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    Oil system restoring

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    Oil system restoring

    1957 F-134, and wanting to fix up the oil system. Specifically, replace the oil filter canister because the mounting brackets are broken, and also install new lines. I want to change the fittings so that it'll be easier to take the canister off when changing the oil so that I can empty the canister. I do a yearly oil change so the canister ends up with some pretty bad/sludgy oil inside of it.

    Here are some pictures of my current engine and what I saw online for what I'd like to do. Removing the old brass fittings was challenging, I had to use vice grips and virtually ended up rounding off the heads they were so badly worn.

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...1&d=1702939271

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...1&d=1702939401


    I can't tell if these are some kinda quick connect or hand-turn to release fittings, but this looks like the kinda fittings I want to go with at least on the canister. The hoses can be whatever as I won't really be messing with those.
    https://www.jeepforum.com/attachment...58-jpg.650446/


    Hope this makes sense, I use it for work, it is not a show piece. But I'm trying to replace some things that are causing a lot of oil to end up on the ground.

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    Yes, it is annoying to have to suck out the last bit of oil out of the oil filter canister. Aeroquip does make quick disconnects that are small enough that they will go in line with the correct size hoses and thread.

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/t...opic43043.html

    https://ph.parker.com/us/en/division...ctsList:false&

    The only issue I can see is that the hose ends are flared, so a custom hose would need to be made.
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    I could be wrong but I thought I had seen someone selling a kit to use a regular spin on oil filter. I don't remember who had them and can't find it know. Maybe some one else knows.

    Or just an idea, what if you drill and tap into the bottom of the canister and install a petcock, or valve of some sort. That way you could just turn it and oil would drain out the bottom.

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    A simple petcock would be the quick and easy way to go. The link below is for the available spin on filter kit for the L and F 134.


    https://shop.willysamerica.com/Oil-F...se-p/24755.htm

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    So that spin on oil filter bracket would mount where the old oil canister would? Any advantages of going with this versus keeping the factory system? Better filtering? Aside from obviously easier to swap the filter out.

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    The spin on can be mounted anywhere. The benefit would be the ease in changing the oil. There would be little benefit in filtering unless you added more than one filter or used a larger than stock filter.

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    My MB canister has a drain plug in the bottom of it IIRC?

    Edit* Yup, found a pic.
    Last edited by Mike P; 12-23-2023 at 02:59 PM.

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    Now that's a nice setup!

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    I think it would make the most sense to keep the canister setup, and with the new hose connections just get something that would be easier to take off the top hose, then I can tip the canister down while keeping the bottom hose connected and just drain the rest of the oil out that way.

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