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Old 05-27-2021, 07:04 PM   #23061
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Checked d21/muh truck today, getting close. Two issues are oil pan/crossmember for lm7 and relocating oil filter. Couple more weeks *sigh*
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Old 05-27-2021, 07:47 PM   #23062
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Amazon says the tail lights were delivered today. Cant wait to get off work to check them out (again). Pic will be in my build thread.
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:46 PM   #23063
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Checked d21/muh truck today, getting close. Two issues are oil pan/crossmember for lm7 and relocating oil filter. Couple more weeks *sigh*
One work around for the oil filter is to use the little AC Delco filter that the LM7 calls for. Might be just the Z71 version for all I know. It tucks right into the opening in the pan.
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Old 05-27-2021, 10:11 PM   #23064
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Or you could do this...

https://www.summitracing.com/search?...it%20for%20lsx
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Old 05-28-2021, 03:09 PM   #23065
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ive wanted to do this for years but struggle with where to locate the "new" filter that isnt in the wheel well
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Old 05-28-2021, 03:29 PM   #23066
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I've only had very bad experiences with my oil filter relocation kits. I have a VG33 now due to one starving out my motor. That same one blew it the block. I know that engine made crazy oil pressure.
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Old 05-28-2021, 05:24 PM   #23067
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I have a Derale kit on mine, but unless you can run the hoses straight down, you are limited when tightening the adapter (on the LM7) because of the oil pan shape.
My lines come out the side, and I can't get it quite tight enough, and cannot go another round. It seeps oil. Drives me nuts.
I'm going to mak eone more attempt at sealing the o-ring by using aviation gasket sealing compound like the do on marine drives. If that doesn't work, I'm taking it all off and going with the baby filter. Had I known about those to start with, I would've gone that route because it is less prone to failure than a relocation kit.



Maybe you don't have a choice on your build, but if you do, I recommend avoiding the remote kits.

Also, be VERY mindful when connecting the hoses on one. Easy to get them wrong and starve your engine.
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Old 05-28-2021, 05:49 PM   #23068
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ive been a fan of the latest subaru filter design. its vertical, face down with a little catch can for the runoff when you take the filter off. handy
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:23 AM   #23069
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I agree with Deerhurst. Oil filter relocation kits are a big risk on a hardbody. One of the problems might be the size of the oil pump. It's not that big and probably isn't meant to reach full oil pressure if you start sidelining the stock filter.

Yes...it is a pain to get the filter off a KA24E engine, unless you want to start pulling the alternator. And I'm not doing that. It's crazy, but I finally started using the skinny steel bar for your jack, the one that hangs up there behind your seats. But...I used a grinder on a spare one and sharpened it to a point, instead of the square point it has in stock.

You take out the battery and the plastic tray, and gently use a ball-peen hammer to tap into the filter about halfway. Then you can get it to turn just enough to loosen it, and take it off with your hand. Installing a new one you can do that by hand much easier than taking one off. Tap, tap, tap...turn and loosen. Works every time. Yeah, it's crazy but it works. Just watch where you are putting that sharp steel point so you don't hit the block or the oil filter mount.
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Old 05-29-2021, 08:28 PM   #23070
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Had a dual relocation kit years ago on my 87 Hardbody, hoses that came with it were crap, upgraded to braided SS hoses, was fine after that. Bought the parts for a single relocation kit with custom hoses using AN fittings I was going to use on my former Pathfinder, but never installed it as the engine adapter was leaking.


Still have the parts and hoses.


Never had a problem removing the filter on my 93 Hardbody with the KA, definitely didn't have to remove anything.
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