oil filter pipe

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ksherlock
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oil filter pipe

Post by ksherlock » Sun May 28, 2017 5:06 pm

Is there a recommended position for the curved pipe on the oil filter assembly? Mine is between the oil filter and the water pump but on my first tiger back in 1969 I am sure that it was between the oil filter and the header tank. At the moment the rubber part of the pipe is only about 10mm from the fan which is a bit worrying.

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sun May 28, 2017 7:10 pm

I suspect that the standard position for the hose was between the filter and water pump, possibly to keep it out of the way of the steering column on LHD cars.

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I have mine between the filter and the header tank to keep it away from that pesky fan.

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I think peace of mind plays a bigger part in the fitting of things like this than correct does.

ksherlock
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Post by ksherlock » Mon May 29, 2017 10:48 am

Thanks. I will change the position. Yours looks like a new pipe.

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Mon May 29, 2017 11:34 am

Yeah, they are new.

The old ones were knackered so I got a new set from Sunbeam Spares.

Not cheap but very good quality so should last for a long time.

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