Changing the cannister filter was a breeze. Having remembered how critical it is to hold the thin gasket in place, I sprayed a little 3M contact cement on the lid ridge and on the thin gasket. This kept the thin gasket from shifting during installation. I used a cheap $1 turkey baster to suck out the remaining oil in the canister, then wiped it out and was amazed at how clean it was before installing the new cartridge filter (WIX 51076). All the necessary gaskets came with the filter. While screwing down the center post bolt, one must hold some pressure on the lid, as there is a spring underneath which must be kept compressed whilst tightening this bolt. It was simple, and my 3M contact cement insured a good seal from the thin, flimsy gasket, by holding it in place. My oil of choice was Shell Rotella 15X X 40W. I now have it put away in storage for the winter. Look for feature story in Jan-Feb Vintage Truck magazine. Thanks for the help I received to answer my questions regarding this, I do appreciate it.
Could someone show me where I can see working photos and instructions to replace the cannister type filter with the spin on filter? Although this was such an easy filter change, and I may keep the setup I now have, I'd like to see how the changeover is done, part #'s, etc, etc....
- "Me and the Sweptline"