. The larger the oil filter the less the oil pressure drop so chose
the largest that can be accommodated unless weight is a problem. Filter heads
can be mounted in any attitude, but we suggest when choosing an oil filter that
is to be fitted in other than an upright, filter below, position, it should
have an anti-drain valve.
No provision is made in our heads for filter relief valves, these are available built-in on some filter elements, they should be avoided if regular oil changing and gentle warm ups can be relied upon.
Filter heads can be mounted in any attitude, but we suggest when choosing an oil filter that is to be fitted in other than an upright, filter below, position, it should have an anti-drain valve.
We are always pleased to recommend a filter for any application.
Direction of flows listed below are for filters as illustrated. (remember oil always flows down the outside of the filter and returns up the middle).
|RFH1. Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread. A compact design which will require a spacer if a filter larger than 80mm diameter is mounted against a flat surface. Provision can be made to take a capillary type temperature gauge sender or pressure gauge tapping. Available in either flow direction. Has 1/2BSP female ports with a recess to take No 590 sealing ring. Material cast aluminium.|
|RFH2. Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread, has 1/2BSPports with a recess for No 590 sealing ring. RFH2G takes 1"UNF and has 3/4BSP ports. Both 80 & 98mm diameter filters can be accommodated. Bosses are provided which may be tapped to provide for pressure gauge, oil feed take offs, etc. Left to right flow only. Material cast aluminium.|
|RFH3, Takes filter with 3/4UNF thread. Left entry RFH3A has 1/2BSP ports, right entry RFH3B has 1/2NPTF. 80 & 98mm diameter filters can be accommodated. RFH3A has bosses.. Material cast aluminium.|
|RFH4. Takes filter with 3/4 UNF thread, has left to right top entry 1/2 NPTF port. Material cast aluminium.|
These kits comprising take off / pump cover, remote filter head, adapters and hoses are available for the popular Land Rover/V8 conversion and can be made up for any installation.
Last Revised: 16 May, 2001 Copyright © 1999 Think Automotive Ltd. All rights reserved.