[xk] Oil Filter

Hi Joel,

Here is a picture of an XK120 - XK140 spin-on filter adapter that I have on
my car.
http://www.jag-lovers.org/include/iv.php3?in=/q/7~1016753128.jpg
It uses a remote filter head and can have an oil cooler easily added. I
designed it myself, and I have designs for either XK120 or XK140.
Unfortunately, at the time the machining costs were prohibitive for making a
small number of units.

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA

'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2> NAPA discontinued the 1303 oil filter. Until a spin on conversion

is available for the 120s and 140s I think the only acceptable
choice is the Crosland.
Joel

In reply to a message from Mike Eck sent Fri 28 Jan 2005:

Mike
That would be a good set up for adding a pre-oiling system,
bring the oil pressure up before cranking the engine. Has
anyone else considered this with their engines? Any opinions
on whether it would make a difference to the life of the engine?–
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In reply to a message from Mike Eck sent Fri 28 Jan 2005:

Hi Mike:
Nice job. There was a guy on ebay selling spin on conversions for
the 150 for $69. I emailed him asking if he had one for the
120/140. He said ‘‘Not yet, but he was working on it’’, and would let
me know when it was ready. I too am working on a spin on
conversion, but it’s not a remote. When I’m done I’ll post it on
the forum.
Joel–
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Hi Joel,

One problem is that, although they look generally simuilar, there were at
least 4 different filter heads for the 120/140/MKVII-MKIX that I have found.
The 120 has the mounting bolt at the top, the 140 has a smaller bolt at the
bottom, yet another car has a small bolt through the top. Some use a 1/8"
thick canister, others use a thin cup with a flange at the top, and others
have a thin-edged canister. When I was researching this project I collected
a half-dozen filter heads so I could take measurements. I must have some
marvelous friends, because I took some of the filter housings off running
cars.

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA

'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2>

Hi Mike:
Nice job. There was a guy on ebay selling spin on conversions for
the 150 for $69. I emailed him asking if he had one for the
120/140. He said ‘‘Not yet, but he was working on it’’, and would let
me know when it was ready. I too am working on a spin on
conversion, but it’s not a remote. When I’m done I’ll post it on
the forum.
Joel

Contact Bill Bassett - He has a nice one

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In reply to a message from Mike Eck sent Fri 28 Jan 2005:

Hi Mike:
Nice job. There was a guy on ebay selling spin on conversions for the 150
for $69. I emailed him asking if he had one for the 120/140. He said ‘‘Not
yet, but he was working on it’’, and would let me know when it was ready. I
too am working on a spin on conversion, but it’s not a remote. When I’m done
I’ll post it on the forum.
Joel

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Nice job on the dual filter assy. Mike, I have the same setup on my Firebird
& plan to do likewise on the 150. I picked-up a cooler from a 420 & plan to
install it on the return line to the engine from the dual filters. Clean cool
oil is the life blood of the engine.

Regards, Otto M.

Hello. Is NAPA 1303 still the correct filter element? Does anyone have an aerosol paint recommendation for the canister? I had painted mine just brown but I suspect there is more to it. Thank you.

john

Be aware that for XK120 there are two lengths on the original canister. Early was about 1/2" longer. The assembly catalogue number on the tag will be FA2045 or FA2678.

For my XK120 with the FA2678 later shorter canister, I use Napa 1303 , Wix 51223, AC PF2248G, Fram CH8081, Hastings LF482, or Purolator L25247.

Thanks Rob. This is what I have. Overall length is 10 inches.


You have the longer one. I have in my old notes that some possible filters for that one are Hastings LF328, Wix 51151, Fram CH335PL, and Purolator L30013; but I don’t know if anybody tried these. They are listed for various construction equipment with International engines. Some filters have an oversize flange on the top and bottom, which can be trimmed off. You want to be sure they are not too large on the OD, so as to block off the flow around the outside.

One thing I never got was a measurement of the long canister. My canister is 6.187" tall. If you could measure yours, I could look on filter maker’s websites and see if they have something better. They often give sizes.

The filters I quoted for mine will be a bit too short for yours. If you want to use one of these, you could make some kind of spacer to put underneath. The plate at the bottom is spring loaded, so it holds the filter element up against the top plate. If it is compressed any amount that should be good enough. Too much and the filter would get crushed.

The canister o-ring is size #345.

As for color, at Pep Boys I found Plastikote FM8112 Desert Tan, a Ford color from the 1990s. This one is a perfect match; you really couldn’t ask for better.
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Rob, thanks for the paint info. My canister measures 10 inches end to end. The cup itself is 7 inches tall.

john

Good to know, 7" vs 6-3/16" on the canister cup.

Does the pressure relief valve go inside the hollow bolt as shown, or turned 180 degrees? The manual shows it going in as shown in my picture, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.

john

John,

Yes that’s correct. See below. Don’t forget to check the condition of the valve as it should completely seal the flow of oil. Compare this valve with your inlet/exhaust valve in the cylinder head. Some people even “lap” them to obtain a good seal.

Bob K.

Thank you, Bob.

john

Also lapped as suggested. Thanks for the suggestion.

john