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#1 skyking

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

The filter seized onto the stem, and I broke it trying to get it off. Anyone have an ALH laying about I can borrow the oil filter cap?



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:35 PM

By the time I shipped you mine you could have a new one at your door.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

yes, I have one on the way now. Thank you Robert.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:14 PM

Stuff a rag in the hole, call it good :D

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:16 AM

Fire up the lathe I see billet in your future

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

It's also another one of the ALH's common problems, actually all filter lids need replacing eventually.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

It was the filter cartridge, it swelled up and seized onto the stem like I'd never seen. If I had taken the time to cut the oily mess off there with a knife, I'd be in business. But oh no, I'll just pull on it a little bit more SNAP!

Even after it broke off, I never did get the stem out.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:44 PM

What brand of filter was it Kelly? Ill be sure not to buy those.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:31 AM

I'll wash it off and take a look.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:47 AM

Did some one say billet cap???? I off to research thread pitch.... :lol:



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:59 AM

Hmmmmm.... not finding a lot of info. I can see that if it were to be done I think I would be inclined to do the cap in 2 parts. The cap itself and then the spindle in the middle as a spate part then Loctite them together... I have my hands full at the moment but I am going to circle back to this at some point.....



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

Did some one say billet cap???? I off to research thread pitch.... :lol:

It looked like some metric acme thread IIRC



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

It looked like some metric acme thread IIRC


Yeah, that is what I recall as well. I am sure it would require a custom ground tool and some trial and error to figure out the thread pitch.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:37 AM

My pitch gauge is nowhere near that pitch , way to large for mine

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:31 PM

Maybe someone could send you there old broken one for r&d

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

LOL that is so far gone now.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

Shouldn't be too hard to match.  I think the one on my Jetta is a V-thread profile.  Measure the OD, measure the pitch diameter with some thread wires and line the calipers up over a few threads and see what the pitch matches.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:40 AM

Shouldn't be too hard to match.  I think the one on my Jetta is a V-thread profile.  Measure the OD, measure the pitch diameter with some thread wires and line the calipers up over a few threads and see what the pitch matches.


And I read this thinking what did he say




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