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Oil Filter Relocation

Post by Jimbob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:11 am

I finally got my engine into my barrelback. Turns out that the oil filter on my mercruiser 4.3L is on the top of the engine right under a deck beam.
Anyone have any recommendations as to oil filter relocation kits, and where to get one?

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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by kens » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am

I am not 100% sure, but that sounds like that IS a relocation kit already installed.
I have never heard of a chevy (GM) engine with oil filter on top.
Does that by chance have a filter adapter plate, with hoses leading down to a low side of the block, with a adapter in lieu of original filter?
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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by Jimbob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:14 am

Thanks!
I'll check that out. It's a new mercruiser (chevy) so that's what they probably did.
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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by kens » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm

I looked at some pictures online, and it appears that chevy V6 and V8 have the oil filter on left side, low, next to bellhousing.
likely you can unbolt the (relocated) filter, and re-mount it anyplace convenient for you.
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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by Roberta » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:07 pm

How about a picture so we can see what you have?

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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by TomB » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm

Jim,

If your filter setup is similar to this one you can unbolt the bracket and move it.
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Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Post by Jimbob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:52 pm

I'm at work so I can't get pictures now. Thanks for the picture Tom. Mine is similar. What Ken says makes sense. It is probably already relocated. Once I relocate the relocate , I will connect with braided stainless hose like they use on oil cooler units. It appears that they used metal tubing on my setup.
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