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: DIY: Prosport Sandwich Plate Install



Munky
04-28-2008, 02:36 PM
Note: This should only be done while changing your oil. You should NEVER remove your oil filter unless you are changing your oil and replacing it with a new one.

Tools needed: 17MM Wrench or Socket w/ Ratchet; Crescent wrench

Supplies needed: Oil; Oil filter; Prosport Sandwich Plate (http://prosportgauges.com/oil-filter-adaptor-plate.aspx)

Time needed: Add about 5 minutes to your normal oil change time.

Step 1: Preform all normal tasks needed to prepare your car for fresh oil and a new oil filter. (Pull drain plug, remove oil filter, replace drain plug.)

Step 2: Make sure every outlet on your sandwich plate is securely closed.

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Step 3: Make sure to properly lubricate the rubber seal on the sandwich plate, and screw it into place by hand. Once you have it in a position where you can access all the small outlets once it's installed, tighten down the golden extender with a crescent wrench. Remember, oil filters should only be hand tightened, so don't go crazy with the crescent wrench either. You want it to be tight, but not TOO tight.

http://www.crookedh.com/munky/psp3.jpg

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Step 4: lubricate the seal on your oil filter, prime it, and install as normal.

http://www.crookedh.com/munky/psp5.jpg

Step 5: Continue with your oil change.

Once you are done, be sure to inspect every connection for leaks...the last thing you want is the whole assembly coming off and losing all your motor oil.

Once this is done, installing oil pressure temperature/pressure senders will be as easy as cake.

joph09
04-28-2008, 02:57 PM
nice write up. good job using macro on your camera and not having blurry a%# pictures

CornbreadXD
04-28-2008, 03:02 PM
how much further does this make the oil filter stick out cause i used the purlators and those were big *** filters

Munky
04-28-2008, 03:09 PM
It only sticks out as thick as the adapter plate is. If I had to guess, it would be around 1-1½ inches.

BobMs_wht2k2
04-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Note: This should only be done while changing your oil. You should NEVER remove your oil filter unless you are changing your oil and replacing it with a new one.



Where did you get this little bit of misinformation?

Munky
04-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Where did you get this little bit of misinformation?

From a few mechanics. They told me that while you can technically take it off, you shouldn't...unless you're going to go ahead and replace it.

Keep in mind, Bob, these DIY write-ups are for people with little or no automotive experience, we don't need to be filling their heads with ideas that they can just take off their oil filter whenever they want. ;)

BobMs_wht2k2
04-28-2008, 03:35 PM
When you pull the filter, you only lose what oil is in the filter and a little in the pipe. Basically about a half quart. I change filters at 4k-ish and leave the oil til 8k now that I'm on synthetic. . .or have the last few times.

As long as you replace the 1/2 qt you lost, there is no harm, no foul, no error.

Besides. . . if you tell them they can't replace it until an oil change, it'll get spreadall over the interwebby that you can't change your oil filter unless you replace it with a x-brand and a sandwich plate. then that'll start a whole other debate about whether it's wrong/right and if you can ever really change the oil filter. . . :abovelol:

ricerrx7
04-28-2008, 03:37 PM
The only problem is if the previous "mechanic" overtightened the filter to the point where you have to destroy it to get it off. You should definitely have another filter handy when removing it.

By the way Munky, why did you install the adapter?

Munky
04-28-2008, 03:45 PM
The only problem is if the previous "mechanic" overtightened the filter to the point where you have to destroy it to get it off. You should definitely have another filter handy when removing it.

By the way Munky, why did you install the adapter?

https://www.elantraxd.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27003


When you pull the filter, you only lose what oil is in the filter and a little in the pipe. Basically about a half quart. I change filters at 4k-ish and leave the oil til 8k now that I'm on synthetic. . .or have the last few times.

As long as you replace the 1/2 qt you lost, there is no harm, no foul, no error.

Besides. . . if you tell them they can't replace it until an oil change, it'll get spreadall over the interwebby that you can't change your oil filter unless you replace it with a x-brand and a sandwich plate. then that'll start a whole other debate about whether it's wrong/right and if you can ever really change the oil filter. . . :abovelol:

Again, most people who join up here to get the DIY's wouldn't be smart enough to replace the oil lost when taking it off, or something similar. You know how it is...sometimes they can be really really stupid.

So how about you stop nitpicking my write-up, Bob? ;)