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Haze5736



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PostSubject: 96 RMW oil filter adapter removal   96 RMW oil filter adapter removal Icon_minitimeThu Jul 13, 2017 6:46 am

When I remove the oil filter adapter to change the gasket and o-ring, do I have to disconnect the lines? Or do they move enough to get the job done without disconnecting? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 RMW oil filter adapter removal   96 RMW oil filter adapter removal Icon_minitimeSun Jul 16, 2017 6:18 am

I figured I'd post what I did to close out this thread.

I removed the lines so that I could clean the adapter on the bench and got some new seals for reassembly. I suppose the lines have to be removed anyway to get up there and scrape the old gasket off. Wow, that was tedious laying on my back using a razor blade.

The sad part is I paid someone to do this job last September because I was short on time. The shop definitely did not replace the line seals.

Anyway, I'm curious about the various gaskets out there. The one I scraped off was very thin and paper only. The one I used is OEM and is metal sandwiched between paper and much thicker.

Prior to starting the job I went to Advance Auto and picked up the Dorman kit for comparison. The Dorman gasket was a lot thicker, maybe 50%, than the GM gasket. I'm not sure if it was really 50% thicker but it was obviously much thicker, by look and feel.

I saw a lot of posts online for various LT1 powered cars that recommended the Fel-Pro kit but I couldn't find one. Is it best to use the GM gasket or would it have been better to use the thicker Dorman gasket?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 RMW oil filter adapter removal   96 RMW oil filter adapter removal Icon_minitimeSun Jul 16, 2017 8:40 am

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Basically the aftermarket gasket is too thick, it stops the large perimeter O ring from sealing tight enough.
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