Oil filter housing 4/5 bolt

4.2 engine can anyone tell me if it’s ok to fit a 4 bolt oil filter housing to a 5 bolt engine. Thanks.

Yes no problem, has done the myself.

Just make sure you use the proper gasket, I think there’s about 150 different patterns…:frowning:


Yep, no issue with 4 bolt versus 5. I have a 4.2 (5 bolt) installed in my Mk1 with a downward facing filter housing (4 bolt). No issue, as Paul says, just make sure and match the gasket on the housing! Jeff S.

Fantastic - thanks for the advice guys.