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Re: kissin' cousins question
On Fri, 3 Feb 1995 PDQSHIP@aol.com wrote:
> Boy I'd sure give it a try. My scirocco app wasn't even close to not
> fitting. The only concern I could think of is exposure underneath do to
> length of HP1. I remember one of the mags did a report on filters and HP1's
> were by far the best... Let us know how it worked for fitment.
I called a local shop, who had the HP1 for about $10. He said that the
HP series doesn't filter down to as many particles as the standard Fram
does. I don't have the micron specifications, they are at home. But,
using the logic that an HP1 will fit, so will a standard PH8A (big
Ford). I think that this might be better for my app., but haven't tried
The guy at the shop (Summit Racing Equip.) said that the HP1 is great for
a race engine flowing *mucho* psi, but would not filter as well as a
standard for street use. It seems the little "holes" in the filtering
element are larger in the HP's, allowing a large volume of oil to pass,
but letting bigger chunks of goo through. It was a matter of microns of
difference, but I don't know...
Has anyone else fitted a large Fram to the 1.8? It seems to have a 3/4 "
thread (16 pitch) and I don't know if it will fit the stock mount.
PDQSHIP, you mentioned that your Scirocco was a ProRally car, and that it
had an aftermarket oil cooler on it. Do you think that is the reason why
the Fram fit? I just find it hard to imagine that the Germans would use
a 3/4 inch thread rather than something metric.