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Old 11-05-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default looking to relocate om617 oil-filter housing...

Currently In the middle of installing this motor into my fj40 (early toyota landcruiser).

would love to replace the housing completely...with a modern spin-on filter solution.

found a examples online, please see attached.

any other options?

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:10 PM
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Check superturbodiesel.com - tuning performance turbo diesel mercedes, W123, W116 and up. OM617, OM60X and the Mercedes section of www.4btswaps.com Most people fab their own and use AN fittings, braided SS hose, and a regular remote filter adapter.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:17 PM
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It is not a good idea to replace the factory oil filter with a "modern spin-on". The benz unit is not only a main and bypass filter but thermostatically controlls the flow through the cooler. This is way better than a single spin-on, if you need to move for clearance then just remote mount the facory unit. What trans are you planning on using in the FJ?

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External oil cooler thermostats are available for around $50.

A cooler must be installed though and it needs a thermostat set for over 212*f.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:42 AM
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sounds like the best option if to make an adapter that allows me to relocate the stock housing...
found the following example:





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tranny is a sm465:




made possible w/Luke's kit (4x4labs.com):




thanks for the replies,
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:33 AM
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Hey looks great! I see you also have the motor with the cali emissions although yours has already been deleted. I kind of like the turbo mounted up high, and the intake looks like it flows better. I like your FJ! Keep us posted.
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and the intake looks like it flows better.
Worse actually, the air has to make two hard right turns instead of flowing straight in.
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Regardless of number of turns, I'll bet you guys will be able to see the grin on my face...the day I drive her home

as always, thanks for the info.
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With the help from a few friends, I know have an adapter made from 5/8" aluminum...really happy with how it turned out

Used a gasket, as a template:







will be using 1/2NPT to AN8 fittings







final trimming:




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the biggest reason for my oil-housing relocation was due to a parking brake cable interference...no longer an issue

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:38 PM
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Great job on whittling that piece out.Give me a few days and I'll have one filed out of aluminum.
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