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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:02 am 
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Allright, so we did hear all about American oil-filters supposed to fit into Metro's, Swift's and Fireflies. In Europe and most parts of the world this advice is utterly useless, because American style cars are just not marketable, and people don't like dinosaur-technology cars either and nobody sells parts for them anyway.

Where Fireflies and Swifts are standard size cars you might like to try these alternative oil filters and save money:
1.) Manufacturers: KNECHT / Mahle, type: OC47
or manufacturer MANN type W719/5
This is the standard VW-Golf (Rabbit) oil filter. It also fits on most VW's and Audi's built since 1976. It has about 2.5 times the volume of the standard Suzuki filter. It features a one-way (no return) valve, but no magnet and no internal bypass.

2.) KNECHT / Mahle, type OC51
This is the standard VW-Golf-Diesel oil filter, and is about 50% or so larger in diameter and length than the above!
It is absolutely huge, and makes me wonder if it really ever needs changing on a Firefly at all ...

Note:
A.) Both above filters belong to the mostly-used in most parts of the world, and because of this, are usually very cheap.
B.) The rubber seat or the outer sealing-ring of the filter has a somewhat larger diameter than the original, but it seals perfectly on my car. If you are fitting this filter for the first time, make sure to wipe clean the flat surface of the block where the filter actually touches it with its rubber seal. Obviously it wont seal if it seats on grime.
C.) Both filters feature a one-way valve inside to prevent oil returning back into the crankcase through the filter after stopping the engine.
D.) Always follow the instructions printed on the filter, and always check for leaks after replacement.
E.) It works fine for me. but at your own risk,

Helmut.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:15 am 
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I never really saw the need for a larger filter, atleast in my little 1.0
I am a technician at a marina, we are a large Suzuki dealer, I just use the oil filters that the 4cyl Suzuki outboards run. It is the same size as the OEM filter for my car. (I even use Suzuki outboard motor oil!) :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:44 am 
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Hi blue bomb,
they don't sell many outboards in Europe, haven't seen a single one in decades.
If you can get your hands on an alternative source, good for you.
Helmut


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:31 am 
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Here in Brazil I use a Fram Filter, model PH2951.
It is a bit larger, but it is on the filter catalog as spare. It works more than fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:30 pm 
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http://www.wixfilters.com

Their website has a lookup feature and lists the dimensions (gasket and thread sizes)
of the filters.
If the car has no AC, a fram ph16 works well.

good luck :)


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