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#387964 - 04/19/17 09:44 AM Flushing a '28 oil filter
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Loc: San Leandro, CA
Hi all,

I am reading (for the third time!) the 'School's in Session' book that Ray Holland did on a '28 engine rebuild. Great book! I learn something new each time I pick it up.

Ray mentioned that he drained the oil out of the existing oil filter before putting it back on the engine.

Does anyone flush out the crud from these old filters? If so, what is your procedure?

I'd like to reuse the old filter, but I don't want to contaminate new oil the moment I start the engine.

The new filters are a bit pricey.

Thanks for your comments.

Dean 'Rustoholic' Meltz
old and ugly is beautiful!

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#388055 - 04/20/17 08:16 PM Re: Flushing a '28 oil filter [Re: Rustoholic]
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Registered: 02/06/02
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Loc: Rocklin, CA

I just placed my filter in my parts cleaner and reversed the flow. I let it run for a couple of days. I then let the filter drain.

After that i placed a plug in one end and filled it clean oil and let it sit for a few hours, i drained the oil and refilled it again. I did this 3 or 4 times. I know that this process may be risky but i guess any filter is better than just by-passing the filter.

i also have been changing my oil every year and my best estimate is that i have less than 1,000 miles a year.
Mike Quezada
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#388069 - Yesterday at 06:17 AM Re: Flushing a '28 oil filter [Re: Qman]
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Registered: 04/21/10
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Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Why risk it cleaning a filter when you can buy a replacement from the Filling Station for around $90?
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