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Old 09-28-2017, 10:42 PM   #1
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Oil filter relocation kit

Hi, has anybody put on a oil filter relocation kit on a ST170/ SVT? Does it need oil cooler and a thermostat kit too?

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No there is no need for this.
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If you are running another oil cooler that also remotes the filter then yes you will want a thermostat.

What are you wanting to relocate or add additional cooling?

Already should have a cooler ( the puck thing that sits between the block and the filter) is a liquid cooler part of the coolant system of the car. (assuming the euro version is built the same way).

You run ming a turbo and need more cooling? Think most have not found that to be a problem.... Want to try it for fun?
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I would NOT run a remote cooler or Oil Filter

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If you are running another oil cooler that also remotes the filter then yes you will want a thermostat.

What are you wanting to relocate or add additional cooling?

Already should have a cooler ( the puck thing that sits between the block and the filter) is a liquid cooler part of the coolant system of the car. (assuming the euro version is built the same way).

You run ming a turbo and need more cooling? Think most have not found that to be a problem.... Want to try it for fun?
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The car is completely stock except a K&N cold air intake, putting on a relocation kit makes a oil changing job easier I guess.
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I would NOT run a remote cooler or Oil Filter

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The car is completely stock except a K&N cold air intake, putting on a relocation kit makes a oil changing job easier I guess.
Easier? Really? It's one of the easiest filters I have ever had to work on. Only issue is that it drips on the half shaft a bit. A rag over the half shaft fixes that.
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Easier? Really? It's one of the easiest filters I have ever had to work on. Only issue is that it drips on the half shaft a bit. A rag over the half shaft fixes that.
You are right, it is not hard, if I have a filter mounted somewhere on the upside at the engine bay so I won't be needed to crawl under the car on axle stands LOL.
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It's not the easiest I've seen or the hardest. Older Chryslers on an alignment rack are the worst. Most newer vehicles are easy to get to after you remove the splash shield/shields.

Anyone ever seen the Subarus that have the filter by the oil cap? Those are NICE
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Most new cars also are using those "life time" carriage style filters which are also a PITA.

Where would you put the remote kit? There is no space in the engine bay for this. Any movement higher in the engine will result in oil draining from the lines and longer "cold" starts (which I belive is the #1 reason Tom and most are against it).

Only place I have been able to find a good spot for a catch can on the Mk1 body style is after I moved the engine to the back.

Talking about 1 jack. You have to likely jack the car up anyway to get the oil drain plug. They do make the quick drain valve style that is a drain cock...
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