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    Wink Oil filter Adapter Mod to fix different filter

    So you may have or are looking at buying Murray's spin on oil filter adapter. It's a great mod with lots of benefits but in my case, I ended up not liking the looks of the large Oil filter hanging off the front of my engine.

    So what can you do? Well, I went looking and found a smaller filter that fits all but one way. I had to modify the flange a little so the smaller filter would, spin on fully. This mod is not for a faint hearted and you have to take ever precaution possible.

    I used a Saws All and removed 1/8 of an inch from the flange and now the filter fits perfectly. So instead of using the Fram PH9100 (NAPA Gold 7202), I can use the shorter NAPA Gold 1069.







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    You could relocate the filter entirely.

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    note

    not all these filters have a oil pressure by-pass valve and there is a lot of conflicting information as to which ones do and dont

    even the one mentioned and used here the napa gold 1069 is no longer listed to have the bypass valve

    if you use a filter that does not have a bypass valve YOU RISK BLOWING THE MOTOR

    the cx motor needs an external (outside of the oil pump) bypass it is located in the stock oil filter cartridge bolt

    also i find it faster and safer to grind the center flange down or mill it if the cover is off the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    note

    not all these filters have an oil pressure by-pass valve and there is a lot of conflicting information as to which ones do and don't

    even the one mentioned and used here the napa gold 1069 is no longer listed to have the bypass valve

    if you use a filter that does not have a bypass valve YOU RISK BLOWING THE MOTOR

    the cx motor needs an external (outside of the oil pump) bypass it is located in the stock oil filter cartridge bolt

    also, I find it faster and safer to grind the center flange down or mill it if the cover is off the bike
    Like any mod, this is at the owner's own risk. MurrayF and I had a long talk about the filter I picked and its seems that the older ones I have in stock at the shop do have the by-pass but the new ones coming out may NOT have this by-pass.

    The filter mod is always at the user own risk and I offer no guarantee that the filter you buy has this by-pass. Even the mod to the filter flange has the risk.

    Now as to relocating the filter Assy that in itself is a nice idea and one that I may look into Love to add a recovery tank and reserve oil tank. But I will say if you do this or any mod you need to do your research and understand the risk involved. MurrayF has been doing mods to the CX series motors for a long time and I trust his judgment fully.
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    Where would you put it that would be easier to get to never mind the hose snagging thinks.
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    I would run the hoses up the front of the radiator and across the top to the back. It's where to locate the filter itself that is the question.
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    hi everyone. i have been using the mod for a couple of years, and had no problem. i use the PH9100 it does have a bypass valve. but your 100 percent right. there is always some kind of risk when you mod anything. here are the specs fr the PH9100 MADE BY FRAM.



    Part Number:
    PH9100
    Weight: 0.9lbs
    Notes: Spin on type
    Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes
    By-pass Valve: Yes
    Filter Height (in): 5.09
    Filter Outside Diameter (in): 3.66
    Filter Style: Spin-on Canister
    Filter Thread Size: 13/16-16
    Filtering Material: Cellulose/Synthetic Blend
    Gasket Material: Nitrile Rubber
    Non-slip Grip: Yes
    Removal Nut: No
    is this the right filter to use?
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    Yes it is what i useWalmart 4 bucks
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    ok thanks so much i get them at the homedepot by me. for 3.77 each thanks again for your help.

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    I have one of these adapters but I've never used it.

    Not because I have no faith in Murrays parts - I have - but because the specs on the filters themselves appear to keep changing and we have different cars here for the fitments to the US. Spec change without notice could lead to leaks or worse - a blown motor.

    I'll just keep using the stock style filters.
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