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How to install an Earls filter kit

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Ok, I though I would write a a quick "how to" on replacing the stock oil feed line with an Earls filter kit.

 

I did this while I was changing my oil so I had the oil filter removed which made it a lot easier.

 

Start off by removing the sender cable from the sensor.

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Now use a long socket and remove the sender unit.

 

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This is what should be left on the car. Remove the washer and the old oil feed line and the washer behind the feed line. (unclip the old line from around the top of the engine will make it easier to move)

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Use another long socket and remove the adapter that goes to the block

 

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Put the adapter into the vice and inside the unit remove the clip.

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With the clip removed now pull the small filter out. The instructions I had said to clean it and put it back. I pulled mine out and left it out.

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When I put the banjo over the adapter I noticed the hole didn't really line up so I elongated the hole.

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Now I'm happy the oil will flow.

 

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Now remove the old oil line from the turbo and throw it in the bin.

 

Screw the adapter into the turbo to receive the braided line.

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Install the adapter back into the engine. You will need to use some sealer on the threads. Screw the braided cable to the banjo. Put the washer then the banjo then the washer and the sensor back on and plug the cables back in.

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Run the braided lines to the filter and tighten everything up. Make sure you take note on which way the arrow is facing on the filter when you install it! I'm currently making a bracket from aluminum that screws to the from of the engine to hold the filter.

 

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Nice write up.

Does anyone wrap their filter in heat shielding? I ended up getting my mechanic to install my line at the same time the new turbo went in. He wrapped the filter but it looks crap.

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29 minutes ago, El Andrew said:

Does anyone wrap their filter in heat shielding?

 

Why would ya? The oil inside the line is going to be a lot hotter than the air under the bonnet and the stock line was never wrapped.

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You can see in the pic above that the only wrapped bit is just above the ex manifold. If the filter was right there then maybe consider wrapping it but otherwise, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :thankyou:

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oh wow how many people have installed these and this is the first time ive seen and or heard that the hole in the adaptor needs to be drilled out WTF?

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I used some liquid telfon sealant, speed shops sell it.

As for not drilling the hole, look inside the banjo fitting they have alot of room open in them to allow flow from all around. You can't guarantee the hole will line up with the line end of the banjo anyway.

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Ain't going to hurt, but probably ain't going to help either. 

 

Either way kudos for spotting it and thanks for sharing your work. 

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This is not an accurate 'how to' at all. Not a single swear word. Everyone knows this job is not possible especially on an f6 without dropping the c word haha

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Easy once you have done a few.  And having  the correct 24mm tools. Just don't over tighten the tapered fitting into the block. And don't forget to an anneal the copper washers.

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and also an oil pressure sender on the end of the engine block adapter piece so a long socket doesn't fit over it.

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FG F6 turbo is the same as B series, FG XR6T turbo is slightly different, read this thread 

 

Given the thread you're posting in, if you're asking whether the same Earl's filter kit will work on either, answer is yes.

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