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Old 12-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Glowshift Oil Filter Adapter

Hey everyone,
I searched for this one and nothing came up...
I'm having a slight issue with the Glowshift "aluminium oil filter adapter" I've installed for the purpose of running my oil sender to my pressure guage and a feed line to the turbo. My turbo is getting enough oil, and my gauge is working fine.

There's always a "sweat" of oil around my filter, not even enough to accumulate a droplet on the far lower end...I'm using a fram ph3600 and running 10w30. Over 2500 miles and no signs of oil consumption or loss in regards to my dipstick reading.

Has anyone ran into issues with these adapter plates? the side that gets "smashed" against the block has the groove for the gasket, and i'm not sure if i should be replacing that every oil change, nor am I posative if it's okay that the side that recieves the filter DOESN't have the groove for the gasket....

Oh and if this helps, my oil pressure is 40PSI@1800RPM when system is at optimal temp.
Thanks for any and all input,
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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I have the same setup and have not had this issue. The bottom has no grooves because you want a flat surface for the oil filter gasket to seal too.

Maybe oil filter needs to be a little tigher? And I always lube up the oil filter gasket with some fresh oil before installation as well.
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seeping can be considered normal. If its just a little moist i would just leave it till it gets worse. or you could take it off and put a new gasket on with some anaerobic sealer.
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you'll get this with cast filter mounts. I had a perma cool filter mount that liked to do this. I swapped to a billet piece and have had no issues since.
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Good deal, had one more question for anyone who wants to throw their two cents in.. My tuner told me he runs heavier oil in his turbo'd foci; I switched to 10w40, and Michigan is seeing some suprisingly low temps early this year, could you guys tell me what your running, what PSI you average and why or why not you think heavier/lighter weights are good/bad for forced induction? THANK THANK THANKYOU!
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I was also told to run slightly heavier oil for turbo'd applications.
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